• Summer on What’s The Best Age To Learn Japanese?I started learning at ten and ever since then everything has gone greaaaat!Though, It's always been tough to be motivated all the time. And I really want to take classes for learning japanese irl so...
  • Vick on 8 Current Japanese Variety Shows I Love WatchingI love Matsuko, and laugh off whenever I chance into one of her/his programs. But my favourite variety show is "SUKATTO JAPAN" (Monday 8:00 pm). In a dramatization of people's real experiences, people with big...
  • Noxsora on Do Classes Make you Study Japanese More or Less?I took 7 classes from 2010 to 2015. I didn't do any self study, and only did the homework. When the class ended, I stopped Studying. So I spent $10,000 over 5 years, to then...
  • Noxsora on How Much does the Method Matter?You can absolutly pick a bad method. Before I found out about anki, I started from the begining of the Genki text book once a year for about 6 years. I just felt stuck. I...
  • Noxsora on Enjoy Japanese Now, Not LaterSame. I also have a full time job. I did kanji damage on Anki with 5 new cards per day. averaged 25 minutes a day over the last two years. I have 850 mature kanji...
Flashcard Leveling vs. Immersion Quests

Flashcard Leveling vs. Immersion Quests

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If you broke down the entirety of Japanese studying into just two elements, it would come down to: 1. Flashcard ...
Why I Stopped Looking at Reviews Due

Why I Stopped Looking at Reviews Due

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The number that seems to endlessly follow you everywhere you go: reviews due. When it hits zero, you get a ...
Survivorship Bias while Learning Japanese

Survivorship Bias while Learning Japanese

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Ever read a blog, forum, or some other social media where someone was sharing their success story to learning Japanese? ...
How Much does the Method Matter?

How Much does the Method Matter?

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The endless search for the best method. The one that works so well that you can cut off months or ...
The Risk vs. Reward of Choosing a Fast Study Pace - Is it Worth it?

The Risk vs. Reward of Choosing a Fast Study Pace – Is it Worth it?

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Answer the following question. Which path would you choose: 1. Try to become fluent in Japanese in 2 years, with ...
Why Pay Money when you can Learn Japanese for Free?

Why Pay Money when you can Learn Japanese for Free?

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One of the worst decisions I made for my Japanese was accepting a $20,000 scholarship for Japanese classes and materials ...
Jalup Intermediate was Hard - Getting Through it Made me Feel Invincible

Jalup Intermediate was Hard – Getting Through it Made me Feel Invincible

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The most important part of my journey has been driving down the J-J lane. I’m not a speedrunner but I ...
Jalup 10 Year Anniversary

Jalup 10 Year Anniversary

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It has been 10 years since I started Jalup, and I thought I would take this moment to look back ...
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