Japanese language - Podcasts, audio lessons, and audiobooks

On this page you will find links to online Japanese podcasts, Japanese audio lessons and audiobooks. Most of the sites listed below allow you to download podcast files (mp3, wma, etc.) to your computer for free. Usually you can find Japanese transcript for each audio clip.

Regular listening of Japanese podcasts and audiobooks will help you learn basic Japanese words and basic Japanese phrases and will improve not only your listening, but also general communication skills in Japanese language.

The difficulty level is indicated by color circles:

  • for beginner/elementary level,
  • for intermediate level – ,
  • for advanced learners – .

If you want to suggest an online resource for learning Japanese, see the instructions here.