Other Useful Links

*External Fukui Links*

http://www.pref.fukui.jp/english/
This is the Fukui Prefectural Government Site. It has lots of info, but leans towards statistics and basic information for the curious.

http://info.pref.fukui.jp/kokusai/tagengo/html_e/top.html
To Live in Fukui, check out “Daily Life Information for Foreigners in Japan”. It has lots of good information here for everyone, not just JETs.

http://www.fuku-e.com/lang/english/
Fukui Prefecture’s Tourist Site

http://www.city.fukui.lg.jp/lang/english/
This is the Fukui City official website. It has actual step by step instructions for how to separate your trash in the city. Invaluable! It also includes a link to the Fukui International Association (FIA).

http://www.dinosaur.pref.fukui.jp/en/
Did you know that Fukui is the dinosaur capital of Japan? Well now you do! This is the English link to the website of the Dinosaur Museum in Katsuyama.

Learning Japanese
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) site
http://info.jees-jlpt.jp/?lang=english/index.htm

http://www.kanken.or.jp/index.html
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.manythings.org/japanese/
Charles Kelly’s Online Japanese Language Study Materials

http://www.jref.com/language/grade_breakdown_kanji_gakunenbetsu.shtml
A list of kanji by school grade (and links of other breakdowns)

http://japanese.about.com/library/weekly/aa070101a.htm
Introduction to radicals (for beginners from About.com)

http://www.nuthatch.com/kanji/demo/radicals.html
A list of radicals and their meaning in English

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 kanji:
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