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Kanji Web Sites

Jii-chan's Kanji Flashcards is just one of hundreds of sites on the net for the study of Kanji. Many of them are excellent sources of reference while others have strengths as study tools. Some of these links are included below:

WWWJDIC - This site goes well beyond Kanji and is a great place to access Jim Breen's various databases including a way to search the KANJIDIC database this site uses.

Kiki's Kanji Dictionary - Stephen Ryner has created this beautiful way to access the KANJIDIC and EDICT dictionary information in a combined interface which helps in the contextual study of Kanji.

JP Net/WWKanji Kanji Project - Despite the name, which is even more silly than this site, this is a fantastic project at MIT which has flashcards with built in Quicktime sound (vocabulary) and video (writing). A lot of hard work and good coding as gone into this and they are doing a wonderful service to students.

WebJapanese - This is a rather ugly site for Kanji study, but it is one of only few that I have found which, like Jii-chan, relies on JavaScript rather than more heavy and slow alternatives for the review of Kanji. The project looks incomplete but has the right idea.

Dartmouth - Dartmouth and Mayumi Ishida (?) have put this wonderful site together using, I believe, information from the above listed JP Net/WWWKanji Kanji project (which in turn uses original material by Saeko Komori of Chubu University).

KDrill - An example of the dozens of Java Applet based Kanji study applications available for the web.

Genki - This is an example of using JavaScript for fill in the blank style exercises.

Roger Meyer - Has shown how far the Java Applet approach can go with his large but feature filled program.

KanjiSite - This is another example of the effective use of Javascript for the review of Kanji (in this case primarily for the JPLT test).

KanjiStudyGuide - A beautiful design but not too much in terms of interactivity that I can tell. This user is a great fan of Heisig's method and has lots of ideas on memory and learning Kanji.

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