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Great websites for beginner reading [duplicate]

I am wanting to focus on reading. But I'm finding it hard to find websites for kids to go on, or websites with stories for kids to read. I came across this site which has fairy tales, but I'd like ...
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What is the best software/website to aid learning japanese? [duplicate]

I began learning Japanese 1 year ago. The first thing I did was to begin looking for software and websites to help me. I readily came across software like Rosetta Stone and websites like Japanese101. ...
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What questions are not allowed on Japanese Language SE?

Most of the questions that we have downvoted and closed as off-topic on the Japanese Language Stack Exchange site have violated one (or more) of the following guidelines. No Questions that violate ...
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Can this site include questions about resources one would use to learn the Japanese Language?

Re: What are good sources for streaming Japanese language television? I originally assumed that the site was centered on the Japanese Language and would include resources for learning the language as ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

As your site is undergoing our new design-independent graduation process, you'll be enjoying your own run of design-independent Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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How to improve kana reading speed?

My friend and I are beginning (~6 months) learners of Japanese, and while we both "know" the kana, we still read very slowly - slowly enough in my case that by the time I finish reading a sentence, I'...
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Is checking handwriting on topic or off topic?

Consider the following questions Is my Hiragana good? [closed] How is my hiragana hand writing and which one needs to be work on? [closed] Is my hiragana writing understandable? Is my Hiragana ...
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Scope amendment: Character recognition requests?

In the recent spring cleaning effort, I have found a fair amount of questions that are character recognition requests. The Help Center page currently states that direct translation/proofreading ...
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Tokenizer of Japanese sentences

Is there any open-source tokenizer of Japanese sentences? For example (according to this answer) 住宅地域における本機の使用は有害な電波妨害を引き起こすことがあり、その場合ユーザーは自己負担で電波妨害の問題を解決しなければなりません。 Becomes something like 住宅地域 に ...
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Scope amendment: Should questions about Resources be allowed on JLU?

EDIT: It has been over a year since the "vote" has been counted and the vote total no longer has any useful meaning. As noted in the comments, the vote total while the question was current was: Yes:7,...
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Rikaisan - Rikaichan/kun for Opera

I don't know if this even qualifies for the meta board, but I thought I'd let the Opera lovers out there know that they no longer need to start up Firefox/Chrome when they need their favourite browser ...
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Resource questions revisited (2013)

We've had several prior discussions about resource questions, but it has been a while: A discussion from May 2011, hesitantly leaned towards allowing resource questions, but the opinions were mostly ...
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Calligraphy resources?

Looking at Resources for learning Japanese, I don't see much in terms of calligraphy. Things I'm looking for are: Calligraphy datasets: stroke shapes and order, samples of handwritten characters, ...
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How to find a Japanese-speaking flatmate

How do I find a Japanese-speaking flatmate in a place where it is not frequently spoken? (say Sydney, Australia, but totally as a hypothetical example, because I don't want to be seen as spamming) Do ...
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Updating the FAQ

According to Updating the FAQ for a StackExchange site it is now possible for moderators to edit the FAQ, but I do not know if this is also the case for beta sites. If yes, could we at least put a ...
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Place to learn Japanese but in Romaji?

I know how bad it is to learn Japanese in Romaji, but I can't learn alphabets for some reason, so is there a place to learn Japanese but in Romaji? like grammars, words and such....
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Kanji Etymology and Analysis: What is the Scholarly Mainstream?

In replying to inquiries on this site concerning kanji origins, composition and interpretations, certain respondents (1/2) have described analysis based on sound symbolism as "non(-)mainstream." If so,...
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How to type 三人 etc. with IME?

一人 & 二人 are trivial to type with the (Windows) IME keyboard, but I can't get it to do 三人 through to 十人 just from typing the romaji (sanri etc.). It comes up with 三里 by default, with no option to ...
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Why buy a paper J-J dictionary instead of using free on-line dictionaries?

Apart from lookup by radical in case I don't already know how to type the word, is there any advantage to buying the printed 大辞泉 over using weblio.jp and kotobank.jp? Are there more definitions? More ...
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Resources for searching Japanese Corpora

I am trying to put together a list of useful links and resources for people who want to search various Japanese corpora. In my experience, some of the websites and interfaces are less than ideal, in ...
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FAQs worth adding

Right now there isn't much in the FAQ beyond the standard boiler plate, but I think that as we move though the beta we might want to expand it a bit with questions like the following: How to write ...
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What are the tools used for typing Japanese?

I am new to Japanese. I wanted to know what are the tools used for typing Japanese (specifically desktop typing, not mobile). Phonetic tools are always available to type languages, but are there any ...
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Why do we have the resources tag on the main site?

One of our more disgruntled users asks a very good question. Why do we have the resources tag on the main site when questions asking for learning resources are off topic? Should we remove this tag to ...
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If there is a public domain list of Japanese words for free download

Wondering if there is a list of Japanese words for free download (i.e. public domain, not creative commons). Perhaps it is in the form of a: Dictionary Word frequency list Corpus annotation ...
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How to approach Japanese Graded Readers?

I am an absolute beginner. Only level 2 on Wanikani and I've gone through a couple of chapters in Genki. I would like to read something in Japanese and Japanese Graded Readers are famously good ...
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Are mneomonic suggestions on-topic?

Are suggestions for remembering Kana/Kanji on-topic on this site? I know there are many resources available online for Kana mnemonics (which have helped me a lot up to now), but I am struggling to ...
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Pre-prepared messages

If you want to have pre-prepared messages that you expect to copy and paste as a comment multiple times, feel free to post them below. For example, a new user wanting to ask an off-topic question.
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Suggestions on how to translate handwriting I can't read

An artist I follow on twitter recently uploaded a video where they write some text on a piece of paper. Now, I understand some of it, but most of it I'm not good enough to read, and so I can't put it ...
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This is not an opinion. It should not be closed for being opinion based

I am not a frequent user here. But I have to say having my well-recieved question (now migrated) closed with no explanation other than that it is "opinion-based" speaks really poorly for the ...
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Asking for free kana sound samples

Would it be alright to ask (on the main japanese.stackexchange.com site) if someone knows about (and could provide a link to) a free, downloadable (creative commons) kana audio set, I need it for a ...
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Where to find simple example sentences

Does anyone know any website or corpus (apart from jisho.org, weblio, reverso context or glosbe) where for a given word I can get lots of simple sentences with that word? There are many times that ...
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Should we expand the 'asking for learning resources' close reason to include methods?

We seem to get a lot of questions asking 'how should I go about learning this thing?'. (Learning Japanese alphabet and Transitioning to Japanese kanji from Chinese are two recent examples.) At the ...
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Resources for word nuances?

I'm currently trying to translate a speech E-J, and I'm aware I could get things wrong if I don't understand the nuances of Japanese words - which, put simply, I don't. My level is very basic, and I'm ...
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As a person already on a career path, what approach to learning Japanese should I take? [closed]

Background: So I am a professional in the advertising industry with a university degree behind me. I don't really want to forgo my career to learn Japanese, but after my last trip there, I would like ...
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What are authoritative Japanese grammar books written in Japanese?

I know Kojien is the most authoritative dictionary. What are some authoritative grammar books written in Japanese?
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Japanese Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google,...
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This is not a question about the Japanese language

Whatever happened to the close vote reason: "this is not a question about the Japanese language"? Did I just dream that this used to be one of the pre-made reasons for closing a question? A ...
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Sanseidō Daijirin, 3rd edition, link rot

The link for Sanseidō Daijirin, 3rd edition here in the resources post seems to have expired. Any idea where else it can be found online? Or should we remove it from the resources post?
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Good Kanji book for Japanese beginner

Could you suggest some good Kanji books for Japanese beginner? I have checked these resources, Resources for learning Japanese, didn't find any useful ones... Thank you!
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