1. The Nambanjin Nikki: Japanese studies blog. (feed)

  2. Letras, fortnightly: A bi-weekly email newsletter, mostly about linguistics & literature. (feed)

Software & data

  1. Kanjigen: Tool for comparative kanji historical analysis (aka “kanji etymology”)

  2. Myougiden: A colourful Linux command-line Japanese dictionary (in beta forever)

  3. List of standard shinjitai kanji characters (authoritative; extracted directly from the Jōyō Kanji Hyō PDF)

  4. Flashcards for the British English IPA pronunciation drill and the Acoustic Image Hacking Conjecture

  5. Various data on the predictive power of phonetic components in Japanese kanji


  1. Some words for red

  2. Cemitério de trabalhos da graduação (Portuguese)

  3. The story of a Pocket Monster Hunter: Pokémon/Monster Hunter crossover fanfic (ongoing)


Leonardo Boiko
This namakajiri.net is the website of Leonardo F.S. Boiko, a Brazilian grad student living in Germany & who finds enjoyment in orientalism, linguistics, literature, and nonspecific dabbling.