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I’ve made a dictionary of English names written in Japanese. Some time in the not-too-distant future I’m also hoping to have Jim Breen’s WWWJDIC dictionary available on this site.

For the time being, here are some tools for accessing WWWJDIC and Yahoo Japan’s online Japanese–English dictionary. These dictionaries work best with single words. If you want to translate phrases or sentences, try the free translation page instead.


Word to look up (Japanese or English):

Yahoo Japan

Word to look up:

Your Name In Japanese

Want to know how your name is written in Japanese? Here's an online dictionary that shows you how.

Header image: The three wise monkeys (三匹の猿) at Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō (日光東照宮), said to be the origin of the saying “Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil”. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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