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Other Useful Links


External Fukui Links

Fukui Prefectural Government Site. Lots of info, leans towards statistics and basic information for the curious.

http://www.pref.fukui.jp/english/

To Live in Fukui "Daily Life Information for Foreigners in Japan". Lots of good information here for everyone, not just JETs.

http://info.pref.fukui.jp/kokusai/tagengo/html_e/top.html

Fukui Prefecture's Tourist Site

http://www.fuku-e.com/lang/english/

The Fukui City official website. Actual step by step instructions for how to separate your trash in the city. Invaluable! Also includes a link to the Fukui Interanational Association.

http://www.city.fukui.lg.jp/lang/english/

Did you know that Fukui is the dinosaur capital of Japan? Well now you do! This is the English link the Dinosaur Museum in Katsuyama.

http://www.dinosaur.pref.fukui.jp/en/

Learning Japanese

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) site

http://info.jees-jlpt.jp/?lang=english/index.htm

Charles Kelly’s Online Japanese Language Study Materials

http://www.manythings.org/japanese/

The Kanji Kentei website (the Kanji Kentei is a Kanji test for both Japanese people and anyone learning the language – the site is in Japanese)

http://www.kanken.or.jp/index.html

A list of kanji by school grade (and links of other breakdowns)

http://www.jref.com/language/grade_breakdown_kanji_gakunenbetsu.shtml

Introduction to radicals (for beginners from About.com)

http://japanese.about.com/library/weekly/aa070101a.htm

A list of radicals and their meaning in English

http://www.nuthatch.com/kanji/demo/radicals.html

Online dictionaries:
http://www.alc.co.jp/
(Good for many definitions and examples)

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1C
(Good if you cannot read the kanji)

and for those who use mozilla, to read all your kanjis:
http://rikaichan.mozdev.org/

LEGAL/OFFICIAL
Immigration Bureau of Japan
http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/
CLAIR Multilingual Guide to Living in Japan
http://www.clair.or.jp/tagengo/
National Police Agency
http://www.npa.go.jp/english/index.htm
Japan Postal Service
http://www.post.japanpost.jp/english/

HEALTH /

International Mental Health Professionals of Japan
http://www.imhpj.org/
Tokyo English Life Line (free anonymous telephone counseling)
http://www.telljp.com/

TRANSPORTATION
Jorudan Train Route Finder (English)
http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/
Hyperdia Train Route Finder (English)
http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi-english/hyperWeb.cgi
JR East Japan
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/

JR West Japan

http://www.westjr.co.jp/english/global.html

Japan Automobile Federation (JAF)
http://www.jaf.or.jp/e/index.htm

Weather, earthquake, typhoon:
http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html