Matt V

About Matt V

Video game designer and lover of JRPGs.

How To Survive Remembering The Kanji (RTK)

I recently mentioned in my personal story that I struggled greatly with RTK and that ended up taking me 11 months to finish RTK1. I thought I’d take some time to talk about a few of the difficulties I faced in greater depth, and share the strategies I ultimately used to overcome them. Anyway, let’s jump right into the good stuff. Bring your stories to … Continue reading

My Love of Video Games Turned into a Love of Japanese

My name is Matt. I’m 28 years old and make Video Games for a living. I’ve been married for a couple of years now and I’m fortunate that my wife, while not very interested in Japanese herself, has been amazingly patient with and supportive of my efforts to learn. Your reason for learning My interests have expanded a lot since I started, but the heart … Continue reading

Connecting With Japanese World of Warcraft Players

You’re an MMO player with a passion for Japanese. You’ve successfully converted World of Warcraft into a Japanese learning environment.  Now you want to meet and talk with Japanese players who are as excited about the game as you are. What’s your next step? Finding Japanese Players Despite language and technical barriers, World of Warcraft is home to a thriving Japanese community. A couple of … Continue reading

How I Turned World Of Warcraft into a Japanese Learning Experience

World of Warcraft. The most famous MMORPG the world has ever known. It’s played by over 10 million people in roughly a dozen languages. Wouldn’t it be great if one of those languages was Japanese? Just imagine logging in to check your Garrison missions, greeting your guildmates with a warm 「こんにちはー」, and getting an enthusiastic flurry of responses in Japanese. A short time later, you … Continue reading