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Edutainment – 4 Fun Ways to Practice the Japanese Language

After deciding to study Japanese it doesn’t take long to realize that it takes a lot of determination and dedication to progress with it. There are many different methods and platforms for those looking to learn Japanese and spice it up with a bit of entertainment to keep you going! Luckily there are several fun…

Struggling to Learn Japanese? Check These 3 Handy Japanese Learning Apps Out!

It’s great when languages (like Japanese) are offered as a school/university elective, and this definitely helps establish a learning foundation you can build upon. But what about those that didn’t get this opportunity or have only just decided to start learning Japanese? Yes, I’m sure you’d be able to find an independent Japanese language school,…

This Language Game Makes Learning Japanese a Doddle!

Let’s face it, learning a language requires a lot of time, memorizing and practice. It’s no surprise that many of us associate language-learning with long, boring study sessions in drab classrooms with tests and exams to boot. Well, worry no more! The Learn Japanese to Survive! series aims to flip this around and turn learning…

5 Essential Smartphone Apps to Help You Survive Your Next Japan Trip!

Traveling can be very exhausting sometimes with all of the things you need to take care of – taking care of your visa-related paperwork, working on a reasonable budget, booking internal flights (if any), checking the weather forecast in advance, googling nearby money exchange shops, and much more! Some people are blessed with “adaptability” as…

New to Kanji? Here Are Some Useful Characters to Help You With Japanese Menus!

Japan is not an English-friendly country. Rarely do the words on menus at restaurants which are not large chains have an English translation. In that case, you may have a hard time ordering your food unless there are pictures of the food shown on the menu. Therefore, it’s helpful to learn some of the Japanese…

A Fun Guide to Mastering Japanese Numbers in Kanji!

Numbers are one of the most important things to learn when living abroad. Without them, how could you shop, understand your salary, or most important, exchange phone numbers with a new friend (or potential date)? kanji.jitenon.jp/ As simple as can be. Simply stroke your pen across the paper in a straight, horizontal line. Extra points…

“An”, The 2015 Kanji of the Year

Do you know that every year the Japanese Proficiency Society chooses a kanji to be the “Kanji of the Year”? They choose 10 characters which represent the event of the current year best and then do a poll through a national ballot where the kanji with the most votes wins the award of kotoshi no…

The Ultimate Test For Language Enthusiasts – Kanji Kentei

It is no surprise that Japan has a very deep affection for problem solving and quizzes. Two of the most famous Japanese puzzles–the Sudoku and Kakuro–has even made other countries’ people hooked as well. Quiz shows are also ubiquitous among TV shows. Many tests have been designed also in order to test your knowledges of…

Japanese 101: No Better Place to Start Your Mission to Fluency!

Are you interested in learning Japanese? Have you been dreaming of speaking Japanese fluently one day or watching anime without referring to the subtitles? Guess what? We have something in common! Learning a new language can be challenging sometimes but if you have the passion, speaking in Japanese will be a piece of cake for…
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