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Check out the list of schools/school districts current and previous WATJ members are from.
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WATJ New Year's Workshop Materials
     "Speaking Skills for Intermediate Learners" by Taeko Tashibu and Yoshi Inoue
                [Word Document]   [PowerPoint]


WAFLT Presentation Materials:
     "How to Make a Powerful Lesson Plan" [PowerPoint file] by Taeko Tashibu
     "How to Create Technology-Integrated Listening Activities" [PowerPoint file] by Yoshi Inoue
     "How to Create Audio Files" [PDF] by Ryosuke Suzuki
     "How to Create AP-like Listening Questions" [PDF] by Ryosuke Suzuki


Organizations Materials & Lesson Plans Online Classes
Textbooks About Japan Online Dictionaries
AP Japanese Culture Computing/Software
Proficiency Test Dialects & Proverbs e-Cards
Travel Study Abroad Japanese Learning Products
Japanese & Computing Japanese Software Vendors  

Organizations
Association of Teachers of Japanese (Colorado) –Classroom resources
Consulate General of Japan in Seattle FREE resource library!
The Japan Foundation, Japanese Language Institute
Urawa)
Japan America SocietyJapan in a Suitcase (free school visits)
National Council of Japanese Language Teachers (NCJLT)
Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (日本語教育学会) 
National Standards for Japanese Language Learning

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Japanese Language Textbooks
UCLA Language Materials - Database
Japanese Teaching.org - list of Japanese text books, etc

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AP Japanese - *NEW* Program!
AP Language & Culture (high school)

Japanese Language Proficiency Test
What is The Japanese Language Proficiency Test?
日本語能力試験 概要
日本留学試験 概要
nihongo koyouiku nouryoku shiken ALC
nihongo kyouiku nouryoku shiken
JETRO Business Japanese Proficiency Test(JETRO Test)
JETRO-Business Japanese Test
Japanese Language Proficiency Test
JEES日本語能力試験
Internet Japanese Test: SUSHI

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Travel
At Home in Japan
Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series /  Japan
Japan (Library of Congress)
International Travel - Japan Travel Information 
SHINKANSEN TIMETABLE
iKjeld.com, photos and information about Japan 
QuickTime VR Japan Next best thing to being there!
CIA -- The World Factbook -- Japan 
Japanese Rail Passes
Japan Railways
eRyokan!
Hotelbase Japan
BOOKINGS JP ONLINE HOTEL NETWORK FOR JAPAN
YUUSUKE: Postal code, area code search
Nipponia magazine
Infonihon.com Magazine
LangMedia: Japanese in Japan
JapanLink
Statistical Handbook of JAPAN 2004
The Japan of today
Nihongo.org : A Guide To Japan and its Culture (English Version)
Japan Information Resource by Japan-101.com
JapanTravelinfo.com
Web Japan : Top page
JAPAN TELEPHONE DIRECTORY-iTOWNPAGE
Guide to Japan

JapanVisitor: Orientation for the Orient
About Japan
GATEWAY-JAPAN
Guide to Japan
Japan Tourist Attraction Photos by PlanetWare
All About Japan
Infonihon.com Magazine
Japan Information
Japan FAQ--Japanese Manners and Etiquette
Japan Hotel Network Home
Japanese Guest Houses: Ryokans in Japan
Yahoo!地図情報
Guide to Japanese Castles
The Window of Japan
Japan Maps
47 prefectures in Japan
GUIDE TO JAPAN: The Forum
TokyoTokyoTokyo / Indispensabl Guide to Tokyo
PriceCheckTokyo
Tokyo City Hotel Guide - Online reservations for hotels in Asia
Tokyo Yokohama Information for Overseas Visitors
Roger & Marilyn's Photo Tour of Tokyo, Japan (pictures, photographs, travel, Asia, map)
Ed's Photos of Japan Main Page
Tokyo Food Page
Welcome to Nara (Japanese)
Japan Now
JAPAN INFORMATION NETWORK
ROB's JAPAN FAQ ( on the Japan Web Guide)
Japan National Tourist Organization
National Diet Library Homepage
J-Guide: Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resources
JAPAN
Japan
Japan's Heartland
Kyoto Information
Kyoto Visitor's guide
Japanese prefectures

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Info. on Japanese & Computing
Multilingual Features in Windows XP Professional 
NihongoOK.com 
Netscape Global IME Support  Global IME with Windows 95/98/Me/NT and wondering what Windows 2000 come in picture, this is the best.
Sending and Receiving E-Mail in Japanese under Windows: An Overview
Installing and Using East Asian Languages Under Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP
WD2000: General Information About the Phonetic Guide
Office XP Tool: Global IME (Japanese)
Office XP Tool: Japanese Language Pack
Japanese Computing: A Short Introduction
cjk language computing
Adobe Acrobat Reader - Asian font packs
Enrico's Japanese Computing FAQ
Using Japanese Language on Windows 2000
Japanese Computing
Japanese Email Software
Unicode and multilingual font and keyboard utilities
Viewing and Inputting Japanese Text in Windows
AppleCare Tech Info Library -Japanese Language Kit: Selecting The Kana Keyboard
Japanese Software and Information
Multilingual Setup for Win2K
Nihongo Computing--Japanese language on computers
Japanese-Capable Software
FAQ for computers running Western Windows
Ken Lunde's Homepage
MS Global IME and Word 2000
Using Japanese language on your computer

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Teaching Materials & Lesson Plans
ABCTeach: Japan – printable worksheets
Class Climate: lesson plan & worksheets
Summer Vacation Unit
Songs that Teach Japanese : lesson plan & links
Kanji-Step – teaching resources
Japan Society – lesson plans
Japan Society Education - Journey Through Japan K-12 educators.
Japanese Cooking: An Internet Reading Lesson
Haiku lesson plans

Nihongo Resources
English names in Japanese
– for your students?
Learn Japanese through Anime
The Japanese Page.com

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About Japan
Japanese Learning Tools at TIU- Reading Japanese learning tools!
学生新聞 – newspaper for kids!
Japan Through Young Eyes
Travel for Kids: Japan
ZOOM SCHOOL Japan by Enchanted Learning
Kids' Space Connection
World Jump
Japanese For Elementary School Students - Homepage
Japanese recipes for Kids
Kids Yahoo J
学研キッズネット
World Peace Project Start Page
Elementary school pictures in Japan
KIDLINKオフィシャルメインページ
Kidlink - Global Networking for Youth through the Age of 15
Japanese for Young English Speakers: index
Asia for Kids
KIDS WEB JAPAN
キッズスペース
Kids' Japan
音の日本語マンダラ-enjoy Japanese language as sound.
Kids.goo  (Easy with furigana service for your ease of reading online.)

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Japanese Culture
Natsukashi no uta -audio files and lyrics of numerous songs
worldramen.net 
Japan Poem: The Relationship Manager -send a greeting card!
Asahi Japan Collectibles Home Page- nicknacks sold on-line
Ukiyo-e: The Pictures of the Floating World
Edo Japan, A Virtual Tour  virtual tour of 19th century Japan.
OPEN KITCHEN- Japanese obento
ePALS Classroom Exchange - connects classrooms
JAPAN PENFRIEND
JPA PenPal Homepage
Japanese pen pals
A Japanese penpal forum : Seek a Japanese penpal on the web ! -Japan:Info-Xchange-
ALC KEYP@L NET ENGLISH
E pals - Schools in Japan
Welcome to Foreign Correspondent!
MIT Anime Club Homepage
Links: Japanese Animation Sites
Hitoshi Doi's anime page
Megchan's J-Pop Pages
Jim Breen's Ukiyo-E Gallery

Welcome to Kinema Club
Tokyo Eiga Tomonokai (Japanese)
Japanese Movie Database
Guide to Japanese Language Movies
Origami Web Resources for Students
Origami Tanteidan
たのしいおりがみ
Origami USA 
Origami Fortune
Alex Bateman's Origami Page
Joseph Wu's Origami Page
K's_ORIGAMI
paperfolding.com
FOLDS.NET Links: Origami Diagrams on the Web
Introduction to Japanese Calligraphy
Traditional Japanese Calligraphy
A Gallery Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy
Shakuhachi Flute Resource Page 
Bob & Angie's Kitchen Recipe in English
Not Just Sushi
Japanese Cuisine
Japanese Food Recipe Page(E)
毎日放送レシピ
Eatsushi.com
SUSHI
Asia Food Home Page
okoyomi yaki
utamap.com
カラオケ先生TOP
Uta Net
童謡、唱歌の世界
Japanese Songs
Japanese Songs - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes of All Nations
Japanese Holiday Traditions
Japanese Holidays
Japanese Festivals
Japanese Festivals
MIT Japanese Holidays Hypertext
Tanabata-Summer Festival in Hiratsuka, Japan
Hinako Net sadou(ocha) ikebana(ohana) flower arrangement hinadoll Girl's Festival
Japan Times - festivals in Japan
Nihongo Memo - Nenchugyoji
端午の節句/子供の日
dentokogei.com
Tea Ceremony - TeaHyakka Magazine- The Encyclopedia of Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Welcome to CHA-NO-YU
eSake Online Sales of Japanese Sake

Quirky Japan Homepage
KABUKI for EVERYONE
Japanese Garden Database - index
AIKIDO & AIKI-JUJITS (in japanese)
Shintaidou: Martial arts from Japan
YOUR JAPANESE GUESTS
QuickTime VR Castle Trek; the castle trekking site in Japan
National Museum of Japanese History
Japanese Historical Maps from the East Asian Library, UC Berkeley
Rekishi-Kaido_home
Feudal Japan
明治神宮
Famous Japanese
Shingumi Resources
Key Aspects of Japan
Banknotes of Japan
YAKIMONO Network
Virtual Japan
Maneki Neko Club
Graphics of Japanese Yen
Electric Samurai
Japanese Art History Part One
Japanese Kimono, Obi, Fabrics, Antiques, Silk & More: Buy Japanese Kimono Here.
JP NET Kimono Hypertext: Introduction
Japanese Gifts, Clothing, Sushi Supplies, Paper Lanterns
The Japanese Connection - Shoji Screens and Doors, Kimonos and Other Arts and Crafts of Japan
Jcrave

kanji-t
fashioninjapan.com
MTVJAPAN.COM
The Geta Page
Japan in World History | National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies
Museum Information Japan
Kyoto National Museum
SHINTO index
A-Bomb WWW Museum ~ June,1995
Japanese Sound Collection
HAIKU for PEOPLE 
Bilingual Haiku Scroll
HAIGA Online - Main Page
Japan FAQ--Japanese Manners and Etiquette
Guide to Japanese manners and etiquette
culturalsavvy.com | Japanese Business Etiquette & Protocol
Getting Along in Japanese
Japanese Table Manners Made Easy
Japanese Lifestyle Magazine
Japanese dictionary of history and traditions #29
Marie, an exchange student from Australia
UtahLINK Field Trip

Japan-Japan
Japan Online: Jump Pages
Teaching (and Learning) About Japan

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Japanese Dialects & Proverbs
方言文章変換
Nagoya-ben
Nagoya-ben lessons by non-native
How to Speak Nagoya Dialect (名古屋弁)
Oosaka ben
ことわざわーるど-「ことわざ辞典」
Nihon no kotowaza
Proverb dictionary
Japanese proverbs - Four-character idioms, Common idioms
日本人がよく使うことわざ・慣用句

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Study Abroad Information
Bridging Project for Study Abroad-Japan
Study Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
At Home in Japan (Homestay guide/lesson)

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Computer Software Vendors
PSP | Language Solutions Group
Japanese software
Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.
JUSTSYSTEM
AsiaSoft
Nisus Software Inc.
NJStar
Gakusoft's Products

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Japanese Classes Offered Online / Class Homepages
Online Japanese: Mesa CC
Griffith Japanese Nathan Home Page
Satoru Shinagawa Home Page
Japanese Online - Monash University
Japanese on-line project
Japanese Close-Up

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Japanese-English Dictionaries
JiWORDS 
Dictionary for Beginners - downloadable dictionary for beginners.
Rikai.com 
Kanji Furigana (Hiragana) for Japanese Learners
Lycosディクショナリ
Kanjidict 1.6.3.3
Japanese-English-Japanese Electronic Dictionaries (denshi jisho)
Jisyo.org - Japanese and Chinese pop-up hints!
goo [国語辞典]
Free Online Bidirectional English-Japanese Dictionary
Kiki's Kanji Dictionary
KanjiQuick Japanese English Kanji Dictionary
Japan Picture Dictionary
Online English to Japanese to English Dictionary
英和辞典
ChaSen (Japanese edition)
Sanseido web dictionary
WWWJDIC: E->J Lite Word Search
Japanese-English Dictionary Interface (JEDI)
Japanese dictionary
Japanese Dictionaries
EXCEED 和英辞典
国語、英和、和英、カタカナ、漢字、マルチ辞書
和英辞書
Online English to Japanese to English Dictionary
Japanese-English Dictionary Portal
yourDictionary.com ・Altaic Languages
Japanese-English Dictionary Interface (JEDI)
Online Language Dictionaries and Translators
an open, free, online Japanese-English dictionary
JavaDict Reference
Eijiro
Japanese <-> English Dictionary Server
Jeffrey's Japanese<->English Dictionary - Gateway
Dictionary Linked System
Reading Tutor (good dictionary)
Jim Breen's WWWJDIC
WWWJDIC: E->J Lite Word Search
JquickTrans - Dictionary . Translation . Study
WebLsd Query Input
Babylon - Dictionary and Translator
Japanese Language
ひらがなナビィ
Kakasi web frontend
kanji romaji hiragana conversion
Japanese-English Dictionary Interface
CJK-English Dictionary
Japanese-English Dictionary Interface (JEDI)
Cambridge Dictionaries Online
yourDictionary.com - Altaic Languages
Teachionary: Japanese Word Sets
Japanese-English Dictionary of Business and Finance
The Counting Dictionary (jp)

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Computing & Japanese
Twin Bridge Asian Viewer for PC
JREADER Information Page
Japanese WWW Page viewer 
NJSTAR Japanese word processor
JWPce Support Information - downloadable wa-puro for PC.
Microsoft Global IME - use Word 2000, Outlook, Internet Explorer in Japanese.
Mojibake fixing
日本語と文字コード
fix most mojibake problems on reading e-mail
Japanese Fonts Fancier Japanese fonts. Unlike Osaka or honminchou, you use one roman letter for one character. Read "Read Me" carefully.
Free Word Processors From Nisus Software Inc.
Zafir:Text editor for Japanese, Chinese and Korean without Language kit
Mariner Write (print vertically)
KOTOMASHI PAGE
Drill 1.2

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Japanese e-Cards
Yahoo!グリーティング
Cardmaster
FREE POSTMAN
AmericanGreetings.com:online cards in Japanese

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Japanese Learning Products
Languageplus - Language Activities for Teachers and Students of Japanese and French- Classroom Activities
Kanji dictionary JISHOP
Robo-Sensei: Personal Japanese Tutor
幼児教育もじもじ Input!
Voice of Japan - Japanese voice generation - read hear listen speech speak ( text to speech TTS )
KanjiBrowze - Ultimate Freeware Japanese Character Browser
Kanji Learner - CNETAsia
Japanese Vocab - CNETAsia
KanjiQuick Voice - CNETAsia
FUYO SOFT: Japanese Learning Software for PCs, Cellular Phones and PDAs
Japanese Software and Information
Declan Software's Japanese Language Learning Software
MANABIYA
KanjiPad
Welcome to Nihongo Learning Systems!
LexiKAN Japanese Kanji Flashcard Software
Learn Japanese with EuroTalk
KDrill info page
Rosetta Stone: Japanese
'Cab Software: Products
クリックeコミック「コボちゃん」
JapaneseForEveryone v.3.5 CD-ROM learn Japanese
Japanese Alphabet Hiragana Katakana
Parotto HomePage: A Beginner's Japanese program.
LITTLE EXPLORERS by Enchanted Learning Software
Edict and ChaSen assisted Kanji-reading (frames)
Japanese software
Japanese software
Declan Software's Japanese Language Learning Software
JquickTrans: Dictionary . Translation . Study
KanjiBrowze - Ultimate Freeware Japanese Character Browser
Downloads: JapaneseTeacher
Programs for Learning Japanese
Free Light Japanese to learn Japanese language
EuroTalk
Seiko Instruments USA Inc
SII IC DICTIONARY
StarFestival.com
Human Japanese--an interactive textbook based on CD-ROM.
The Monash Nihongo ftp Archive
Smart Start Japanese
World of Reading, Educational Software, Books, Tapes and Videos.
QuickScholar Software
Lindeman Systems International, Ltd. - KanaPro 2.0
UniDict Page

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