Japanese : Kanji and Kana
Kanji Alive — "Kanji alive is a searchable, web-based tool to help beginning and intermediate level Japanese language learners read and write kanji. It clearly displays all the information needed to learn a kanji in one window. It is freely available, cross-platform, and does not require any Japanese fonts." Created at the University of Chicago.
Meiji University's Japanese Language Education Center – This Web site offers resources for beginner-level learners about hiragana, katakana, greetings and some Japanese signs. It provides information about Japanese syllables and accents, about pronunciation and how to write hiragana and katakana. You can also listen to spoken Japanese in videos and audio files.
Kanji Game – Guess the Kanji character hidden under the tiles.
Hiragana and Katakana Practice — Real Kana - As you are presented with each character, type its rōmaji equivalent.
KanjiLearn is an electronic set of 2135 two-sided flashcards, which is as easy to use as paper flashcards.
Kanji Game is a free program for studying Japanese characters
The ABCs of Japanese — charts, pictures and games to learn hiragana.
Kanji Box - This application on Facebook lets you study and learn single kanji or Japanese words, either for fun or for test preparation. You do need to have a Facebook account and to be logged in to be able to use KanjiBox.
Anime, Manga no nihongo (Japanese in Anime & Manga) is a e-learning site that offers a fun way to learn kanji, vocabulary and expressions in context.
Rapid Recognition Trainer for Hiragana and Katakana - a simple online trainer for learners of Japanese to improve their recognition speed of hiragana and katakana. The program is still under development and Professor Kazumi Hatasa (Purdue University) welcome any feedback from users.
g-taknet_BB: hiragana – katakana - Online Flash program for learning hiragana and katakana. Images and pronunciation are provided for each character.
Read the Kanji - a kanji quiz for kanji compounds. These are divided by levels according to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Drill the kanji - Flashcard program to review and drill the Japanese kanji (the 1945 jōyō / jouyou kanji). Includes quizzes on on-yomi, kun-yomi and meaning.
Kanji Practice – Kanji Practice is a site which helps learners of Japanese to master reading and writing kanji. Kanji are grouped in sets of 50, following the order used by learners of Japanese at Dartmouth College. For each kanji, the site offers a brushstroke image, a brief video clip demonstrating stroke order, sample sentences for On and Kun readings with accompanying audio clips, print variations and the English translation of the kanji. As of the fall 2008, kanji 1-300 and some supplementary kanji are available, with more kanji in production.
Learning Japanese through Kanji - a series of Japanese text for intermediate and advanced Japanese learners. Each page of text focuses on a single Kanji and describes such things like its origin, how its meanings have evolved, how it is used in modern Japanese, and contrasts with related Kanjis.
Learn the Kana – “This site was designed to give you certain mnemonics, stroke order, and patterns of speech that will help you remember all of the kana in the easiest and most efficient manner.”
Katakana Practice Game - kana recognition games by Andrea Shea sensei at California State University, Sacramento
Hiragana Practice Game - kana recognition games by Andrea Shea sensei at California State University, Sacramento.