Author Archive | Nathan T Warne

What a 50-Language Polyglot Can Teach You About Japanese Study Techniques

Japanese study techniques

Howdy folks, are you ready to double or even triple your Japanese learning speed?

Sounds ridiculous, maybe…

But just listen…I mean, er, read…for a moment.

Normal Kanji Drilling’s Lame. Here’s Why:

There are reasons why standard drilling doesn’t work …

Japanese Reading Material to Get Your Skills to the Next Level

japanese reading material

All right fellow Japanophiles, you know when it’s time to take your Japanese skills to the next level.

Do you think you’re ready for some advanced reading practice?

If so, you’ve got a few places you can start…

  • Advanced

11 Ways to Listen to Japanese Even If You Aren’t in Japan

11 ways to listen to japanese even if you aren’t in japan

Immersion is one of the best ways to learn Japanese–or any language, for that matter.

But what if you’re not living in Japan?

Can you really immerse yourself from outside of the Land of the Rising Sun?

Yep. Sure you …

20 Must-have Japanese Learning Tools to Fill Your Toolbox


Looking for the best Japanese learning tools?

You’ve come to the right place.

These essential apps, books, browser plugins and online learning platforms will help you create a complete Japanese language-learning toolbox in no time flat—both online and …

A Kanji Writing Practice Strategy That Really Works

the ultimate kanji writing practice strategy

Ready to take your kanji writing practice from 0 to 60 in 15 minutes flat?


Then keep reading…

If you want to learn kanji ASAP, you need to practice:

  • Stroke Order
  • Meanings
  • Phonetics
  • Vocabulary

The more your kanji writing …

How to Write Japanese Characters: The 5 Leading Strategies

how to write japanese characters

Want to learn how to write Japanese characters?

It’s easy to get overwhelmed…after all, there are thousands of kanji out there.

Just to read the newspaper, you’re supposed to know 2,000.

So what’s the best way to learn …

Taming the Lion: The “Scariest” Japanese Grammar Rules De-mystified

the “scariest” japanese grammar rules de-mystified

Some people say that Japanese is a hard language.

But those people have probably never studied it.

Yes, Japanese is very different from English and other Western languages. The writing system is different, the grammar is different and …