About us

WebJapanese Books was established in 2011 by Japanese language teachers who had been teaching Japanese to foreign nationals in Tokyo.
The group was developed from a website for Japanese learners that was established in 1997.

The time has come for book lovers to express themselves all over the world by freely publishing their own books! We would like to introduce high quality but affordable Japanese learning materials, as well as distinctive and appealing writers of the new generation, to people outside Japan in multiple languages.

WebJapanese are based in Japan, but we have been using an online virtual office since 1999, and our main staff are living all over the world. We recruit staff for projects when necessary.

Various nationalities and people from various backgrounds such as Japanese language teachers and translators are working with us. We also have staff who work in other industries, but joining us as they like making books. Not only our main staff below, we have a wide variety of networks, such as designers, illustrators, voice technology specialists, narrators, and researchers at universities. (If you are interested in our jobs, please see Jobs.)

👉 You can also find some free content for Japanese learners here.

にほんご (Japanese)
WebJapanese Books は1997年より続く日本語学習者のためのサイトを

私達は、日本をベースにしていますが、1999年からofficeはオンライン上にあります。また、本ごとに必要であれば外部から人を集め、プロジェクトチームを組みます。日本語の教師、翻訳者、他業種で仕事をしながら本作りが好きで参加している人など。国籍、居住地も多様です。以下の主要スタッフの他にも、デザイナー、イラストレーターや音声技術の専門家、ナレーター、大学の研究者など、いろんなネットワークがあります。(お仕事に興味のある方はAbout us から Jobsにお進みください)


簡体字 Simplified Chinese
WebJapanese Books是以1997年成立至今的日語學習者專用網站為母體,並於2011年誕生的出版團隊。


👉 除了品質良好又價格合理的日語教材之外,今後我們也想透過多國語言,將許多充滿獨特個性與魅力的新世代寫手介紹給海外的各位。在這裡,我們提供需要付費的出版物,而在這裡,我們提供針對學習者而設計的免費資源。

繁体字 Traditional Chinese
WebJapanese Books是以1997年成立至今的日语学习者专用网站为母体,并于2011年诞生的出版团队。


👉 除了品質良好又價格合理的日語教材之外,今後我們也想透過多國語言,將許多充滿獨特個性與魅力的新世代寫手介紹給海外的各位。在這裡,我們提供需要付費的出版物,而在這裡,我們提供針對學習者而設計的免費資源。




□ Representative

Kouta Aramaki  荒牧 浩太

Author of 7 days 60 minutes Japanese.
Working as a freelance Japanese teacher since 1993.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Japanese literature
Since 1993, working as a freelance Japanese teacher mainly teaching in Tokyo.
Running the website webjapanese.com for Japanese learners since 1998.
My favorite sushi is pickled mackerel, and flatfish

We are professional Japanese teachers specialising in private lessons.
When you come to stay in Japan, please consider taking our private Japanese lessons. We look forward to hearing from you.


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About this site
About us

About us and our website, “webjapanese.com”

We are a group of professional Japanese teachers. Our staff teach Japanese not only in Japan but also in Asia, the U.S., and Europe.Within Japan, our main activity consists of private lessons to which you can also apply for from this website.
We have been operating this website since 1997 and updating almost everyday. The main purpose of this website is to provide Japanese learners with study materials, information and resources.

You will need no approval from us to link our page. Feel free to do so. We appreciate if you could give us any feedback here.We have started a publishing business mainly with electronic books. We plan to publish not only Japanese textbooks but also publications in various categories such as essays and non-fiction.


The original contents are open to public following the Creative Commons to be used as freely as possible. We would be happy if not only learners but also teachers use this contents.

However, with regard to the Kanji sheet in “Kanji sheet and Quiz”, the original copyright belongs to the author of Basic Kanji Book.We present its HTML version on this site having obtained permission from the author.
Therefore, reprint, business use, and redistribution of the Kanji sheet require permission from the author.

In addition, Blog and Gallery content require permission from respective authors.Sometimes copyright holders are different to the authors. If this is the case, please check a copyright notice that is always shown on the bottom of the page.In the Archive section, a copyright notice is always presented for individual items.

If you have an enquiry, please contact us using this form.
(Please note that contact with authors may not always be guaranteed).

Privacy Policy

We will not use the personal information for any other purpose or provide it to third parties.

Exemption from liability
We are unable to guarantee against hazardous substance such as viruses, illegal access by third parties, and any other security on this site.
We will also not use any personal information posted by himself/herself to the comment space in the Blog and Archive sections, but we are not responsible for the use of such information by third parties.


Please feel free to link to our website.Links should be posted to your index page.


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Please surf this website at your own risk.Web Japanese is not liable for any damages occur to your personal property or private information.


Jurisdiction of this website is based on Japanese law.By accessing the website, we assume that you have agreed to the terms and conditions mentioned in this website.

Editorial Staff

Webmaster and Director of Web Japanese : Kouta Aramaki