Learning Materials

*Please see "Publications and Goods" “Japanese Language Education” for all lists of the publication concerning Japanese-language education.
*Please see also “List of Japanese-Language Teaching Materials Developed by the Japan Foundation / with the Assistance of the Japan Foundation”(in Japanese).

ひきだすにほんご Activate Your Japanese!

ひきだすにほんご Activate Your Japanese! introduces Japanese culture and language mainly to foreign citizens seeking to live and work in Japan and Japanese-language learners who wish to learn about life in Japan.
Also check out our new website "ひきだすにほんご Activate Your Japanese! Content-Library" for additional online materials created to support classroom and self-study activities using this program.

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Irodori: Japanese for Life in Japan

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You can learn basic Japanese communication skills that are needed for daily life and working in Japan. All the PDF materials and MP3 audio files are available online.

Irodori: Japanese Online Course

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This is an online course for acquiring the Japanese language communication skills necessary for daily life situations in Japan.

"Erin’s Challenge! I Can Speak Japanese." Contents Library

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A free Japanese-Language learning site on which you can have fun while learning. (Japanese / English)

"Challenge with Erin – Japanese-Learning Test –"

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The app can be used to study beginner-level vocabulary and expressions in an engaging way through card games, manga and quizzes, and it can also be used to check how much you were able to remember. (English / Indonesian)

"Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture."

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JF Japanese e-Learning Minato

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JF Japanese e-Learning Minato is a Japanese language learning platform provided by the Japan Foundation. Users can take online courses to learn Japanese and interact with worldwide communities of like-minded people.

Hirogaru, get more of Japan and Japanese

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This site lets Japanese language learners study the language by reading information articles on 12 topics that they may be interested, watching videos of people talking in Japanese, and exchanging comments with other users.


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HIRAGANA Memory Hint and KATAKANA Memory Hint are apps that allow you to learn hiragana and katakana in a fun way using mnemonic pictures. They include plenty of quizzes for you to test your understanding.

KANJI Memory Hint 1, 2, 3 [English version]

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KANJI Memory Hint are apps that allow you to learn kanji in a fun way using mnemonic pictures and games.


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MARUGOTO+ (MARUGOTO Plus) is a website where users can learn about Japanese language and culture based on the contents of the "MARUGOTO: Japanese Language and Culture," the official coursebook of the Japan Foundation, which complies with the JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education.

Portal for Learning Japanese NIHONGO e

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NIHONGO e Portal for Learning Japanese is a site dedicated to introducing all kinds of websites and online tools useful for studying Japanese!

Japanese in Anime and Manga

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Japanese anime and manga are really popular with young people all over the world today. This is an e-learning website for those who want to learn Japanese from anime and manga. Users can study expression distinctive of characters with audio playback or words used in specific genre, such as LOVE, through quizzes. It’s a fun way to learn Japanese!

Nihongo de Care-navi

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Japanese-English / English-Japanese dictionary with useful expressions in nursing and caretaking scenes for supporting your Japanese Language learning.

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