Category: Japan

Over one year of studying Japanese

This term marked many milestones in my short study of the Japanese language, and now since studying over a year, I take great pleasure in small things such a taking up a magazine written entirely in Japanese or viewing a website in Japanese and understanding...

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Summer School Over

For the past 8 weeks I have been being attending Summer school in order to get some extra time and experience in while trying to learn Japanese. Initially it was me two other students and our sensei Tomoko but after the firt 3 weeks in...

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift [SOUNDTRACK]

One of the main things other than the cars, girls and views of Japan that makes The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift so enjoyable is the music in the movie. Right from the opening scene when Sean is being searched before entering (what seems...

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Step 2+ Exam Results

Went to class yesterday to pick up my grades and it turns out that I have scored almost the same as I did on the step 2 exam on the 2+ exam. My average is still at 75% and was commended on my oral skills...

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Step 2+ exam over

Yesterday I made my way after work to the Language Training Centre for my step 2+ Japanese exam. Well I feel the same way I did when I took the step 2 exam but I think i might have done a little better in the...

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Japanese Class Recap – May 2006

I have now decided to post monthly updates of Japanese classes instead of an update every few classes as I think the information will flow better ad there will be more elaboration without too much repetition. There is nothing really new that happened in class...

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Japanese Class Recap – Apr 25th and 27th

The first two classes since out Easter break have been great. Not many persons attended classes so i looking to see if that will change next class. After exam discussions we jumped into revisions of certain areas that were problematic for everyone last year, we...

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Step 2 Exam less than 24 hours away

By this time tomorrow I’ll be a very happy or very nervous man, depending on my own perceived performance on the exam. I am somewhat confident, especially as it relates to the oral exam but who knows i might freeze up at the last minute...

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Japanese Class Recap – Feb 20th – Mar 16th

Whew where should I start. I have missed 2 (February 28th and March 6th) of my last 7 Japanese classes, one because of really really bad traffic and the other because I was not feeling very well. I didn’t miss much as one of the...

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