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New Japanese language learning website launched by Japan Foundation: MARUGOTO+

The Japan Foundation are delighted to announce the launch of a new website especially for beginners of Japanese language, called MARUGOTO+.

Free and very easy to use, MARUGOTO+ (MARUGOTO Plus) enables users to learn about Japanese language and culture through nine separate topics. The emphasis on the website is to learn Japanese for practical communicative tasks, as well as deepen understanding of Japanese culture. There are a large number of videos of life in Japan for listening and speaking practice, which also help deepen your understanding of actual everyday situations. The website also features basic training in Japanese grammar, writing and pronunciation, including animations for writing kanji.

The website is designed to be used alongside the contents of Marugoto: Japanese language and culture, a coursebook developed by the Japan Foundation which uses the JF Standard for Japanese Language Education as a basis. This coursebook will be published later in the year.

To start using MARUGOTO+ straight away (no registration is required), please go to

We hope beginners of Japanese will enjoy using this fun website to enhance their studies!