Listen Together : The Songs of Japan

Outline

"Listen Together : The Songs of Japan" is a site where you can search for and listen to Japanese songs that suit your interests and the level of your Japanese language ability.

Target

  • Students of Japanese language who wish to experience the language and culture of Japan through Japanese songs.
  • People from around the world who are interested in Japanese songs, language, and culture.

Site features

Japanese songs can be searched for using various methods such as genre, theme, level of Japanese language difficulty, title, view ranking, and so forth.

Pages can be browsed and music videos played using not only PC's but also tablets or smartphones. You can listen to Japanese songs anywhere, anytime.

Lyrics subtitles are available on the pages where songs are played, and can be displayed in hiragana, katakana, or romaji. Even people who find Japanese kanji and the written characters difficult can still enjoy Japanese songs. Also, lyrics cards are available to be downloaded.

Staff

Creation/Management

The Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai
Established in 1972 as a semi-governmental corporation under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Japan Foundation is the first organization that specializes in international cultural exchange in Japan, playing a major role in promoting arts and cultural exchange, Japanese language education overseas, Japanese studies and intellectual exchange. As an affiliated agency, The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai offers overseas students direct support through Japanese language programs and the development of Japanese teaching materials and websites.