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Marine Day (海の日): How and Why Japan Pay Homage to the Oceans

Japan is the only nation to have a public holiday dedicated to the oceans. So, why is Marine Day important and how can we all celebrate it together?
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How to Apply for the JLPT Online! 2022 JLPT Test Dates and Registration

The next JLPT will be held on December 2022. Ready to apply? Here's a guide on how to reguster for the JLPT online.
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Watashi, Boku or Ore: How to say me in Japanese

There's only "me", "myself" and "I" in English, but when it comes to Japanese first-person pronouns, the options are seemingly endless.
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MyJLPT: How to Check Your Results for The JLPT July 2022

For Japanese language students who took the JLPT in July 2022, otsukare sama deshita! We’re proud that you took it and finished it like a champ. Now, the JLPT results are available online around two months after the test day. The online test result announcement will be viewable for only a certain duration. With that, […]
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What Does "Oishii" Mean in Japanese? 美味しい, おいしい in Japanese

Have you ever heard the word “oishii!” in Japanese?  It’s a common adjective found in Japanese media, like anime, comics, TV, as well as in everyday life in Japan.“Oishii” is an easy-to-use Japanese word. In other words, once you understand the meaning and how it’s used – you will be able to immediately add it […]
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Omoshiroi – 面白い – How to say "fun", "funny" or interesting in Japanese

Omoshiroi is a Japanese word that means many things. Omoshiroi can be used to say that something is “Interesting, Amusing, Fascinating, Funny, Enjoyable, Entertaining, Fun” and more!The Kanji for Omoshiroi is 面白い and Omoshiroi written in Hiragana is おもしろい.Omoshiroi is an I adjective and it’s a JLPT N5 Level Vocabulary word – so chances are, […]
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O Genki Desu Ka – What does it mean in Japanese?

O genki desu ka is a phrase in Japanese that means “How are you?” If you have been learning Japanese for any amount of time – you have likely heard this phrase. In many Japanese learning textbooks – お元気ですか is one of the first phrases that you will learn. This is true for our Japanese […]
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Sushi in Japan – Sushi Names and Ordering Sushi in Japanese!

Sushi is a landmark food in Japan and Japanese culture. For centuries, the people of Japan have eaten raw fish in various forms. Today, sushi is a popular Japanese dish around the world! In this article, we will look at some different types of sushi – and how to say them in Japanese! 5 Types […]
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How to Type in Japanese on PC – Typing in Japanese Using Microsoft IME on Windows 10

How to Use Microsoft IME on Windows 10 to Type in Japanese For Mac, iPhone, iOS click here.Looking to type in Japanese?In our modern age, typing has become an essential and integrated part of daily life. From emails to Facebook comments to Google searches, we type almost without thinking on a regular basis.But what if […]
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How to Use Ganbare, Ganbatte, Ganbarimasu in Japanese: Give It Your Best!

Ganbare (頑張れ) or ganbatte (頑張って)is a Japanese phrase that means “Come on!” “Let’s go!” or “Go for it!” in English. It has the meaning of “Do your best” and it is can be used to cheer for your favorite team during a sporting event. If you want to know more about how to use ganbatte […]
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10 Japanese Words with Multiple Meanings!

Did you know that in the Japanese language, there are many words with multiple meanings? These words can come across very differently depending on the situation you use them in! In this blog article, we will be sharing with you 10 Japanese words that have multiple meanings, some of which you might even find very […]
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Top 50 Japanese YouTube Channels in 2022 to Learn Japanese

Let’s face it: Japanese YouTube channels redefine what it means to go above and beyond for online entertainment. Content creators in Japan wear a lot of faces — both literally and figuratively. They’re propelled by outlandish challenges, mukbangs and squeamish close-ups of fish cutting. We’re talking about consuming ten packs of fire noodles in one […]
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