Master These Japanese Question Words to Ask Your Burning Questions


How are you?

Where is the train station?

Who framed Roger Rabbit?

No matter what language you are speaking, questions (and the words use to form them) are an essential building block to communication.

It is just not possible …

Onyomi and Kunyomi: Because What You Kanji Isn’t What You Get


In written Japanese, what you see isn’t what you get.

Picture this: You’ve just begun your journey into kanji.

Things are going well until you come across a kanji you thought you knew how to read.

You were sure …

6 Tips for Learning Authentic Japanese on Your Own


Ever have that dream where you’re taking a test you haven’t studied for?

Sitting at an uncomfortable desk, under pressure, with the clock ticking…

No matter how long you’ve been out of school, it never gets any less unpleasant.

What …

7 Essential Japanese E-learning Sites to Bookmark Today


You can learn Japanese without ever picking up a pencil.

You could even learn the language fundamentals without leaving your house. Or even your bed.

All you need is an internet connection and your favorite device.

That’s what e-learning …

7 Cool Japanese Learning Games for PC, DS, Smartphone and Tablet


“Stop playing games and do your homework!”

If you’re into video games, chances are very good that you’ve heard this sentence at least once in your life.

Yes, parents do mean well, even if they don’t understand the magic …

5 Different Ways to Discover Easy Japanese Short Stories, and Lots of Recommendations


Your dream’s come true, you’re finally in Japan! You’re surrounded by the busy Tokyo nightlife and a sea of neon signs.

If only you could read them.

In order to enjoy hanging out in manga (Japanese comic) cafes, make plans …

The Facebook Guide to Learning Japanese with Posts, Pages, People and Pokes


To be perfectly honest, I’ve almost deactivated or outright deleted my Facebook account a bunch of times.

What stopped me?

Every time my cursor is perilously hovering over the “deactivate” button, I remember that it’s the best possible way to