Japanese Study

The Best Video Game to Learn Japanese Kanji – Kanji Drop

The best video game to learn Japanese Kanji – Kanji Drop is tetris for Kanji learning with a dictionary and flashcards. You can learn Kanji Kanji Drop – The Best...

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...

Facial Features in Japanese – How to Say Nose, Mouth, Eyes… in Japanese? – Illustrated Guide

Click Here to join our 30 day challenge to learn Hiragana In Japanese, there are many expressions that use facial features and body parts to convey meanings. In this blog...

Knowing how to say “No” in Japanese

Saying ‘no’ in Japan is a tricky subject. The Japanese will rarely give a direct no to an answer, preferring instead to give an indirect answer that conveys the message of no.

Kanji Practice Worksheet Free Download: JLPT N3 -Unit 3: Hospital – PDF

When you feel sick, or if an accident happens to you in Japan, you should go to a clinic or hospital. In this unit we will introduce to you some relevant...

Kanji Practice Worksheet Free Download: JLPT N3 -Unit 1: On the Street – PDF

When living in Japan, kanji can be seen in many places. These various locations include Kanji on the Street such as traffic signs, shop signs, restaurant advertisements, etc. In ou...

Japanese Slang: Dotakyan (ドタキャン) Suru for Pulling out Last Minute?

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slang is a funny way to deepen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will sound more like a native speak...

Using Wakarimasen (わかりません) vs Shirimasen (しりません)

Learning the Nuances Practice & Examples Going Further… Did you know that both “wakarimasen” or “shirimasen” can be used to say “I don’...

Translating 頑張る / 頑張って (Ganbaru/Ganbatte) into English

Article written by our contributor Jason Cohen. He has a master’s degree in Japanese language and worked in a variety of unique fields as a multi-cultural consultant and as a translator. Jason will explain to us the differences between Japanese and English in his point of view.

Saying “Goodbye” in Japanese: Can it only be さよなら (Sayonara)?

How Can I Say “Goodbye” in Japanese? Are you using Sayonara to say “goodbye” in Japanese? It may not mean quite what you think… Using さよなら (Sayonara) ...

Getting to Know the Japanese New Year

Unlike China and Korea, which still follow the old calendar, Japan celebrates New Year according to the the modern calendar. The celebration is considered to be a more important ev...