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The Principle of Kanji Learning

Have you struggled with Kanji learning? Well, I know kanji is a tricky part of Japanese learning. Many learners find it difficult, including Japanese kids. I’ve heard some students say “I know 100 kanji characters” or “300,” “1000” or even more. It’s great that you dedicate your time and energy to memorize as many kanji …

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Let’s speak Japanese:  How to order foods in Japanese at a cafe or a fast-food shop

Do you have a plan to visit Japan? Then practice in this speaking lesson! In this lesson, you’ll learn how to order foods in Japanese at a cafe or a fast-food shop. You need to eat foods so this skill is vital, isn’t it? (^_^)   Watch mini-video lesson   Lesson Contents Expressions: How to …

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Setsubun, Japan, Japanese, Japanese traditional event, Japanese culture

Setsubun せつぶん: Japanese Winter Event driving away evil spirits and bringing happy Spring

At the beginning of February, we have a traditional event called “Setsubunせつぶん.” Have you heard about it? In this article, you’ll know what Setsubun is and learn some Setsubun related words. You can also download the word list, an easy recipe and kid’s activity to enjoy Setsubun at your home!    Click the image below …

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Anki and AnkiDroid tutorial for Japanese learner

An Anki and Ankidroid Tutorial by Carmilla Westin

If you’d like to build up your vocabulary, Anki is one of the best apps. Not only me, but many Japanese learners choose it. Anki is an intelligent flashcard app. You can customize it, add new words easily and quickly and use it on any device, anywhere, anytime. As a teacher, I saw many times …

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Japanese Vocabulary: New Year おしょうがつ Oshogatsu

Want to know Japanese New Year? You can learn Japanese New Year vocabulary, say appropriate New Year greetings and understand Japanese New Year culture.   Watch the video.     Do you want ALL New Year vocabulary for your reference?  Click the image below and Download your New Year Vocab List.   Japanese New Year …

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