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Japanese Language: Hiragana, Katakana, & Kanji

Resource guide for JPN 101 and 102

Browsing the Shelves

Most Japanese language books are going to be found in specific areas of the library. The following list contains call number ranges you can use to browse library books about Japanese language and literature. 

  • PL501-889. Japanese language and literature
  • PL501-699  Japanese language
  • PL700-889  Japanese literature
    • PL700-751.5 History and criticism
    • PL752-783  Collections
    • PL784-866  Individual authors
    • PL885-889. Local literature

Japanese Keyboards

It's fairly easy to install Japanese keyboards on non-Japanese computers. In fact, most computers have a Japanese keyboard that you can easily activate. Here are some tips for installing or activating a Japanese keyboard on your computer from the Japanese language website, Tofugu.

Hiragana and Katakana

The following are workbooks that help in kana memorization and practice.

Books on Kanji

General Resources

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