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20 Japanese Learning Tools to Get Your Language Skills Fighting Fit


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

sentence mining japanese

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 …

How to Find and Watch Videos for Japanese Students the Smart Way


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 …