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Learn Japan­ese for free online. Down­load free audio lessons to your com­put­er or mp3 play­er and start learn­ing Japan­ese instant­ly. To learn more lan­guages, please vis­it our com­plete col­lec­tion of Free For­eign Lan­guage Lessons.

  • DuoLin­go Japan­eseWeb site
    • Learn Japan­ese in just 5 min­utes a day. For free.
  • Easy Japan­eseWeb site
    • A free course from the Japan­ese nation­al broad­cast­er, NHK. This audio and text-based course of 48 lessons is designed for begin­ners.
  • Easy Japan­ese for WorkWeb site
    • Accel­er­ate your Japan­ese lan­guage skills! Learn prac­ti­cal, effec­tive work­place expres­sions, under­stand busi­ness cul­ture and improve your kan­ji. From NHK.
  • Easy Trav­el Japan­eseWeb site
    • When trav­el­ing in Japan for the first time, what phras­es do you need? Each 3‑minute episode pro­vides sim­ple expres­sions you can put to use as soon as you land. The pro­gram also offers tips for get­ting around the coun­try.
  • Easy Japan­ese: Gram­mar LessonsWeb site
    • Learn gram­mar from NHK.
  • For­eign Ser­vice Insti­tute Japan­ese — Web site
    • Stu­dent guide, text­book, glos­sary, flash­cards (PDF) and nine audio lessons (MP3).
  • JapanesePod101.com — iTunes Free — Feed
    • Over 100 qual­i­ty lessons aimed at the begin­ner. Users give it high marks.
  • Let’s Speak Japan­ese Basic — YouTube
    • 26 video lessons pro­duced by the Japan Foun­da­tion.
  • Let’s Learn Japan­ese Basic II — YouTube
    • 25 video lessons pro­duced by the Japan Foun­da­tion.
  • Maru­go­to Japan­ese Online CourseWeb Site 
    • The Maru­go­to Japan­ese Online Course is a course for learn­ing Japan­ese lan­guage skills com­pre­hen­sive­ly. It’s oper­at­ed by the Japan Foun­da­tion.
  • Week­ly News in Sim­ple Japan­eseWeb site
    • From the Japan­ese broad­cast­er NHK.

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