This, of course, shouldn’t be confused with being “emo” (do people still do that?). Your emotions are actually one of the most effective tools in your Japanese learning arsenal, yet you’ll never see a Japanese teacher telling you to “get angry about that kanji” (not that most people don’t already do that on their own). [...]
It’s the debate of the century! (That, and people keep asking me on e-mail, so I thought I should just write a post about it). If given a choice, should you learn Japanese from a native Japanese speaker, or from a “foreigner” (aka non-native Japanese speaker). For a lot of people, I think the decision [...]
Not content to blindy folllow popular methods of language study a Jedi Knight searches the near and far galaxies for hitherto unknown tools and techniques with which to master Japanese. Hidden beneath the long sleeves of a hooded cloak is a tool for deciphering even the densest of Japanese literature, the Kanji Sono Mama Rakubiki [...]
J-blogger buddy Thomas from Nihonhacks has recently told me about his latest venture, which is sure to excite Japanese (or any language) learners out there. Traditionally, if you wanted to get audio for something, either it would be there or it wouldn’t (and then you’d be out of luck unless you found someone to record [...]
Traveling in Shikoku, Japan [Off The Beaten Track] explores the adventures than can be had on the smallest of the four main islands such as: eating Tokushima ramen, dancing the Awa-odori, traversing the Iya Valley Vine Bridge, and walking the famous 88 Temple Pilgrimage!
Way back in the day, I published a list of my 10 favorite (free) Japanese learning resources, which is great, but not as great as 100 Japanese learning resources. With a list this big, you’ll be able to procrastinate to your heart’s content, which is probably why you’re reading this blog and not learning Japanese [...]
I’m pretty sure someone like Rainbowhill or someone sparked this idea via a comment / tweet (so whoever you are be sure to come forward so I can make credit where credit is due). If you’ve been around the internet for a while, you’ve probably run into Flickr at least a couple of times. It’s [...]