Category: Japan

Erin’s Challenge! – Online Japanese Resource

Erin’s Challenge is a website that offers free high quality and interactive Japanese lessons and is one of the highest quality websites to help with learning Japanese I have found. The focus of the website is Erin; an exchange student who arrives from her home country into a...

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15 Free Japanese Learning Apps for Android

Since acquiring an Android powered phone, one of the first kinds of applications I have been downloading and checking out are those related to studying Japanese in the hopes that the effects of my procrastination can be soothed . The Android Market has a lot...

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Sunao ni Narenakute – The Twitter J-Dorama

Sunao ni Narenakute cast

I’ve been missing from the Japanese drama scene for a while now but for the last couple months I have been sneaking in an episode or 2 of a couple series I am watching. Completed watching Sunao ni Narenakute or Hard to Say I Love...

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Genki Sudo’s World Order Album Music Videos

My occasional foray into Japanese popular music or J-pop unearths some real gems from time to time and I think I have found another, a self titled dance, trance, electronic musical album called World Order presented by Genki Sudo a retired Japanese mixed martial artist...

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Japanese Woman Living In My Closet

I recently discovered and have been listening to a catchy song called Japanese Woman living in my Closet by the indie rock band Miniature Tigers a lot lately so  I thought I’d share the audio addiction so you all can consider adding it to your...

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Basic Japanese has Inflitrated my Vocabulary

I have been studying Japanese on and off far too long to not be good at it and while I have sought to blame my delinquency on the lack of opportunities to practice, my inability to remain motivated, a ‘busy’ lifestyle and procrastination there are...

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Kana Invaders Flash Game

Simple easy to play games are often used to teach languages. I recently discovered an interesting flash game called Kana Invaders that puts an genius twists on the popular Space Invaders game. Instead and shooting invading aliens you can shoot invading hiragana and katakana! Very...

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One Year Since my Japanese Drama Plunge

It’s a year since my decision to started watching Japanese dramas properly with the aim being to expose myself to naturally spoken Japanese in an attempt to improve my own learning of the language while hopefully being entertained. A year later I have watched 7...

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Stand UP!! – Japanese Drama

After almost drowning in a sea of tears while watching Innocent Love I decided that the next Japanese drama I would check out after that would have to be more cheerful. Stand UP!! is a drama that is as cheerful as they come and with...

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Otaku Encyclopedia and Crazy for Kanji

My quest to rediscover my reading mojo has been proving quite successful, the last Japan related book I read through was Japan: An Illustrated History and a few school and non Japan related books later I decided to get two more books, they are Crazy...

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