50 Japanese Baseball Vocabulary Words for Hitting a Conversational Home Run


There’s no denying Japan’s passion for baseball (野球 – やきゅう).

It’s a major part of Japanese culture.

The National High School Baseball Tournaments have become a yearly ritual.

Hundreds of thousands of Japanese gather in front of the TV and …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Hiragana and Katakana

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Can you read this message?


Well, did you do it?

If so, you are ready to learn to write in Japanese! (The message says “I am sad because you cut my sharp pencil in half on Sunday!”).

Learn to …

The Complete Guide to Japanese Regional Cuisine

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Japanese food isn’t just sushi.

There’s one major thing foreigners tend to agree on after visiting Japan.

The diversity of food you find there is to die for.

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine: you’re in the …

The Essential Guide to Understanding Japan’s National Mascot Obsession

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Have you heard of Japan’s yuru-kyara mascots? 

Each mascot is like an anime character come to life.

We all know (and love) that Japan has a not-so-secret eccentric side.

Modern Japanese culture celebrates the sugary-sweet and the downright adorable like …

How to Learn Kanji: 7 Tips from a Guy Who Did It and Survived

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It wasn’t exactly an auspicious start.

I started learning Japanese at age 27, a monolingual Midwestern American who barely passed my high school German classes and retained absolutely none of the material.

In other words, I was among the world’s

9 Awesome Japanese Podcasts for Accelerating Your Learning

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Looking for great Japanese podcasts?

Why waste any more time wading through low-quality, amateur work?

We’ve already tracked down the best and brightest Japanese language learning podcasts available today!

The Benefits of Listening to Japanese Podcasts

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Learn Japanese Through These 10 Must-watch TV Shows

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“What is your favorite Japanese TV show?”

Whenever new Japanese students are asked this question, the answer is invariably the name of an anime.

However, Japanese television is very diverse! It’s not all cartoons, you know.

The follow-up question, …