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700 Really Good Reasons to Study Languages

700 Really Good Reasons to Study Languages | Japanese! | Scoop.it

WHY study a language?! Peep these reasons! 700 of them, supported by RESEARCH!  Seriously, take a look-- this is an amazing resource if you're ever having doubts.

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ディスカバリーチャンネル|Rebuilding Japan

Discovery Channel Japan: "Rebuilding Japan."  Still trying to figure out how to actually watch the thing, but it's interesting to see what local networks are doing in any case.

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Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown – FRONTLINE

Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown – FRONTLINE | Japanese! | Scoop.it

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of this disaster, this is a good resource to find out about what happened-- and what is happening now.

 

"An unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex after last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami."

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JGram - The Japanese Grammar database

JGram - The Japanese Grammar database | Japanese! | Scoop.it

Huge resource of user-contributed grammar.  Also covers specific categories like e-mail.

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Anki - friendly, intelligent flashcards

Anki - friendly, intelligent flashcards | Japanese! | Scoop.it

This is a great, free, flashcard study program.  It has a ton of pre-made decks, including a lot of kanji and vocab decks.  Give it a try and see if it works for you!

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iPod and iPad Japanese Apps

iPod and iPad Japanese Apps | Japanese! | Scoop.it

This is an outstanding list of genuinely useful apps for iOS.  Many of them are even free!  Try the excellent "Kotoba" for a free dictionary that accesses the same open-source files as Denshi Jisho and Jim Breen's onlined dictionaries.

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Highlighting JAPAN

Highlighting JAPAN | Japanese! | Scoop.it

Every month, the Japanese government puts out a newsletter highlighting activities and goings-on, with a very much international focus.  Check it out!

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Spike Japan

Spike Japan | Japanese! | Scoop.it

Incredibly verbose, erudite musings on... everything?  I'm still trying to figure out where it ends.  In any case, an exemplary blog.

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"Kyoto Visitor's Guide"

This is specific to Kyoto, obviously, but it has a LOT of information in both English and Japanese, and looks to be kept really up-to-date.

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IS JAPAN COOL? | All Nippon Airways

IS JAPAN COOL? | All Nippon Airways | Japanese! | Scoop.it

A ridiculously slick website published by ANA, one of Japan's big airlines.  The opening video is worth the wait, and the categories that it leads to are a lot of fun.  And apparently there's a lottery for a free ticket?!

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The Japan Shop

The Japan Shop | Japanese! | Scoop.it

This is a solid resource for a collection of textbooks and other resources, all gathered in one spot.  It isn't 100% comprehensive, but it is a good place to start that is more focused than a random Amazon search!

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Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese

Questions about the grammar we're encountering?  Take a look at the explanations on this site and see if Tae Kim can answer your questions!

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Learning a Language is like Learning to Dance

Learning a Language is like Learning to Dance | Japanese! | Scoop.it

More to the WHY of learning a language, all wrapped up in a lovely metaphor.

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Japanese Global Scholars Program | 日本語グローバルスカラーズプログラム

Japanese Global Scholars Program | 日本語グローバルスカラーズプログラム | Japanese! | Scoop.it

The Japanese immersion program at the University of Oregon offers an amazing opportunity for students interested in continuing their studies at a high level as they leave high school and enter college.  Keep things like this in your crosshairs!

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