Japanese Hiragana Katakana Kanji

Japanese language learning information including:

Hiragana - pronunciation and writing
Katakana - pronunciation and writing
Kanji - grades 1-6 (教育漢字 Kyōiku kanji)
Vocabulary - nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives
Hey Friends,

A few years ago, I got rid of my JapaneseLanguageFoodCulture.com site. I transferred all the language information from the site to this site hoping my kids will use it to study the Japanese language. Hopefully those of you with an interest in learning Japanese can use these pages as well.

Please direct questions, comments and messages to my Facebook account. Thanks and happy learning.

Hey I kept a little of the culture and food from my previous website. This page has a few videos to give you some insight into Japanese food and culture. Topics include:

Japanese food
Japanese toilets
Japanese gun control
Japanese subways
Japanese shoe etiquette
And why Japanese people are so thin
Japanese Language

This page explains the Japanese language in the simplest possible terms. The focus is on learning how to pronounce Japanese along with learning to write hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Many lists of vocabulary are included and are sorted in phonetic order for the list of Japanese words and in alphabetic order for the list of English words.
Japanese Hiragana

This is a Japanese script used for already established words in the language such as sun, moon, house, mountain, people, etc. This script, along with kanji, make up about 98% of the language. This is the second script you should learn.
Japanese Katakana

This is a Japanese script used for foreign or borrowed words from other languages. Words such as convenience store (combini), television (terebi), and hotel (hoteru), are all written in katakana. This script makes up about 2% of the language. The usage is growing as more words are incorporated into Japanese from other languages. This is the third script you should learn.
Japanese Kanji

Kanji (漢字) are the Chinese characters used in the modern Japanese writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), romaji, and the Arabic numerals. The Japanese term kanji (漢字) literally means "Han characters."

This page explains all the basics you need to know to learn Japanese kanji.
Japanese Vocabulary

A ton of adjectives, adverbs, verbs, and nouns, most in either English alphabetical or Japanese character order. Many categories containing nouns related to a topic.

Noise Pollution
Nakatane Town abuse, misuse, and overuse of the Disaster Prevention Radio System.
中種子町 防災行政無線の悪用・誤用・過剰使用について。

Air Pollution
Nakatane Town air pollution from trash burning with no enforcement of regulations.

Beach Trash
Nakatane Town beach pollution garbage and debris with no trash removal plans.

Feral Cats
Nakatane Town feral cat problem with no population control programs plans policies measures.