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
Modern Japanese Dictionaries
Free Japanese-Related Software Tools
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-kun, is also available. Dictionary updates for both versions of the add-on are available at polarcloud.com.