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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 …

No Need to Unplug! 15 Japanese Grammar Apps to Study on the Run


Do you get twitchy when you’re away from Facebook too long?

Are you already envisioning what hashtag you’ll be using to describe this article later on Twitter? (I’d like to recommend #awesomejapaneseapps.)

Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you use all

5 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 …