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Learn Japanese with Firefox and Rikaichan

Posted by on October 1, 2009 in Japanese Study Tools, Japanese words | 2 comments


In the last couple of days we have covered Anki, an easy to use flash card program that will help you learn Japanese words and kanji quicker. We also discussed Denshi Jisho, a great Japanese dictionary. Today we will discuss two tools for reading and learning Japanese online (let’s face it, we spend a lot of time on here). Firefox is a browser and RIkaichan is an add on that will give you the meaning and reading for any word you mouse over. Rather than write a long post, I have listed links to two other posts describing both Firefox and Rikaichan in detail. There are also instructions for installation.

Using Firefox to Learn Japanese

Reading Japanese Words with Rikaichan

Download them and try them out. Rikaichan is an amazing tool that everyone learning Japanese should have at hand!


  1. I used Fire Fox, it’s may favorite browser. Thanks for sharing this information, it’s very useful for me.

  2. Learning Japanese takes years but if you gotta learn instantly, there are some (fun) shortcuts