Online Japanese Resources

The proliferation of the internet over the past decade and a half has brought with it an exponential rise in the amount of Japanese materials available online. The selections below represent merely a starting point for the serious student of Japanese. A well-maintained and current list of Chinese resources can also be found at the UHM library’s

Japan Collection Online Resources.

Modern Japanese Dictionaries

Jim Breen’s WWWJDIC

Free Japanese-Related Software Tools

Rikaichan 1.01

A Firefox add-on that pops up a definition of unknown Japanese words/characters when you mouse over them. Another version of this add-on with extra features, called Perapera-kunis also available. Dictionary updates for both versions of the add-on are available at