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Japanese Study 5 apps for Kanji Writing

Do you struggle with writing Japanese Kanji?  Can’t seem to grasp how to remember the order of the strokes and positions? Many Japanese learners out there are also feeling th...

Posted by on April 20, 2021
Japanese Childcare Vocabulary (Registering for a nursery) – Basic info and Vocab

If you are living in Japan with kids – you might want to put your child into a nursery or a daycare. This blog will hopefully give you a brief...

List of Japanese Language Certificates Accepted by Immigration

The rules for Japanese student visas are changing.   Before we continue we would like to share the following   Disclaimer:   We do NOT provide student visa support at...

MyJLPT – How to check your results for the December 2020 JLPT

If you registered for the December 2020 JLPT electronically, the results of the December 2020 JLPT will be released on January 25th 2021 through your MYJLPT page. How to check...

訳ではない – How to Say “It’s Not Necessarily the Case that…” in Japanese

Have you ever heard the Japanese phrase “そんな訳じゃない” or “そういう訳ではないんです“?  This is a very common Japanese phrase that can be used in a number of different circu...

JLPT Level N3 Grammar: ばかり, ばかりいる – How to say “always” or “nothing but” in Japanese

JLPT N3 Grammar: What is ばかり, ばかりいる Bakari / Bakari Iru in English? In this video we introduce how to use the JLPT N3 Grammar Point – Bakari / Bakari iru ばかり,......

JLPT N3 Grammar Point: ~ppanashi (〜っぱなし)

Have you ever heard this phrase in a Japanese sentence before, but didn’t know what it meant: 何々っぱなし〜?   Maybe you were able to catch the general meaning or implication, but....

JLPT N3 Grammar – How to Say “Depending on” (niyotte) in Japanese

Have you ever heard the phrase “による” (ni yoru) or “によって” (niyotte) in Japanese conversation?  This is a JLPT N3 Grammar unit that is a very useful way to ex...

JLPT N2 Grammar – How to Say Something is Very Hard to Do Using がたい

In Japanese conversation, you may have heard the expression 〜にくい to describe when something is hard to do. However, in this blog we will introduce another way to express this......

JLPT N2 Grammar: How to Say “I did not have the chance to..” | ずじまい

Time for some JLPT N2 grammar.  Today we are looking at the JLPT N2 Grammar point: ずじまい (zujimai). As the title suggests, this grammar point is on the JLPT N2...

How to Say “As Long As” in Japanese – JLPT N1 Grammar: かぎり

As you may know by now, the Japanese language has many different and nuanced expressions in their grammar. One way of testing your Japanese grammar abilities is by taking the...

ONLINE JLPT Courses are now available for US Time Zones

Are you looking for online lessons to prepare for the JLPT N3, N2, or N1? We are very happy to announce that we are now offering additional schedules that fit...

Yokohama is offering a Free Trial Lesson!

Our Yokohama Japanese language school is now offering a free trial lesson to all new students for a limited time! Free trial lesson available until April 20th 2021 For a...