The first step in learning any language is to learn how to pronounce the sounds of this language. One of the easiest way to learn the pronunciation of Japanese sounds is to watch the native speakers and imitate them.
On this page you will find links to computer software that will help you to improve your pronunciation in Japanese language. Some of the programs listed below contain short video clips of a native speaker pronouncing slowly Japanese sounds and Japanese words containing these sounds. Almost all of the programs give a text description of vocal apparatus movements.
If you want to suggest an online resource for learning Japanese, see the instructions here.
- NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 - NHK dictionary of japanese pronunciation: Dictionary of Japanese pronunciation and software for improving pronunciation. Works properly only under Japanese Windows.