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Fun Friday: Our Favourite Japanese Bands

In this podcast, Ami and I talk about our top 10 favourite Japanese bands. To find out more information on Japanese bands, albums and songs, and to download this podcast click here.
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Podcast 12: Describing personality in Japanese

In this podcast Ami sensei and I teach you some natural phrases for describing people’s personalities. We perform some dialogs to show you how native Japanese people do it. Click here for lesson notes and extra audio…
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Podcast 11: Japanese verbs 食べる Taberu – To Eat

In this podcast Ami sensei and I teach you how to use the plain form of the verb Taberu which means to eat. The plain form of the verb is used in casual conversation between friends. We’ll show you various ways to use the verb to sound natural when in speaking in Japanese. Click here for lesson notes and extra audio…

Podcast 10: The top 10 most common questions you will be asked when visiting Japan

In this episode, Ami sensei and I talk about the most common questions you will likely be asked when you visit Japan. We also discuss the cultural reasons behind those questions and how you can reply in flawless Japanese. Click here for downloads, lesson notes and more…

Fun Friday: Interview with Niko of Nihongoshark

In this episode I talked to my good friend Niko, the creator of Nihongoshark, a website that teaches you how to teach yourself Japanese. Click here for downloads and more information…

Podcast 09: How to order sushi at a Japanese restaurant

In this podcast, Yoshiko and Alex discuss the finer points of sushi dining in Japan. We go over useful phrases and vocabulary for ordering sushi as well as useful cultural points and tips to make the most out of your culinary experience. Go to the podcast here…

Fun Friday: Drinking etiquette in Japan

In this podcast, Yoshiko and Alex teach you some insider’s cultural knowledge for drinking and dining etiquette in Japan for Izakayas, Hanami and other party events. PDF Show notes and extra audio…

Podcast 08: Talking about your likes & dislikes in Japanese

In this podcast, Yoshiko and Alex teach you how to talk about your likes and dislikes in Japanese. PDF Show notes and extra audio…
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Fun Friday: 2016 Review in Japan

In this podcast, Yoshiko and Alex review 2016 and talk about major events in Japan over the last year. PDF Show notes and extra audio…
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Podcast 7: How to ask for help in Japanese (Season 2


In this podcast, Alex and Asuka will teach you how to ask for help. We will teach you a really natural and colloquial phrase you can use with your friends and family. PDF show notes and extra audio…
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Podcast 6: Useful Classroom Japanese Phrases (Season 2)

If you are planning to study Japanese in a classroom setting then this podcast is for you. Asuka and I will teach you some useful classroom Japanese so you can communicate with your Sensei better and learn Japanese more effectively. PDF Show notes and extra audio…
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Podcast 5: Top 10 tips for studying Japanese (Season 2)

If you are just starting your studies in Japanese or have been studying for a while and got stuck then this podcast is for you. Asuka and I will give you our top 10 tips for studying Japanese to help you progress more quickly. LISTEN
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Podcast 4: Talking about your hometown in Japanese (Season 2)

In this lesson Asuka and Alex will teach you how to ask and answer questions about people’s hometowns which is a great way to get to know people for the first time in Japan. PDF Show notes and extra audio…
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Podcast 3: How to apologize in Japanese (Season 2)

Perhaps one of the most important cultural skills you will learn in Japanese is the art of apologizing. Asuka and Alex will show you how! PDF Show notes and extra audio…
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Podcast 2: How to do a self introduction in Japanese (Season 2)

If you are going to study Japanese for the first time at university, college or take private lessons, learning to introduce yourself to your classmates and teacher in Japanese is an essential skill. Alex and Asuka will teach you how. PDF Show notes and extra audio…
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Podcast 1: How to ask friends to hang out in Japanese (Season 2)

In this lesson Asuka and Alex will teach you how to ask your friends to hang out, go out for drinks, dinner and more. This is an easy lesson that even beginners can do. PDF Show notes and extra audio…

Video: Useful Japanese phrases for ordering drinks at a Japanese restaurant

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In this video, Tomoe teaches some really useful and natural Japanese phrases for ordering drinks at a restaurant in Japan. Check it out here.

Video: How to introduce yourself in Japanese

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Check out this video where Tomoe teaches you how to introduce yourself in Japanese.

Latest Interview: Zen meditation in Kyoto

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Click here to see the latest video interview with Taka Kawakami about Zen meditation in Kyoto.

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Blog Posts

New Travel Japanese Course

If you are planning to visit Japan and want to know the basic and essential Japanese to avoid potential hassles and really enjoy your trip, sign up for updates on our new course coming out. Read more about our new travel Japanese course here…

10 Great Japanese Cheat sheets

To be honest there is no way to really cheat your way to the top when it comes to acquiring a new language. However, I have found some very well designed cheat sheets which list some of the most basic and useful elements of Japanese vocabulary and grammar for quick reference and learning. Find out more about these 10 awesome Japanese cheat sheets here..

10 Great Textbooks for Studying Japanese

Japanese language learning materials have been migrating to the web in various forms including online courses, blogs, applications and videos to name a few. However, I still have some personal recommendations for great text books I have used to study Japanese in the past initially on my own and then at university as part of my degree. Check out these great 10 textbooks for studying Japanese here…

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