• Irene on Why you Should be Excited About the Sequel to 結婚できない男Love S1 so much that I simply can't bring myself to watch S2,knowing Yui Natsukawa (the Doctor)& rest of S1 wonderful cast are not in it,so disappointed. Hiroshi Abe's character certainly makes this series superb...
  • Alice77 on Beating The Mid-Level BluesWhen you hit this wall,what you should do is study way more than you ever have done in the past, if you did 30-50 min you should do at least 2 hours, the reason? Well...
  • Alice77 on Beating The Mid-Level BluesThe mid-level blues the mid-level crisis or Intermediate depression(my original name), when you inevitably hit this particular wall in your Japanese Journey, like Adam was writing about do not slow down with your studying, You...
  • Alice77 on When Do You Stop Adding New Cards To Anki?Depending on your goals and personality:if you feel that it would remove the fear of forgetting the words/grammar/kanji/keigo, or whatever else it is or if you are more of a perfectionist then go for it,...
  • Alice77 on Catching up on Anki Reviews Slowly or All at OnceConcerning Anki what I would do is, wait and see how much your reviews increase,I will give 3 examples below: Anki newbie:You have 100 cards total, and 350 reviews you think oh crap I will...
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 ...
My Covid Year on the JET Program as a Coordinator for International Relations

My Covid Year on the JET Program as a Coordinator for International Relations

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When it comes to learning Japanese people have a wide variety of reasons for starting. For some people it’s the ...
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