Safarikai – Rikaichan for Safari

Posted by Jonas on December 25th, 2014. Filters:

Rikaichan is a Firefox plugin that gives you easy access to Japanese translations by hovering over sentences with your mouse. It’s known to be one of the most useful plugins available for people who study Japanese, but can be used by anyone who needs quick translations and help with kanji. Rikaichan is also available for Google Chrome […]

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WP Furigana

Posted by Jonas on May 4th, 2013. Filters:

WP Furigana is a little WordPress plugin that makes it a little easier to add Furigana (a Japanese reading aid of smaller kana printed next to a kanji). You can see how it works in the example below. 現在げんざいは炭酸たんさんの清涼感せいりょうかんとホップの苦みにがみを特徴とくちょうとするラガー、特にピルスナーが主流しゅりゅうとなっているが、ラガーはビールの歴史れきしの中では比較的新参ひかくてきしんざんであり、ラガー以外いがいにもエールなどのさまざまな種類しゅるいのビールが世界せかいで飲まれている。 WP Furigana utilizes the HTML ruby tag which is widely supported, but includes a few improvements for […]

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Japanese explanation of The Empire Strikes Back

Posted by Dean on December 14th, 2011. Filters:

Mika a Japanese English language student sat down to watch Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and this is her conception of it all.

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Add Furigana Without a Plugin

Posted by Jonas on November 1st, 2011. Filters:

I’ve previously introduced you to Furigana Injector, an nifty little plugin available for Firefox and Chrome users that lets you add furigana to content on the web with just one click.

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I Won an iKnow Mousepad!

Posted by Jonas on November 1st, 2011. Filters:

Well well, look at what we’ve got here! Could this be the original iKnow! mousepad everyone’s been talking about? Why yes it is.

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Japan vs Siri

Posted by Dean on October 19th, 2011. Filters:

In case you haven’t heard, Apple released it’s latest iPhone last Friday. The iPhone 4S isn’t much of an upgrade but it hasn’t stopped Apple fans from getting it. One of the biggest new features is “Siri” a personal assistant that can send text and set up appointments for you just by using your voice.

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Character Bentos

Posted by Dean on October 4th, 2011. Filters:

A Bento or lunch box as we know it in the west are home-packed meals, typical filled with rice, fish, meat or cooked vegetables. Leave it to the Japanese to make them cute and fun with “Kyaraben” or “Character Bentos”.

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An alternative to Rikaichan for Safari users

Posted by Jonas on August 31st, 2011. Filters:

The alternative is a very simple solution and all you have to do is change a few settings, because if you’re on a Mac, you already have what you need.

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Podcasts for Japanese language learners

This is my first (and hopefully not the last) guest post here at yonasu (thanks for the opportunity!) Moreover, this is the first time I’m trying to post two related articles at the same time, one as a guest post, and one on the NihongoUp Japanese language & culture blog. I hope this experiment works […]

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Furigana in your Browser

I think many people would agree with me when I say that Rikaichan is the most important browser plugin, or actually the most important tool in general for people who are learning Japanese. And it might still be that way, but there is, and have been for quite a while, another player on the field […]

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