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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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