Kanji are characters adopted from Chinese for writing Japanese. Together with Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana make up the Japanese writing system. In the beginning its really difficult to wrap your head around such a system especially coming from the western alphabet, however in time it will start to make sense. Kanji range from simple characters … Continue reading Learn Kanji over time to level-up your Japanese
Japan is known worldwide for being one of the leaders in the video game industry. Companies such as Capcom and Nintendo are well-known brands. While video games like Mario and Final Fantasy are some of the biggest franchises in entertainment not just gaming. Reading manga and watching anime is a national pastime in Japan and … Continue reading Is learning Japanese with Anime, Manga and Video Games possible?
It was supposed to be a regular Thursday night futsal session. I've never been much of a football/soccer player outside of my inter-school league in high school but I willingly got connected to the futsal club on my island. Futsal now served two purposes for me. 1. To get exercise and 2. to socialize with … Continue reading Japan Scene 2: Futsal x English Master
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 of these kinds of apps - some are excellent, some … Continue reading 15 Free Japanese Learning Apps for Android
I recently surfed into an unexpected but interesting and very useful Japanese learning resource on the BBC website called A Touch of Japanese. Don't expect a zillion pages of learning material, but the few pages and examples (with audio) there are very useful for a basic Japanese lesson that can be completed in one sitting. … Continue reading BBC website offers a touch of Japanese
This is my entry for September's Japan Blog Matsuri on the topic "The language of Japan" being hosted by Tae Kim. This post is about my experience trying learn Japanese over the past 5 or so years. My relationship with the Japanese language is a weird one, I would love to learn the learn the … Continue reading Learning Japanese is complicated but not difficult
A friend of mine sent me this video in an email. Many English language speakers like me who are studying Japanese find it very difficult because of the difference between the languages, how it is spoken, read, pronunciation and much much more, but have you ever thought about it from the other side? Here is … Continue reading Speaking Japanese is hard but English is even harder