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.
『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 will be 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.