Read Japanese Language and Culture Articles
Transparent Language has assembled this collection of articles on a variety of interesting topics to benefit the Japanese learners who visit our site. Each article is written in Japanese and accompanied by its English translation, so you that can use these resources as a fun way to practice reading Japanese. As you explore the subject of each article, you'll also be building your Japanese vocabulary, learning Japanese grammar, and reviewing the Japanese alphabet.
Click on the article of your choice below. The Japanese text in hiragana, katakana, and kanji characters may take a moment to load, so please be patient.
Japanese Article Topics:Slang and Idioms
Art and Literature
Fast Food is Chic in Japan
New Year Traditions
Education and Government
Language Learning Tip: You can print any of these Japanese language articles to continue your Japanese language learning when you are away from the computer! Just make sure that your printer orientation setting is set to "landscape" to ensure that all the text is printed.