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Japanese Language Students Reading Guide: Home

This page is designed for students who are taking Japanese courses at GW Japanese Program.

Resources for Free Online Japanese Materials While Learning Japanese Remotely

During this COVID-19 outbreak, some of the publishers have decided to release many of their books (including manga!) for free online. Here is the list:     

Note: All the links below are working as of July 28, 2020.

日本語 多読(にほんご たどく)の本

Japanese graded reading logo



無料(むりょう)の読みもの / Free Books


Extensive Reading Support System 

さくら多読ラボ Library 

There are wonderful tadoku books in this site.

To read them, you need to create an account. 


多読 日本語学習読本

レベル0,  レベル1

(レベル2~4 are not ready yet.)





レベル別 Yomu Yomu Books by Students

Level 0 ~ 4






Hakusensha Manga Park

白泉社 マンガPark



ソク読み 期間限定 無料漫画コーナ



恋はつづくよ どこまでも」「テセウスの船」などあります。青の「無料で読む」というボタンをクリックしてください。 homepageVIZ.COM/shonenjump (limited time)

You can read Shonen Jump and watch Naruto, Sailor Moon etc. You can read the latest couple of chapters for free. 

Extensive Manga sites has been collected by Ms. Michiko Ito, a Japanese librarian at the University of Kansas. Check the link below:               伊藤さん、どうもありがとうございます。

日本の歴史(れきし)/ Japanese History


free online site for Nihon no Rekishi (Japanese History)​小学館版 学習まんが 日本の歴史 (3月11日から4月12日まで無料公開)




文学(ぶんがく)/ Literature  絵本(えほん)/ Picture Books

Gakken Free online library学研 春の応援ライブラリー 

(free online for limited time)

Gakken Publisher has released juvenile literature including

Japanese history and famous Japanese literature works. 



KADOKAWA児童書ポータルサイト ヨメルバ (limited time)

  Feel free to contact me at


Visit the Global Resources Center

This LibGuide (library guide) will introduce a variety of TADOKU books that your Japanese language teachers high recommend as your out-or-classroom activities. (What is tadoku?)

Along with the TADOKU books, you will find other Japanese language books that are suitable for different levels of the Japanese language proficiency. Many of the books in our collection focus on Okinawa. GW's Okinawa Collection was established in 2015 with generous funds by the Okinawa Prefectural Government.

Most of the Japanese language books are held at the Okinawa Collection/Japan Resource Center (OC/JRC) at the Global Resources Center (GRC). It's located on the 7th floor of the Gelman Library. The GRC main room has several tables for group or individual study, and one table in the East Asia room in the center of the JRC's stacks. It's an ideal place to get in some Japanese reading.


Location of Japanese Language Books in Gelman

We are on the 7th Floor of the Gelman Library. 

Once you go inside the Global Resources Center (GRC), walk towards the East Asia Collection Room which is located all the way back of the GRC.

Coming Soon!


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