Resource Guide for Japanese Language Students: Online Reading Materials

This is a guide for teachers and students who are interested in finding reading/visual materials appropriate for their language level in Japanese available in the Univ. of Kansas Libraries..

Bilingual Web Magazine for Advanced





These websites are designed for those interested in 多読(たどく=extensive reading). The freely available readings are created by those teachers and students who practiced tadoku.

青空文庫 and related sites

『えんとつの町のプペル』(Poupelle of Chimney Town)

『えんとつの町のプペル』 is a children's literature written by Akihiro Nishino, also known as a comedian ”Kinkon Nishino." He decided to release his work for free. Available both in Japanese and English. An animated film was released in December 2020.


The original detective stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Dolye has been extremely popular in Japan, and there are many Japanese translations. Although the copyright for the original works have been expired, the Japanese translated works are still protected. Therefore the owner of this site re-translates the original text and make them available. The original illustrations by Sidney Paget are also included. The below is the list of short stories. To see the full list, click here