In the first place.. This is a compilation of links in different topics in this forum and others but that are outdated or the creator is no longer an active user.. so I decided we can continue to their work and include some of my own collection! So I would like to mention Tom here http://vulcanus.informe.com/useful-links-dt18.html, and Compiler here http://reteka.net/vulcanusforum/viewtopic.php?f=114806&t=2297325.
- Official website: You should already be familiar with this one
- Language academy: The [strike]Kai School[/strike] Naganuma is where the candidates will learn Japanese for 4 months (Thanks Airdawg)
- Chart explaning the selection process:
- Train system: An useful link to survive the train system in Tokyo
- Map of Japan: A nice map, very usable, even if you don't know Japanese.
- Japanese in Mangaland: Is a series of books to start learning japanese in a more familiar way. The author is Spanish and I heard it is quite useful, because is more friendly for beginners to start learning based in manga.
English -> http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Mangaland-Learning-Marc-Bernabe/dp/4889961151/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422796810&sr=1-8&keywords=Marc+Bernab%C3%A9
Spanish -> http://www.amazon.es/Japon%C3%A9s-En-Vi%C3%B1etas-Integral-Biblioteca/dp/8467915862/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422797034&sr=8-1&keywords=japones+en+vi%C3%B1etas
- Kanji in Mangaland: A series of books, just like the above, to learn kanji based in manga.
English -> http://www.amazon.com/Kanji-MangaLand-1-Marc-Bernabe/dp/4889962212/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422796810&sr=1-5&keywords=Marc+Bernab%C3%A9
Spanish -> http://www.amazon.es/KANJI-VI%C3%91ETAS-LIBROS-TE%C3%93RICOS-MANGA/dp/8498149045/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1422797034&sr=8-4&keywords=japones+en+vi%C3%B1etas
- Introduction to Japanese language: This free site has some nice introduction to Japanese language, and a step-by-step method to learn Hiragana and Katakana
- List of Jim Breen:: My Japanese language guru, Jim Breen, has not only an amazing online dictionary server but also a huuuuuuuge list of useful links about getting the best out of your computer and the Internet about Japanese language.
- Comprehensive aproach: A comprehensive approach to Japanese, with good description of the overall concepts of this very particular language.
- Free English magazine : The BEST free magazine in english with info of going-out activities, adverts...
- Japan National Tourist Organization: Start point when planning a trip.
- Japan Guide: Webpage about travelling and living in Japan (Thanks Ktrn)
- The utmost popular site about all Tokyo art events
- Un español en Japon: A good blog of a spanish living in Japan (travels, living, etc.)
- A good introduction to Japanese culture: from the eyes of a gaijin. The rest of thejapanfaq.com is also worth browsing.
- A very useful portal for buying electronics in Japan at the best price:
Useful of course if you live in Yokohama, but also worth just before visiting the city.
- Chiba: Nice guide for venues and events in Chiba and around (for people living there, since it's not exactly a major touristic destination).
- Kanagawa-ken: Activities and tourism in Kanagawa-ken.
- Hotels: Book hotels in Japan (and elsewhere), in English.
- Vulcanus 2006/2007 & 2007/2008:
- Vulcanus 2008/2009: (hosted by one of the participants, long dead, no trace of it)
- Vulcanus 2009/2010:
- Vulcanus 2010/2011:
- Vulcanus 2011/2012(2013):
- Vulcanus in Japan, 2011-2012 session:
- Vulcanus in Japan, 2010-2011 session:
Degi(Grega) - the now famous Vulcanus blog: [strike]http://degi.posterous.com/[/strike] (died along with Posterous) backup here: [url]http://ayearinjapan.tumblr.com/ [en]
Mark(Marco): http://markgoestojapan.wordpress.com/ [en]
A British engineer: http://www.pintofsake.co.uk/ [en]
- Vulcanus in Japan, 2009-2010 session:
Tomasz: http://tomenko-san.blogspot.com [en]
- Vulcanus in Japan, 2008-2009 session:
Michael: http://michael-vinj.blogspot.com [en]
Daniel Diez: http://ddiezs.blogspot.com [es]
- Vulcanus in Japan, 2007-2008 session:
Aelle: http://desmotspoursetaire.blogspot.com/ [fr/en]
Doc: http://docinjapan.blogspot.com/ [pl]
Claudio: http://seeyouspacesamurai.blogspot.com/ [it]
Wally: http://wallynes.muppets.ws/ [en]
Victor: [strike]http://www.japoruga.com/[/strike] , Youtube still available: http://www.youtube.com/user/japoruga/videos
- Vulcanus in Japan, 2006-2007 session:
Tom: http://tomtomtokyo.blogspot.com/ [fr]
Dries: http://kitenketsusho.wordpress.com/ [en]
José: http://engzebecas.blogspot.com/index.html [pt]
Some Dutch guy: http://www.sprunken.net/alljapan.php [nl]
- Vulcanus in Japan, 2005-2006 session:
The now famous Kirai (Hector): http://www.kirainet.com/ [es] (or did he go in 2004?)
Fer: http://fer-martin.blogspot.com/ [es]
This is open to everyone, so if there is something you would like to include, please mention it!