Japanese Study

The Art of Aizuchi: Active Listening in Japanese Conversation

First, watch our video about Aizuchi above! What is The Art of Aizuchi? “Sou” Variations Expressing “I got it!” Showing Your Surprise! Using Aizuchi Properl...

5 tips for Learning Japanese

Are you learning Japanese?  Are you looking for ways to help you learn?  In this blog we will share some of our tried and true strategies for helping you to...

Pokemon Names in Japanese – Learn How to Say Pokemon in Japanese!

Are you a fan of Pokemon/ポケモン?  Have you ever wondered how to say Pokemon names in Japanese? In this article we will look at some Pokemon names in Japanese!  There...

Passing the JLPT N5 – Study Tips and Guide

Do you want to know how to pass the JLPT N5? Are you starting Japanese from zero as a complete beginner? This guide will give you information about: What is...

What Does Baka Mean in Japanese – and Why You (Probably) Shouldn’t Use It

Have you ever heard the word “baka” used in Japanese?  Do you know what it means?  If you are an avid anime viewer or you are living in Japan –...

Japanese Grammar: Using the Passive Voice in Japanese | Passive Verb Conjugation

Did you know that the Japanese language makes far more use of passive language and passive verbs than English?  Read about how to use Japanese passive voice in this article!...

Japanese Essentials: Ordering a Bowl of Ramen in Japan

When going to Japan, trying out the various foods that Japan has to offer is a must. But what’s the first food that comes to the minds of us foreigners?...

Free Japanese Typing Practice

Are you looking for Japanese Typing practice?  Check out this application from Benesse.  If you are looking for a great way to learn Japanese typing – this app seems very......

What Does “Sono Tōri” Mean in Japanese? How to Agree or Say “That’s Right” in Japanese

Have you ever heard someone say “その通りだ” in Japanese? Maybe in an interaction at work, or between classmates at school – “Sono tōri” is a rather common...

When to omit (leave out) words in Japanese?

In Japanese conversation certain parts of Japanese sentences can be left out. Just like English – certain situations will change the way that you communicate. If you are spea...

Free JLPT N5 Japanese Audio Listening Course

Are you a beginner Japanese learner that wants to improve your listening?  We are excited to share that we have just launched our new JLPT N5 30 Day Listening Challenge!...

Business Japanese Textbooks for 2020 – Listed by Level

Many of our students ask for recommendations about which textbooks are best for Business Japanese. As time and resources change – we want to give you an updated list of...