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Beyond the Textbook: How to Learn Japanese in Japan

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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

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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 …

Journal On! 9 Journal Challenges for Creative Japanese Writing Practice

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Have you ever mentioned that you’re learning Japanese and subsequently had someone thrust a kanji-covered abomination in your face, asking you to translate it?

For most beginner learners of Japanese, the writing system is, by far, the most intimidating thing …

13 Fun and Efficient Ways to Learn Japanese in Your Car

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The average American commuter spends a whopping 38 hours in a car every year.

Imagine if those 38 hours could go to your Japanese studies instead.

Whether you commute to work or school, go on frequent road trips or …

Snap, Flash, Study: 8 Steps to Learn Japanese with Pictures

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Look to your left. Pick something you see. (If you’re next to a wall, that works.)

Can you name what you see in Japanese?

If so, great! Look to your right. Pick something else. Can you name that? What …

6 Diverse Jobs for Japanese Speakers with Different Career Interests

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So you’ve studied Japanese awhile, taken the JLPT and totally perfected your language skills.

You’re finally ready to put yourself to the test and snatch up your dream job in a Japanese-language office. Congratulations!

Well—that’s one way to …

6 Little Learning Tips That Stick Perfect Japanese Pronunciation to Your Tongue

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Have you ever seen the movie “Inglorious Basterds”?

Remember the scene where Brad Pitt has to pretend he’s Italian, but his American accent is painfully evident in his speech, almost blowing their cover?

It’s a pretty funny moment in the …