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Would $10,000 Make You Learn Japanese Faster?

Would 10000 Make You Learn Japanese Faster

You most likely are not learning Japanese for the money. If you don’t enjoy the language, you aren’t going to want to study it, and you aren’t going to ever get fluent. But can money be an influencer? Even just a little? A few years ago, the giant Japanese communications company SoftBank decided that in order to make its presence stronger abroad, it needed more … Continue reading

5 More Comedic Stories Of Stressful Situations With Mental Health

5 More Comedic Stories Of Stressful Situations With Mental Health 1

Dr. Irabu is back. More patients, more problems, more comedy. His next novel 空中ブランコ contains the following 5 great short stories. 5. 空中ブランコ (Trapeze) Japanese level: ☆☆☆☆ Kouhei is a trapeze artist. He is the star of the show at his circus. He’s been doing it since he was a child. But for some reason lately he has been messing up his jump connection to the … Continue reading

An App To Talk To Random Japanese People With Ease

An App To Talk To Random Japanese People With Ease

You want more spoken practice without having to pay money, or go to Japan, or make friends, or leave your house. You’ve tried contacting people on social networks, but you just want something simple. Press a button and start a conversation. The Japanese App 斉藤さん (Saito-san) has been gaining steam lately, with over 10,000,000 users, and the ability to do exactly what you want. Start … Continue reading

Achieving Your Japanese Goals: July 2015

Achieving Your Japanese Goals - July 2015

When it comes to studying Japanese we all have goals. Big and small. Short and long. Grand and simple. Failed and achieved. We all want “achieved.” But things get in the way. I want to prevent this from happening. In the comments section of this post, write down specific goals you want to achieve by the end of next month, July. Before August 1st: Come back … Continue reading

Japanese Recommendation Exchange – June 2015

Japanese Recommendation Exchange – June 2015

I know you have found some really fun Japanese material in June 2015. The purpose of this series is to discuss and exchange the newest j-dramas, movies, variety shows, books, manga, anime, music, media, video games, etc. It’s time to share what everyone is excited about and experiencing right now. So I ask you: 1. What are you watching? 2. What are you reading? 3. What … Continue reading

Japanese Perception Quiz

Japanese Perception Quiz

Looking for a bit of a playful challenge using your perception of the written Japanese language? This was part of an interesting quiz recently that was featured on the TV show バイキング. The Japanese itself isn’t that difficult (beginners may even be able to solve these), but it’s meant to be tricky and test your way of playing with the language. Can you get all … Continue reading

Time Traveling With Anki

Time Traveling With Anki

You probably know that Anki has the uncanny ability to help you learn Japanese. But did you also know of its second function? The ability to transport you through time? Whenever you grade yourself on an Anki card, you choose how far in the future you want it to appear again based on your current ability to remember it. You probably just click one of the … Continue reading