JLPT

How to write a Japanese resume by standard? Here is an A-to-Z guide

Do you know that a Japanese standard resume is the first step to getting the job you want? Even if your Japanese ability is not very high, and your work experience is not very extensive, a curriculum vitae (“rirekisho” (履歴書) in Japanese) in the standard Japanese format will help you land a direct interview with the company…

Learning Japanese? Here Are 5 Online Courses for Different Japanese Learners!

If you’re a Japanese language learner, the chances are you already know what Memrise is and have been using it or a similar software. But for those unaware, Memrise is what is known as a “spaced repetition learning” website, meaning that it will quiz you periodically on the things you’ve learned, with more regular testing…

Learn How to Read Japanese the Fun Way With Buzzfeed Japan!

When you are learning a new language, textbooks and test materials can get dull at some point. It is best to keep your study material fresh and interesting! I mean, how many times can you read an example of a garbage calendar in order to practice for the JLPT test, or read a passage about…

Essential Tips to Help You Prepare for the JLPT

We have all been there— signing up for the JLPT, buying a couple of study books, but then getting so tied up with work we forget to put in any hours of study. Before we know it, the test day arrives and we end up hoping our hands magically guide our pencils to the correct…

Practice Reading Japanese With These Great Specialized Books!

Learning Japanese can be difficult, especially when it comes to reading. This is because the Japanese language uses 3 different alphabets, sometimes even all in one sentence. These three alphabets are called hiragana – ひらがな, katakana – カタカナ, and kanji – 漢字. Hiragana was invented as a way for women to write, while the men…

JLPT preparation, the ultimate guide

The JLPT is an excellent way to get motivated to study Japanese. Being divided into 5 levels, with N5 being the lowest and N1 the highest levels, it consists of various sections, with the aim to prove the Japanese skills of the examinees. It is fully multiple-choice and since it is divided into mainly reading…