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Japanese Language Resources

A page from Nihon shoki. Completed in 720, this work is thought to be the earliest, most complete history of Japan and is written entirely in Kanji. Source: Wikimedia.

Welcome to the Japanese Language Resources guide! This guide will direct you to some library resources for Japanese language study.

The guide is divided into two sections:

  1. Language Dictionaries - find dictionaries, including special dictionaries of idioms, verbs and adjectives

  2. Grammar and Other Resources - find books on Japanese grammar as well as works on reading and understanding kanji and Japanese particles


Accessing Resources Online

Japanese language learners at Knox use the textbooks Genki I & IIin their courses. 

The Japan Times has compiled some resources for users of these textbooks. That site can be accessed at: