Beading Bees, a website I like!
This website is by a Japanese beader, and has lots of photos, tutorials and English text! Best of all, if you have some of those Japanese beading books at home, and REALLY need to know what a particular word is, you can find out by going to the section titled “Japanese / English” under the heading Tools and Tips.
Her blog is however written in Japanese, and I haven’t had much success cutting and pasting it into a translator like AltaVista Babel Fish: http://babelfish.altavista.com/. It translates it, but completely loses the sense of it! If anyone reads Japanese, I’m sure it’s an interesting read.