Japan on the Web

by ThingsAsian, Sep 29, 2004 | Destinations: Japan / Tokyo

Outdoor Japan. Your guide to traveling the outdoors in Japan. Here, you can plan a trip and join real races with real adventurers. Highlights include festivals and events, campground locations, webcams, and feature stories.

Japan Guide. The Japan Guide offers information about living in or just visiting Japan. You can subscribe to the newsletter and learn about updates from people who have actually lived or visited Japan. Here you can find economy info, cost of living analysis, etiquette, sports, and more information for the visitor and the native alike.

Japan Times Online. Major newspaper in Japan; online version in English.

Kids Web Japan. Complete fun and educational site for kids with all things Japanese. Kids can learn Japanese, visit the culture corner, make greeting cards, and learn about life from afar. Also kids news headlines to read.

Japan Today. Japan's largest newspaper. Online version in English.

The Japan Foundation. The Japan Foundation is a non-profit organization that creates programs in an effort to make people more responsive to Japanese people both here and overseas. Here, you can read about current projects, get involved, or read country statistics.

Shift Japan. Web ezine for digital Japan; those in it, with it, and ahead of it. Read archives of past issues and find out what's new in Japan. Other highlights include the Shift Blog and the Shift Factor.

Lonely Planet. Find data and information like names of heads of state. As Lonely Planet says, "Everyone finds their own vision of Japan." Here, you can read Lonely Planet's eloquent vision of the country as well as read statistics and travel cautions.

Japanese Reference. This site is lively and full of communities of chat rooms and forums. The site focuses on Japanese culture, traditions, language, politics, and other related topics. Many visitors to the site who come and stay a while. Features include touristical and cultural guides as well as news and media directories and others.

National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies, Indiana University. The National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies at Indiana University provides educational information about Japan to K-12 students, teachers, specialists, and curriculum developers. Find online games, lesson plans, internet guides, and official publications.

PhotoGuide Japan. Hundreds of photos that include personal vacations as well as major events. Site also offers a database of photographers as well as some travelogues.

Astronomy in Japan. This site is run by a couple with the hopes of educating non-Japanese individuals on aspects of Japanese culture. There are articles that are both scholarly and fun. Many other resources also available.

Japan Society. The Japan Society is a non-profit organization that offers programs specializing in Japanese arts, business, education, and public affairs. In particular, this organization promotes greater understanding and cooperation between Japan and the U.S.

Japan-a-radio. Japan-A-Radio is a site full of Japanese Pop & Animation (Anime) Music. It?s a web-station full of real radio broadcasts. You can tune into live broadcasts, purchase music, and find out about artists.

Japanese Historical Maps. This site contains about 2,300 early maps of Japan and the World. Most in full color.

Teanobi - The Art of Tea. Do you know how to properly brew Japanese tea? Find out from this very pretty web site. Purchase imported Japanese tea, gourmet loose leaf and powder teas, direct from Kyoto, Japan. Enjoy!

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Research by Christina Gosnell. Have a site you want to add to the list? Email us the Site name, URL, and a description.

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