• Evan on The End of JalupI am saddened to hear that this site will be shutting down, but I completely understand. The site has been a great resource, and I appreciate the advice you have provided. I don't think I...
  • David on Why you Can’t Understand Japanese Song LyricsI’m been learning japanese by myself for a few years now, songs are a nightmare indeed, all my Japanese friends say so too, recently I started reading manga, after achieving a natural speed reading level...
  • Snake on The End of JalupWondering if someone here knows of a way to transfer User Notes (not progress) from the app to Anki ?
  • Emily on The End of JalupJalup formed the core of my Japanese learning when I was a high school student fired up about studying Japanese. I graduated college a little more than a year ago, and still remember Jalup very...
  • TheJapanCode on The End of JalupAs an old fan, I'm really sad about this, although I fully understand. I really hope you will keep the site up in the end! Even now I still go back and re-read some articles...
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Is Studying Japanese Harder than Ever?

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Flashcard Leveling vs. Immersion Quests

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Why I Stopped Looking at Reviews Due

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Survivorship Bias while Learning Japanese

Survivorship Bias while Learning Japanese

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How Much does the Method Matter?

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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 ...
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