Japanese Quest: The Legend of You

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5 Manga You Won’t Be Able To Stop Laughing At

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Sometimes manga gives you a bit a of a chuckle. Sometimes it is a full blown laugh. This is the latter. If you are looking for some comedy where you won’t be able to hold back the laughter, look no further. I promise you humor. Brilliant humor. 5. 斉木楠雄のψ難 (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan) Japanese Level: ☆☆ Being a high school student isn’t easy. Being … Continue reading

The Future of Jalup

Future of Jalup

It’s been over a year and a half since the last Jalup feedback discussion, where I asked all of you what you would like to see for the future of Jalup. If you look at the comments everyone provided, you’ll see many of your ideas became a reality. I appreciated and valued highly all the ideas everyone provided. As of now, the near future of … Continue reading

The Difficulty Level Guide Of Everything Japanese

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Every learner of Japanese discovers quickly that one of the major keys to having fun while learning Japanese is to find material (books, TV, movies, manga, video games, etc.) appropriate to your level. Go above your level and you run into problems: lack of understanding, confusion, and ultimate frustration. The search for your perfect matching material isn’t an easy path. Every time you give up on something … Continue reading

Using “I Am A Cat” (吾輩は猫である) To Sell Anything

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吾輩(わがはい)は猫(ねこ)である or “I Am A Cat,” is a classic work of fiction by the world famous author 夏目漱石 (Natsume Soseki). Most of you who haven’t heard of it will eventually, and many of you will probably attempt to read it. Every Japanese person alive knows of this book. And that means taking advantage of this in every possible way to make money. The phrase 吾輩は猫である … Continue reading

Anime Hunters Study Group

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You love anime. I love anime. We love anime. It’s a happy place to be in. And every learner of Japanese that loves anime wants to get better so they can enjoy that anime. And what would be the ideal way to get better? Through anime. But anime is hard. You know that. It’s not easy to understand. It results in endless questions. You can’t … Continue reading

8 Anime Movies You’ll Want To Watch Over And Over

8 Anime Movies You’ll Want To Watch Over And Over

Anime is great, but sometimes it can just drag on a long time, and is too big a time commitment to fully enjoy. However, anime movies are your quick and easy solution. They are fun, self-contained, entertaining for a few hours, and have high replay value. Once you are finished you can even add the audio to your immersion ipod, allowing the study benefits to continue … Continue reading

Unique Japanese Greetings To Make You Stand Out

Unique Japanese Greetings To Make You Stand Out

Long, long ago, on Japanese Level Up, I used to make videos. A lot of them. Speaking Japanese, introducing Japan, and showing my face everywhere. Where did they all go? I removed them. Because I found them to be incredibly boring. But for the longest time, I’ve wanted to try to get back into it. You know, actually create videos you’d want to watch. I’ve attempted to do … Continue reading