Reading material in Japanese
I believe the best way to practice Japanese, especially if you want some help with learning Kanjis and vocabulary, is to actually try reading in the language. The problem is it's difficult to find Japanese texts that are easy to read, but at the same time are not orientated to children, which at least to me makes them somewhat boring. So, I'm sharing some webs I found written in "easy Japanese". Basically, you'll find articles on different topics written with easier words and few Kanjis.
NHK News Web Easy: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/ This the children/non adult version of a newspaper. It's also for foreigners learning the language.
MATCHA: https://matcha-jp.com/easy/ Basically, there are many articles about different topics, culture, traditions, turistic places...
Watanoc: http://watanoc.com/ Like Matcha, there are articles on many topics. The difference is you can sort the articles by JLPT level (only JLPT 5,4 and 3).
Hirogaru: https://hirogaru-nihongo.jp/ Here there are also many videos with subtitles and transcriptions.
I hope you find it useful, my fellow learners!
EDIT. I found this other web site with more recommendations! http://wandertokyo.com/jlpt-reading-practice-online/
EDIT2. This isn't a reading material, but I use it quite a lot to practice my listening skills.
JapaNews24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coYw-eVU0Ks As the name says, you can watch the news in Japanese 24/7.
You can download manga in japanese here. https://itazuraneko.neocities.org/library/manga/subete.html
It can seem daunting with all the Kanji, but being able to read Japanese is just as important as speaking it.
Thank you. Will be taking the JLPT this year, so this is great material to practice reading. Amazing!
Reberu Betsu Nihongo are very good series for each level of Japanese.
Hi! Please, Do you know about a link for downloading this material? thank you very much!
Only Russian torrent site, but idk maybe it is prohibited in the USA. I know in Japan they have very strictly rules about the copyright, idk are they allowed in the USA or not. Duolingo has American jurisdiction afaik. But if you can buy them, they are really cool
Nice Thread! Practice make it perfect. Thank for sharing the material. Doesn't matter what you read, watch, and write. It will help!