The Top 6 Classic Japanese Movies for Language Learners


When was the last time you watched a movie made before 2010?

What about a movie in a language other than English?

Oh man, you’re missing out!

Japan has a wonderful, rich filmmaking history. Some of the greatest …

The Best Videos for Japanese Students You Won't Find on YouTube


Imagine eating at the same restaurant every single day.

Even if we’re talking about a restaurant with great food and a huge menu, after a few weeks you’d probably start craving something else.

A new cuisine. Different flavors. Anything to …

6 Japanese Animated Movies to Bring Your Learning to Life


Do you love watching movies as much as I do?

It’s one of the best ways to relax after a long day and get sucked into another world.

Japanese books, video games and films are well-known for extravagant world …

Shades of Meaning: 70+ Japanese Color Words and Phrases


Do you ever feel your Japanese is like the first part of that old Claritin ad before the actor takes the antihistamine, the blurriness peels away from the screen and everything is more vivid and colorful?

Or maybe, when you …

50+ Useful Words and Phrases for Daily Life in Japan


You’ve studied hiragana and katakana.

You’ve drilled those tricky grammar rules.

But what if you just want to ask for your check at a restaurant, or get that cute person’s attention at the bar?

Sometimes when we’re studying …

Beyond the Textbook: How to Learn Japanese in Japan


You’ve made up your mind: You’re going to Japan.

Fantastic! I couldn’t recommend a better step for continuing your studies.

We’ve said it before: Immersion is the key to fluency, and if you go to Japan to learn Japanese, you’re …

5 Easy Ways to Practice Speaking Japanese Every Day


Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Japanese teleprompter following you around?

If you ever forgot how to say the word you’re looking for or were unsure how to connect your thoughts, there it would be, feeding you perfect Japanese …