About us and references to all the public resources used in JapanDict

About us

JapanDict is an online Japanese dictionary that was created in 2010 with the objective of providing a powerful but simple and easy to use interface to the JMdict dictionary. It was heavily influenced by the simplicity that the popular search engine Google had at the time and the intention was to provide a familiar environment that anyone could use.

JapanDict was created and it's currently maintained with the inestimable help of collaborators and friends by Carles Amigรณ, a regular guy that after living in Tokyo for a short time, fell in love with the Japanese culture and decided to start this personal project.


JapanDict uses many resources publicly available on Internet and some of our own. We would like to thank them for all the time dedicated to create such great content. Without them, this site would not have been possible.

To all of them, we want to say:


Thank You!

Dictionary files

Other resources

  • We use Bootstrap for all the frontend part of JapanDict.
  • Font Awesome provides us with most of the icons you see in our pages.
  • Wikipedia is our primary source of information.
  • Twemoji for all the nice emoji icons in the site.
  • Draw Me A Kanji library for the kanji drawing animations.
  • Illustrations from Freepik Storyset.
  • Kanji drawing recognition engine by Kanji canvas. Copyright (c) 2019-2020 Dominik Klein. Copyright (c) 2020 Seth Clyde's dale. Licensed under MIT.
  • Klaro GDPR consent manager.

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