Japanese is spoken by around 125 million people, principally in Japan itself. However, the Japanese diaspora is widespread, with significant communities in Brazil, Canada, Peru, and the United States (particularly in California or Hawaii).

Imiwa? – a multilingual dictionary app that allows users to search using words, characters, or parts of characters. Free to use. Available on iOS.

Waseda University – are you having problems with pronouncing Japanese words? This online course from a Japanese university is designed to help, and is available through the EDX platform. Free to use.

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