Electronic Japanese language resources.
Advice on electronic dictionaries, PC software, and the best electronic tool available: a PDA running electronic dictionary software. It beats even the best electronic dictionary hands down for power and utility, it's smaller and cheaper, and it's made for the non--native speaker using Japanese in daily life or learning it.
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Japanese Train Schedules:
Most complete, in Japanese (you can enter station names in roman letters in the top box; the rest is easy to figure out by trial and error even if you can only read a little Japanese).
Most convenient, in English (figures all connections and gives prices, but occasionally doesn't find a more convenient connection, especially at odd hours, and also occasionally gives wildly inflated prices).