Japanese Listening Comprehension Exercises – Lessons for beginner and intermediate learners with audio and/or audio files and listening comprehension interactive multiple choice exercises. Short basic conversations about shopping, directions, family, birthdays, holidays etc.
Openculture.com - Learn Japanese for free online. Download free audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player.
Hukumusume Doowa — various folk tales with sound files.
Podcasting Juice — useful site to search podcasts which may be useful to learn Japanese language and culture.
Yahoo Japan Video News – A collection of links to current news stories.
CZoom – a Japanese comminity site in Vancouver that has a variety of net-radio programs. Students may get used to listening to “authentic” Japanese while scanning for useful information on Japan as well as Canada.
NHK airs Japanese lessons for people of various languages on its international short wave RADIO JAPAN service. Select from 21 languages. Each lesson provides a sound file with an introduction in the learner’s language, a short dialogue in Japanese illustrating the key phrases highlighted in the lesson and a file containing the key phrases in the learners language and Japanese.
The Hill Wood School and Language College – Basic conversations on audio files with transcripts on the following themes: Home & daily Routine; Sports & Hobbies; School & Future Plans; Home & Abroad; Media & Entertainment.
Japanese Classical Literature at Bedtime – Podcasts of stories with transcripts.
Japanese Internet Radio - Extensive listing of online radio and news sites.
TBS News - Tokyo Broadcasting System News Portal Site - Video news with paraphrased scripts.
Yomiyuri Online – Video news magazine.
HSC Online – This Australian Web site offers reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises for senior high school students preparing for the certification exam. Exercises are organised under the following headings: personal world; daily life; leisure; future plans; travelling and living in Japan; cultural life; the world of work; current issues.
Beatrix Potter's Stories - RealAudio in Japanese: