Podcastle, a great way to search and listen to Japanese podcasts

21 Mar

I just discovered this great blog about the Japanese language.

Self Taught Japanese

Once in awhile comes along a study resource thats so good, you reveal in the treasure you’ve found and for a moment the thought of keeping it to  yourself flashes through your mind.

Podcastle is one such site, and when I first discovered it I thought it was too good to be true. It’s a general purpose search Engine for audio podcasts as well as videos (YouTube, Nico nico douga, etc.), which supports both Japanese and English languages. It searches not only the titles but also the content within, and allows looking at transcriptions while listening to the the audio in real time. The voice recognition is done by a special engine designed by AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology or 産業技術総合研究所), a research facility housed in Tokyo. I haven’t listening to too many yet, but the transcriptions seem pretty accurate.

Just as I’ve recommended viewing Japanese…

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One Response to “Podcastle, a great way to search and listen to Japanese podcasts”

  1. locksleyu March 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    Thanks much for the re-blog! Your blog’s topic is another interest of mine, will have to keep an eye on it (:

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