Marugoto also supports learning through e-learning. By using e-learning with Marugoto, you will be able to learn more effectively and develop your learning more broadly and deeply.


Support sites where you can study Marugoto contents


You can study Japanese language and culture following the topics of Marugoto. You can practise not just kanji, vocabulary and grammar, but also conversations while watching videos. In Lifestyle and Culture Corner you can see the lifestyles of Japanese people and people around the world through videos. Available for Starter (A1), Elementary 1 and 2 (A2).
[Japanese, English, Spanish (Starter(A1) only) and Indonesian (part of Elementary 1 (A2) only)]


A website that features the vocabulary and expressions used in Starter (A1), Elementary 1 and 2 (A2). You can use it as a dictionary to check the meaning of words, and to create My Lists for storing and organising vocabulary. You can also practise vocabulary by topic and by category. You can listen to recordings, which are also available for smartphones.
[English, Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese]

Online courses where you can study using Marugoto

JF Japanese e-Learning Minato

This is a platform for Japanese language study on which you can study Japanese online and interact with friends around the world. There are a wide range of courses available on Minato.
[Japanese, English, Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese]

Marugoto Japanese online course

This is Marugoto as an online course. You can improve your overall Japanese ability without going to class. There are two types of courses which you can choose according to your needs and preferences: Self-Study Courses for using interactive materials to study by yourself, and Tutor Support Courses for live lessons and correction of your assignments by teachers. They are also available on smartphones. The course using Starter (A1) started in 2016, and there are plans to start courses for the next levels one after the other as they are completed.
[Japanese, English, Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese]

Japanese language learning sites that can be used with Marugoto

Web version of “Erin’s challenge! I can speak Japanese.”

This is a website where you can have fun studying Japanese language and culture through images, games and quizzes. You can watch videos of scenes related to a range of topics, such as restaurants, forms of transport, festivals, Kyoto and hot springs, and deepen your knowledge of these topics by challenging yourself through quizzes. There is also a corner where you can practise grammar and learn vocabulary.
[Japanese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, French, Indonesian and Thai.]

Hirogaru, get more of Japan and Japanese

You can experience the everyday life of Japanese people through 12 topics: Stars and the Night Sky, The Outdoors, Martial Arts, Cafes and Tea, Sweets, Supermarkets and Markets, Calligraphy, Animation and Manga, Books and Libraries, Temples and Shrines, Music, and Aquariums. You can read articles and watch video interviews of Japanese people. You can also write comments and interact with learners from around the world. Available on smartphones.
[Japanese and English]

Japanese in Anime and Manga

You can study the Japanese used in animation and manga. There are four genres: Love, School, Ninja, and Samurai, and you can encounter Japanese expressions not found in textbooks, such as the expressions used by different characters and onomatopoeia. You can also study vocabulary and kanji through games.
[English, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and French]



You can have fun studying hiragana and katakana looking at accompanying illustrations, and check your progress using quizzes. [English, Indonesian and Thai]

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KANJI Memory Hint

You can have fun studying kanji using mnemonic pictures, and practise through games. KANJI Memory Hint 1 features the kanji that appears in topics 3-9 of Starter 1 (A1). KANJI Memory Hint 2 features the kanji from Elementary 1 (A2) and KANJI Memory Hint 3 features the kanji from Elementary 2 (A2).

KANJI Memory Hint1

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KANJI Memory Hint2

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KANJI Memory Hint3

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