Minato: Hiragana/Katakana/Kanji courses (Registration)
The links above are courses on how to study reading and writing hiragana and katakana on your own. In these courses, interactive study materials will help you learn hiragana and katakana as you read and type single characters as well as easy words and phrases. Materials on how to write are also available for those who want to learn the strokes and handwritings.
For those interested in kanji and wish to study thoroughly starting from the basic level, we highly recommend you to study kanji with this course. Using the interactive study materials, you will learn the kanji and vocabulary, read sentences, and match the kanji with their meanings. Also, we have supplementary materials for those who wish to practice typing and writing kanji.
Memory Hint App (Downloadable)
Memory Hint App series are applications that make learning fun with associative mnemonic pictures and games. There are hiragana, katakana, and kanji apps. All available to download for free by clicking on the links. We hope you find them useful in your study of the characters!
MARUGOTO Plus (No registration needed)
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 course book of the Japan Foundation. Learners can use this website to review and practice at their own pace. There are practice sections for hiragana, katakana, and kanji, as shown in the link above. We recommend this as a material that encourages self-study of the Japanese characters.
Other Links (Free): Letters / Tagaini Jisho
Above are some more useful website links above to help you learn Kanji. We recommend these websites for your own Kanji study or as a self-study tool for students. Please look and try to use it!
Characteristics of the Japanese language
This page outlines the characteristics of the Japanese language that are helpful to know before learning Japanese.
Reading and Writing in Daily Life
The Japanese language contains many types of letters, and a lot of people may find it challenging. By accessing the link above, you will see tips on reading and writing in daily life. It also introduces ways to familiarize yourself with reading and writing.