Resource Guide for Japanese Language Students: For Listening Practice: Children's Literature

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..

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This page collects read-aloud video/audio clips for children. Many of them are performed by voice performers who participated to #せいゆうろうどくかい, advocated by a voice performer 悠木碧 (ゆうきあおい). Participating voice performers voluntarily recite children's literature works available in the Online Public Domain Book Collection, 青空文庫 (あおぞらぶんこ). Link to the original text in 青空文庫 is also provided so that the users can read the text while listening. To listen materials for young adults, go to "For ​Listening Practice: Young Adults."

「やさいのようせい N.Y SALAD」

This series, originally created by Yoshitaka Amano (character designer of Final Fantasy), tells the stories of the vegetable fairies living in the kitchen somewhere in New York. The video clip below is the first episode of the series. To see the whole playlist in Japanese, click here. The clips are also available in English. Too see the whole playlist of the English version, click here

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