Now that the public beta has started, we really should start updating our FAQ with some of the decisions we've made during the private beta. Possible additions:

Anyone want to take a stab at one of these sections?

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    Is this where we discuss "who adds what" and the other thread is the one where we discuss what questions should be in the FAQ? Or should there just be one thread on this topic? meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/62
    – rcjsuen
    Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 18:49
  • I think it's better to come here for actual sections to add live to the faq and go back to the other thread to discuss potential additions. Does it make sense?
    – repecmps
    Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 7:45

4 Answers 4


Getting the ball rolling. Feel free to edit, copy, modify, delete or do whatever you want with the following.


Entering Japanese characters from the keyboard





Browser add-ons

Furigana inserter for Firefox

Help with any of these tools should be asked on the corresponding website and is off-topic here.

Reading Japanese characters from a webpage

Browser add-ons

Rikaichan for Firefox, Thunderbird

Rikaikun for Chrome

Online Japanese dictionaries




翻訳訳語辞典 - Translation corpus search

  • @recemps: would you mind turning your answer into (probably more than one) independent questions on meta? One for each FAQ entry. Eg. "How can I enter Japanese text from my keyboard" etc. -- See meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/345/building-our-faq for more details...
    – Dave
    Commented Jun 30, 2011 at 3:20
  • Sadly I can't promise I will do it. Is it necessary to have all this administration thing to write a faq?
    – repecmps
    Commented Jun 30, 2011 at 14:28
  • Do you have to be able to read Japanese to read KotoBank and Weblio ?
    – Golden Cuy
    Commented Dec 25, 2011 at 12:26

Closed as off-topic? Go here instead

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I need a translation

  • esaura.cc
  • mygengo

Please correct my Japanese

  • lang8


(feel free to edit and add your recommended podcasts and radio shows)

TBS Radio Podcasts, among which you will find:

  • Dig (Mon-Fri, news and current topics, advanced to fluent)
  • Kojima Keiko: キラ☆キラ (Mon-Fri, variety of conversation topics, high intermediate to advanced)

BayFM Internet Radio Streaming, various music-related shows, among which you will find:

Things tagged with "radio" at nicosound, which has oodles of uninteresting stuff, but here are some subtags:

If you poke around on nicosound you can find archives of old radio shows, but nearly all of what's there is in some way anime- or voice acting-related.


The faq should definitely be edited. It currently looks so generic that no one is ever going to read it.

It should contain links to well scored questions, closed questions, controversial questions, say how to use the search bar (as I got tricked myself today by the one-character-is-not-enough bug looking for "僕" without quotes), as well as, why not, a few resources.

My useful participation to online resources will be http://www.forumjapon.com/forum which is mostly in French, but has (small) Japanese and English parts, for real discussion of finer points, as well as the following link that I am sure you will be able to use for your best: http://translate.google.fr/translate_tts?ie=UTF-8&q=このとても便利なツールを薦めます&tl=ja&prev=input

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