12 Japanese Punctuation Marks to Put Some Pep into Your Writing


Have you ever wondered what that weird little circle is at the ends of Japanese sentences?

Are you lost in the sea of parentheses and brackets sprinkled into the Japanese text on websites and social media?

What do all

5 Tips to Learn Japanese with Videos, No Matter What Interests You


Videos have become a part of just about everyone’s life.

Whether we’re scrolling through YouTube, binging a Netflix show or absorbing the latest political news through social media, we watch videos pretty often.

Thirty minutes a day on average, …

The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Typing, from Installing Keyboards to Using Them


When’s the last time you went a full day without typing something?

Typing is practically second nature to us these days.

We’re texting, writing essays, working online gigs, exchanging ideas and sometimes (or a lot of the time) having arguments …

Katakana Words for Learning Loanwords and Addressing Americanisms


When you first started learning Japanese, you were probably taken aback by all the different writing methods the language boasts.

Who wouldn’t be a little overwhelmed? After all, English has one alphabet. One!

It can be pretty daunting to …

5 Japanese Language Forums for Getting Social and Finding Answers


Do you often wonder how it is humanly possible to review over 300 kanji every day?

Do you sometimes lie awake in bed wishing someone would break down the second episode of Terrace House for you?

We have …

Hello, Mouse-chan! Japanese Nicknames and 5 Common Ways to Create Them


Do you have a nickname?

Your friends might call you one thing after an incident you wish everyone would forget already.

Maybe your family calls you something else entirely, and no one knows why or how it got started.

Nicknames …

6 Japanese Software Immersion Programs to Learn in a Flash


Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

There is something about a ticking clock that really builds the tension.

This might be why so many action flicks feature the protagonist diffusing a bomb that literally has a ticking clock attached to it.

If …