Eh... slow work day...
Here are some of my fav, use 'em, post other links here...
Japanese news in English:
<ul type="square">[*]Japan Times
Clean, with some interesting editorials.[*]Yahoo News Japan
Basically a Yahoo news filter that just grabs anything that has to do with Japan from Yahoo News.[*]Japan Today
Not as good as Japan Times, more sensationalized.[*]Mainichi
Also sensationalized... Think tabloids. (Don't even get me started on the waiwai garbage.)[/list]Japanese Language Utilites
<ul type="square">[*] Jim Breen's WWWJDIC
Very useful online Japanese dictionary. In particular students should check out the Find Kanji Multiradical method. Easier than looking up in Nelson's.[*] Rikai
Paste in Japanese text, get the text back with mouse scrollover kanji readings and translations. Very useful![*] Alternative sci.lang.japan FAQ
Lotsa good stuff here. Every wonder where arubaito came from?[/list]http://www.joyo96.org/
Good stuff here. A work in progress with great charts and kana and kanji references. You can make printable kanji practice sheets with the kanji and a bunch blank squares to practice writing in.[*]Kanjiclinc's top twelve Kanji Sites
A virtual smorgasbord of kanji sites. Some repeats from above as well.[/list]Japanese software I use
<ul type="square">[*]JEDict for Mac OS, Mac OS X
Possibly the best software based kanji and word dictionary I have used. Based off of Breen's electronic dictionary files, you can search kanji by radical, strokes, sounds, and a bunch of other ways. Word searches can be limited to common words (about 20,000 entries) or the full dictionary. New versions support example sentences for many, many words. Shareware, but some of the best money I have spent on SW. If I only had one dictionary, this would be it.[*]JWPce for Windows
Free. A Japanese word processor with built in word dictionary. Definitely worth the price. [/list]At time of posting, all links verified to be valid.
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