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Fun Friday 15: Interview with Niko of NativShark

In this episode, I interview Niko from NativShark, a comprehensive Japanese language learning app. In this episode we talked about Niko’s journey to becoming fluent in Japanese, why a lot of Japanese study materials suck and the art of making flash cards and other topics. If you are interested in trying out the NativShark app […]

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Podcast 35: Motivational Japanese Phrases

In this lesson Ami Sensei and Alex teach you motivational Japanese phrases. Everyone struggles from time to time and a word of encouragement can always mean a lot to someone. And in Japan, where teamwork is seen as a virtue, motivating other members in your group to do their best is an important part of […]


Podcast 34: Aizuchi

In this podcast lesson you’ll learn about 相槌 Aizuchi, which are words used to show interest during a conversation. In English you might say things like “Uh-huh” and “really?” during a conversation to show you are listening to the speaker. Japanese is no exception and has a lot of these Aizuchi which are used frequently […]


Fun Friday: Coronavirus in Japan

This is the Fun Friday edition of Learn Japanese Pod. Fun Friday is where we temporarily put down our Japanese textbooks and talk to cool people doing cool things in Japan. In this episode we talk to Japan veteran and my very good friend Andy. We talk about what life is like in Japan during […]