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Japanese Study JLPT N4 Grammar: How to Use the Grammar Point までに (made ni)

If you have been studying Japanese for a while now – you are probably familiar with から and まで.  But do you know how to use “made ni” (までに)? Unless......

Posted by on November 25, 2020
Learn Japanese with Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020: Epsiode 9 – Girlfight

Learn Japanese with useful phrases from Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020 – In this blog we breakdown some useful phrases from an argument episode.

Best Japanese Dictionaries 2020 | Paper / Electronic / Apps / Online Dictionaries – Review – Updated

Looking for a Japanese dictionary to help with your studies? This article summarizes and reviews the BEST paper, electronic, and smartphone app Japanese dictionaries in 2019.

How to Improve Your Japanese Listening Comprehension Skills – Tips

Mastering a language is a slow and gradual process. you have to be able to read, write listen and speak in the language to become fluent. Each skill is equally...

Asking for Permission to Marry in Japanese 

when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Are you engaged in a relationship with a Japanese lady and are planning to marry her? In Japan, it is important culturally...

Public Holidays in Japan / Japanese National Holidays – 2019 & 2020 Schedule

As of 2019 – there are 16 types of official national holidays in Japan, making up a total number 18 public holidays. This means that there are 18 three-day weekends...

How to conjugate Te-Form in Japanese – Handy Illustrated Guide to Japanese Verbs

Click Here to join our 30 day challenge to learn Hiragana Knowing how to conjugate te versions of dictionary verbs is very important.  They are widely used in spoken Japanese....

How Many Hours Does it Take to Pass the JLPT – Illustrated Guide

Learn how many hours of study it will take you to pass each level of the JLPT. This illustrated guide compares how many hours of Japanese study per JLPT level. Did you know that it takes just as long to pass the N2 as it does to become a certified public accountant in the US?

Ways to Beat the summer heat in Japan – Tokyo Public Waterpark and Tips

Summer is officially here in Japan and we have officially entered the hottest period in the year – which happens just after the rainy “梅雨” season.  While enjoying...

Finding English Movies in Japan / how to book a movie ticket online for Movies in Tokyo

If you are living in Tokyo you will probably want to visit a movie theater at some point.  This can be frustrating.  Many of our students have asked us –...

Japan Train JR Travel Hack | The Ultimate Ticket – Seishun 18 Kippu

What do you think is the cheapest way to travel in Japan? JR pass? Nope. IC card? Nope. I know you have read tons of “travel tips” articles that introduce...

Learning Hiragana – Hiragana Chart, Practice Sheets, Apps, and Online Quiz

Click Here to join our 30 day challenge to learn Hiragana In this blog, we share our own PDF learning Hiragana practice sheets, as well as links to some popular...

Japanese Clothing Vocabulary – Key words to know

Japanese fashion is popular worldwide. Many people visit Japan just to experience the unique culture of its clothing. If you plan on visiting Japan and experiencing its fashions, y...