• AvatarKiki on Why I’m Quitting Anki after 12 YearsI'm someone that's admittedly starting Anki with my first self-taught language and it's an odd one: Ainu. I'm going to use it in conjunction with the Drops app/website. Drops seems good at getting you to...
  • AvatarKL on Why you Should be Excited About the Sequel to 結婚できない男I m very disappointed that Yui Natsukawa did not return for “he who can’t marry 2”..... what a pity! Season 1 was a great show! The chemistry between the main actor and the main actress...
  • AvatarMatt on You Hate Remembering The Kanji (RTK) — Now What?95% retention rate with 200 cards a day? 200 cards a day with 10-20 mins review time is 50 hours. Only 24 hours in a day dude. No one believe this dude he is toxic...
  • AvatarSamantha Lane on Survivorship Bias while Learning JapaneseWhen you read postapocalyptic YA sci-fi (like the 5th Wave or Pure) do you think, "yeah, that's me! I'll survive, I'll the hero" or "Oh, dear! I'm going to die along with almost everyone else."...
  • AvatarLily on Survivorship Bias while Learning JapaneseThe bright side of learning something like a language is that if you crash and burn you are not dead, so you can try again. As long as you learn from your mistakes and fail...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
Achieving Your Japanese Goals – November 2020

Achieving Your Japanese Goals – November 2020

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We all have goals, big and small. Things get in the way, preventing you from achieving them. Not any more. This ...
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Update 11/6/2020Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to this fundraiser. It means a lot to me seeing that ...
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