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iStudy Japanese: 6 Best Free iPhone Apps for Learning Kanji

6 free iphone apps to help you learn kanji

Learning to read Japanese is no picnic.

In fact, some would argue that it’s the world’s toughest writing system to learn.

It even beats out Mandarin Chinese, due to kanji mixing and matching with kana. 

But, hey — we’re modern

10 Awesome Japanese Dictionary Apps to Read and Define Anything

10 must-have japanese dictionary apps

Two tourists and a German Shepard walk into Ueno Park.

Where’s the punchline? There isn’t one, expect for the fact that neither tourist can determine if the sign at the park entrance “犬の出入禁止” (いぬの でいり きんし) reads, “No Dogs Allowed.”…

5 Great Japanese Kids’ Cartoons to Level Up Your Japanese

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Tuning into popular TV shows and anime programs seems like a natural way to improve Japanese language skills.

However, jumping in head first can be overwhelming.

You may have tried watching something, only to catch the gist of a few …

Learn Japanese Through Anime: 8 Genres You Should Know

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Learn Japanese by watching anime.

It’s one of the most appealing methods to learn Japanese (up there with language exchanges, movies and manga),  and the dream of every おたく (nerd, geek) striving to study the language.

Sure, you’ll …

An Easy Guide to Learning Japanese with Magazines


Japanese magazine covers look like colorful explosions of bubblegum, cartoons, makeup and airbrushing.

I mean, have you seem ’em?

It’s really no wonder that, in Japanese cities, you’ll see many people pressing their noses into the front windows of convenience …

8 Awesome Tips for Learning Japanese with the News

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Can you piece together this past news event?

Here are the hints:

  • March, 2011
  • Tsunami
  • Three nuclear reactors
  • Japan

Do you have it? It’s the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Now ask yourself: Would you have known the answer if the hints …

16 Best Apps for Learning Japanese Like a Boss

Best Apps for Learning Japanese

Take a break from crushing candies, flinging birds with slingshots and killing zombies.

Your smartphone is your unlimited access pass to the world of Japanese language learning.

Discover the smart in smartphone by downloading some awesome apps for learning Japanese.…