The MEXT Scholarship: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

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Who doesn’t dream of studying abroad?

You get to travel, see the world, learn new things and meet new people, all while getting an education at a reputable school. If you’re a Japanese language student, what better way to get …

16 Authentic Japanese Resources for Learning Real-world Skills

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Designer sunglasses are usually better constructed than cheap knockoff specks.

Movie remakes are rarely as good as the originals.

Sushi from a restaurant probably tastes better than the sushi from your neighborhood gas station.

So it should come as no …

Learn Japanese with 15 YouTube Channels You Don’t Wanna Miss

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YouTube is good for so much more than quick fame and/or embarrassment.

You can use YouTube to tickle your funny bone.

You can use it to master a delicious recipe.

You can even use it try to master the latest …

Tiny but Mighty: Use Japanese Particles Like a Pro

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Particles are like flavors.

It’s not much use having an espresso shot of hazelnut or vanilla if you don’t have a coffee to mix it with.

Furthermore, while vanilla coffee and hazelnut coffee are both still coffees, they’ve also become …

Why Saying “I Want to Learn Japanese” Won’t Help You and How to Set Good Goals

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I became a vegetarian in high school but that all changed about two days after arriving in Japan. I realized that it would be a sin to spend an entire year in the country without trying sushi, so I did.…

Umm… 12 Japanese Filler Words That Are, That Is, Super Useful

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How often do you say “like” when you’re speaking to a friend? What about “um”?

These little space-fillers are called filler words, and they’re extremely useful for maintaining the flow of a sentence.

So, as a Japanese learner, you may

Kanji Mnemonics, or How to Learn Kanji by Picturing Grandma Doing a Headstand

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Nothing could’ve prepared you for this.

Your grandmother, all 93 years of the woman, is balanced upside down on a solid ivory pedestal. Her mouth is at the base of the pedestal and her elbows are swaying back and forth …

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