BlogNotices from the International Relations Department

To those learning Japanese

Here’s an introduction to some useful websites and online classes for learning Japanese. Even if you cannot go to Japanese classes or lessons, there are ways you can study at home. Find one that works for you and give it a try!

Introduces useful websites and tools for studying Japanese.

・Erin’s Challenge! I can speak Japanese!
A free website for studying Japanese where even beginners can have fun.

・Japanese Bank
Free online Japanese classes every Wednesday from 7:00p.m., application required.
Sample video:
Application: Career Bank Co., Ltd.

・Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
Practice sample questions that are found in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test. Questions are separated by level (N1 to N5).

・Connect and Enhance Your Life in Japanese
A website with free Japanese lessons for learning introductory Japanese used in everyday life.

・Minna no Hiroba Japanese Conversation Session
Have fun online speaking Japanese with others.
September 15, 2020 to February 4, 2021
Every Tuesday 5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Every Thursday 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
No participation fee. Application required.
Application: Applied Japanese Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University

・Japanese Class Danran
Can take Japanese classes online.
Monday and Wednesday every week 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.
Saturday every week 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
500 yen per class session. Application required.
Application: Specified NPO Manabito

・Express Yourself Japanese
Free Japanese learning material where learners can gain the power of expressing themselves through videos with voice-overs, so even those who are still unfamiliar with Japanese characters can have fun learning.
Textbook PDF:
Video playlist:

・Listen Repeat Speak – “our stories” 20 stories –
Free educational textbook for beginners learning Japanese.

・Irodori Japanese for life in Japan
Free Japanese textbook to aid learners in getting a grasp on fundamental Japanese communication required for daily life and working in Japan.