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Tried and Tested: The 10 Best Japanese Textbooks for Learners


It’s one of the most important Japanese learning decisions you’ll ever make.

It’ll guide your learning for the foreseeable future and dictate your progress (or lack thereof).

What is it?

Just this: Which Japanese textbook should you get?

Whether you’re …

Extra! Extra! Learn Japanese Through the News with Over 25 Resources


Do you want to know the latest about what’s happening in Japan? 

Want to learn how your country is perceived by the Japanese or which breaking global news makes it to Japan’s headlines?

Do you want to simply learn more …

Improve Your Japanese Skills: 12 Ways to Study Smarter, Not Harder

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When you first start learning Japanese, it feels like you’re speeding along the freeway, seeing the sights and taking in so much knowledge along the way.

But sooner or later, we all reach a point where we hit a speed

Learn Japanese with Videos: From JLPT Studies to Toilet Paper Art


Is your passion for Japanese cooling?

Are you feeling dreary and stuck in the same old daily grind?

Well, pack your bags and get ready for takeoff! 

No, we are not literally traveling to Japan (although hey, that is an …

20 Japanese Learning Tools to Whip Your Language Skills into Shape


Are you feeling sick and tired of your Japanese learning routine?

Stuck in a rut?

Is your motivation lagging?

Get the boost you need by infusing your studies with new life!

In this article, we’ll share 20 awesome Japanese

How to Say “You” in Japanese and Avoid Calling Your Boss “Darling”


In Japanese, saying “you” can mean everything from “my beloved spouse” to “worthless piece of trash,” depending on the specific word you choose.

Wielding the correct version of “you” can help you make friends… or enemies.

It is a …

Strike Gold with Sentence Mining in Japanese for Context-rich Learning

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Sometimes, learning Japanese can feel like climbing over Mount Fuji. 

There’s no denying that becoming fluent in Japanese is a monumental task, one that takes time and determination to overcome.

What if we told you that there’s a way to …