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    Koichi

    Koichi
     

    President
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    Koichi is the founder of Tofugu, LLC (which made Tofugu, WaniKani, EtoEto, TextFugu). Lately, he spends most of his time working on EtoEto. In his free time, he cheers for the Mariners and plays kendo.

    2 News Published

    2016-05-17 Apply for the Tofugu Internship
    2016-03-01 Brand Spankin' New Tofugu

    16 Art/Photography Published

    2015-07-08 What Does "Japanese Fluency" Mean?
    2015-04-14 Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
    2015-03-10 Riding The World's Shortest Escalator: The Puchicalator
    2014-12-05 Kanzanji - Yet Another Japanese Temple Founded By Kobo Daishi
    2014-11-12 HiNative: The Review
    2014-11-07 Hamanako Music Box Museum - A Somewhat Magical World Of Automatic Musical Instruments
    2014-11-03 Shunkado Unagi Pie Factory - Have Your Pie and Get Eel With it, Too
    2014-10-23 Photography in Japan: 1853-1912
    2014-06-10 Aomori Museum Of Modern Art
    2014-06-10 Sannai-Maruyama Jomon Historical Site
    2014-06-04 The Sea Urchin, Squid Ink, & Natto Ice Cream Of Kita No Aisu Ya San, Otaru
    2014-05-13 Me Me Me Cafe - A Taste of Portland, In Tokyo
    2014-04-07 Omotesando Koffee - A Tiny, Intimate Coffee Experience
    2013-10-01 Jiufen: The Real Life Spirited Away
    2013-07-24 Exhaling The Fat Away With Japan's "Long Breath Diet"
    2010-11-09 Tashirojima, Japan's Famous Cat Island

    192 Articles Published

    2016-09-13 Kagaya Izakaya: Frog is Stranger Than Fiction
    2016-09-13 Kagaya Izakaya: The One-Minute "Sexy-Horror-Violence" Movie Trailer
    2016-04-05 27 Hiragana Charts: Stroke Order, Practice, Mnemonics, and More
    2016-03-21 「『The Art Of、 Japanese Punctuation〜。』」!?
    2016-03-07 The "Hiragana Mnemonics Chart," by Tofugu
    2015-10-22 Japanese Bows: The Futsurei / Keirei
    2015-10-22 Japanese Bows: The Eshaku
    2015-10-22 Japanese Bows: The Senrei
    2015-10-15 Tsundoku: Japan's Word for 'Books You Buy But Don't Read'
    2015-09-30 The Gay of the Samurai
    2015-09-08 Tofugu Eats: Japanese Beef Tongue Jerky
    2015-09-01 I'm an Idol Otaku (and Proud of It)
    2015-08-31 Japanese Fluency Is Just a Race to See Who Can Make the Most Mistakes First
    2015-08-31 Japanese Fluency Is A Race To Make The Most Mistakes
    2015-08-28 Tofugu Eats: Mandarin Orange Flavored Potato Chips
    2015-08-17 "Interleaving" To Memorize More Japanese
    2015-08-17 Using "Interleaving" With Your Japanese
    2015-08-15 The Language Hack Where You Learn 1,000+ Japanese Words This Week
    2015-08-11 Your Japanese Weak Point
    2015-08-10 An Effective Hack For Learning Japanese Vocabulary
    2015-08-07 Ask Japan: "What is Honne & Tatemae?"
    2015-07-21 Fixing Your Japanese Weakpoint(s)
    2015-07-20 Japanese Fluency Is Just Making Connections
    2015-07-10 Ask Japan: "How Scary Is The Number Four?"
    2015-07-08 What Does "Japanese Fluency" Mean?
    2015-06-27 Why Reading Japanese Is So Difficult: The First Page Syndrome
    2015-06-13 The Kinugawa Robot Sex Museum
    2015-04-14 Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
    2015-03-24 Neon Blue Curry And The NicoNico Headquarters Cafe
    2015-03-17 Interview with Japanese Let's Play Gamers Anijya and Otojya
    2015-03-10 Riding The World's Shortest Escalator: The Puchicalator
    2015-02-12 The Wonderful World of Kaomoji
    2015-02-02 Showa Shinzan Yukigassen Tournament: The World's Scariest Snowball Fight?
    2015-01-26 Why Quantity, Not Quality, Makes You Fluent In Japanese
    2014-12-19 Brian Ashcraft: A Scholar of Japanese Schoolgirls Studies
    2014-12-10 Abenomics Paradise
    2014-12-05 Kanzanji - Yet Another Japanese Temple Founded By Kobo Daishi
    2014-11-12 HiNative: The Review
    2014-11-10 A Dictionary of Japanese Grammar
    2014-11-07 Hamanako Music Box Museum - A Somewhat Magical World Of Automatic Musical Instruments
    2014-11-03 Shunkado Unagi Pie Factory - Have Your Pie and Get Eel With it, Too
    2014-09-03 Learn Katakana: The Ultimate Guide
    2014-06-30 Learn Hiragana: The Ultimate Guide
    2014-06-24 How To Learn Japanese From Anime
    2014-06-10 Aomori Museum Of Modern Art
    2014-06-10 Sannai-Maruyama Jomon Historical Site
    2014-06-04 The Sea Urchin, Squid Ink, & Natto Ice Cream Of Kita No Aisu Ya San, Otaru
    2014-06-03 Godzilla Behind the Scenes
    2014-05-13 Me Me Me Cafe - A Taste of Portland, In Tokyo
    2014-05-12 Mining For Japanese Gold
    2014-04-07 Omotesando Koffee - A Tiny, Intimate Coffee Experience
    2014-03-24 Planning your Second Trip to Japan
    2014-03-14 Akira Haraguchi and His Method for Memorizing 100,000 Digits of Pi
    2014-03-04 Why Japanese Education Succeeds
    2014-02-20 Of Lies And Sushi
    2014-02-14 The 7 Different Ways to Learn Kanji (As I See It)
    2014-02-05 Rendaku aka "Sequential Voicing"
    2014-02-05 Hacking The Way You Walk With Namba Aruki
    2014-02-05 How To Guess A Kanji's Stroke Order
    2014-02-05 How To Count Anything In Japanese
    2014-02-05 Japanese Gendered Language
    2014-01-24 Rent-A-Gaijin For All Your Temporary Gaijin Needs
    2013-10-30 What It's Like To Date An Anime Character
    2013-10-22 What It's Like Dating A Japanese Guy
    2013-10-16 What It's Like Dating A Japanese Girl
    2013-10-01 Jiufen: The Real Life Spirited Away
    2013-09-30 How To Gain Free Time and Be More Productive
    2013-09-25 What I Learned About Learning Japanese From Spending 3 Weeks In Taiwan
    2013-09-17 Staying Motivated: Tricking Your Brain
    2013-09-10 Staying Motivated: A Habit Is Formed
    2013-09-03 Staying Motivated: Setting Stakes
    2013-08-27 Mt. Fuji, The Ticking Timebomb
    2013-08-19 10 Futures As Predicted By Anime
    2013-08-06 Senkaku Islands - The CIA Perspective
    2013-08-02 The "Minimum Effective Dose" Of Learning Japanese
    2013-07-26 What Japanese Kids Want To Be When They Grow Up
    2013-07-24 Exhaling The Fat Away With Japan's "Long Breath Diet"
    2013-07-17 Why I Don't Give Up My Seat On The Train
    2013-07-12 Hengao
    2013-06-04 How To Write Letters In Japanese: An Introduction
    2013-05-14 Learning Japanese Vocab Using Opposites
    2013-05-07 Is Underage Drinking and Smoking a Problem In Japan?
    2013-03-26 A History of Japanese Baseball
    2013-03-20 Creating Japanese Learning Opportunities in a Non-Japanese Speaking World
    2013-02-26 What I Don't Miss About Japan
    2013-02-19 7 Odd Things I Miss About Japan
    2013-02-12 Japanese Dog Breeds And How To Get Them
    2013-01-29 The Famous Foods Of Every Japanese Prefecture
    2012-12-18 Mt. Koya, One of Japan's Most Beautiful Destinations
    2012-12-11 How To Ride A Bicycle In Japan
    2012-11-27 When's the Best Time to Visit Japan?
    2012-10-16 The 7 Immutable Laws Of Identifying A Real Japanese Restaurant
    2012-09-25 How To Eat Like A Buddhist Monk
    2012-09-11 How To Survive, Get Ahead, And Then Conquer Your Japanese Language Class
    2012-09-04 How To Look Up and Read Kanji You Don't Know
    2012-08-28 Japanese Reading Practice For Beginners
    2012-08-21 Kokuji: "Made In Japan," Kanji Edition
    2012-08-14 Spotting The Hidden Meanings Hiding Within Animal Kanji
    2012-08-07 Tsutomu Yamaguchi
    2012-07-31 Tokugawa-Style Isolationism On The Japanese Internet
    2012-07-17 A Tale Of Two Yahoo!s
    2012-07-03 "To Battle, To Battle!"
    2012-06-19 Yojijukugo: The Four Kanji That Make One Idiom
    2012-05-29 The Kanji That Look Like Their Meanings
    2012-05-22 Kendo
    2012-05-15 Why Is Japanese Web Design So Different?
    2012-05-10 9 Things Starcraft Can Teach You About Learning Japanese
    2012-05-08 Traveling to Japan for the First Time: Planning a 1-2 Week Trip
    2012-05-01 Why Do Japanese People Talk So Fast?
    2012-04-24 Practicing Japanese To Insanity
    2012-04-17 Where Japanese Cars Get Their Boxiness
    2012-04-10 Japan, Land Of The Rising Meth
    2012-04-03 8 Things That Will Improve Your Japanese in Two Hours
    2012-03-27 Growing Up With An Irrational Fear Of The Number Four
    2012-02-28 Onbashira
    2012-02-21 Japanese Food Museums and Food Theme Parks
    2012-02-07 Tampopo: Zen and the Art of Making ramen
    2012-02-04 1,452 Bowls Of Instant Ramen And Counting
    2012-01-31 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Japanese Learning When I Was First Starting Out
    2012-01-07 Genki Sudo's World Order: The Most Innovative Dance & Music Troupe In Japan
    2012-01-06 Why Japan Was Called The "Submissive Dwarf Country"
    2011-12-22 Where Is Japan? It's More Complicated Than You Think
    2011-12-06 Nankyoku Ryourinin (The Antarctic Chef)
    2011-11-29 These Japanese Fast Food Chains Will Make You Love Fast Food Again
    2011-11-17 Yoro Park: The Site Of Reversible Destiny
    2011-10-25 The Geneva Conventions Don’t Apply To These Japanese Giant Hornets
    2011-09-27 How Little Epiphanies Add Up to Big Gains
    2011-09-13 Yamato Kotoba: The REAL Japanese Language
    2011-08-30 Goroawase: Japanese Numbers Wordplay
    2011-07-22 Want To Learn Japanese? Maybe You Should JFDI
    2011-06-10 Studying With Japanese Drama: The Step-By-Step Guide
    2011-06-01 The Best Paid Services for Your Japanese Language Learning
    2011-05-26 Zauo - The Japanese Restaurant Where You Catch Your Own Fish
    2011-04-07 Japanese Cartography
    2011-04-06 The Ultimate Kanji Test: Kanji Kentei
    2011-03-08 Using “Jerry Seinfeld’s Secret To Productivity” To Learn Kanji
    2011-02-23 What Does Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu Mean?
    2011-02-14 Valentine’s Day, Japan: A How-To Guide
    2010-11-16 How to Get Cheap Airplane Tickets to Japan
    2010-11-09 Tashirojima, Japan's Famous Cat Island
    2010-10-06 Why Do Japanese People Live so Long?
    2010-10-01 The 100+ Most Important Japanese Words
    2010-09-24 When Learning Japanese, It’s All About The Little Victories
    2010-09-07 Japanese Words That Make It Into English Dictionaries
    2010-08-27 Why It's Okay To Forget Kanji
    2010-08-05 How To Trick Yourself Into Good (Japanese) Study Habits
    2010-06-16 Amidakuji - Making Your Decisions Random, Japanese Style
    2010-06-01 Skritter: A Great Way To Practice Kanji, Stroke Order
    2010-05-25 When You Feel Like You Don't Want to Stop, Stop.
    2010-04-15 Should you Learn Japanese from a Native Speaker or a Foreigner?
    2010-04-09 Rhinospike
    2010-03-26 Question: How Should You Learn Kanji?
    2010-03-25 The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Learning Kanji
    2010-03-23 On'yomi And Kun'yomi in Kanji: What's the Difference?
    2010-03-22 The History Of Kanji
    2010-01-22 In Japan, You Visit A Scary Japanese Doctor 12+ Times A Year
    2010-01-19 Homeless In Japan? Here are Your Options
    2010-01-12 What Do You Call Your Japanese Sweetheart?
    2010-01-11 Every Time You Zip Up Your Pants, Mr. Yoshida Smiles, Creepily
    2010-01-06 Understanding The Japanese Address System
    2009-12-30 How To Pronounce The Japanese "R" Sound
    2009-12-01 Rosetta Stone Japanese: Is It Worth It?
    2009-10-22 Is Learning Japanese Not Popular Anymore?
    2009-09-21 100 Ways to Entertain Japanese Visitors
    2009-08-21 How to get a Japanese Scholarship
    2009-08-17 Japanese Language Cheatsheet For Travelers
    2009-07-25 10 Crazy Things About Japan
    2009-07-10 How Not To Find A Japanese Language Partner
    2009-05-22 How is G-Education for teaching English in Japan?
    2009-04-21 Tenso Shipping: International Forwarding Service
    2009-03-25 Japanese Particles Cheatsheet
    2008-12-09 Furigana: How To Use The Little Kana That Live Above Your Kanji
    2008-11-02 Japanese McDonalds: I'm (Actually) Lovin' It
    2008-10-04 Shiritori, The Japanese Game That Will Improve Your Japanese
    2008-09-17 Jesus’ Life, Family, and Death (in Japan)
    2008-08-21 Listen to Japanese Podcasts via iTunes
    2008-07-28 Why Japanese in Hawaii Weren’t Interned during WWII
    2008-07-24 The No Gaijin Allowed Mentality
    2008-07-17 Japanese Restaurant Culture
    2008-06-28 What’s the difference between San, Sama, Kun, & Chan?
    2008-06-20 Studying Japanese Over The Summer
    2008-05-31 6 Reasons Why Kanji is Necessary
    2008-05-16 The Physical Traits of Buddha
    2008-05-14 Lang-8
    2008-02-09 Talk Like A Samurai
    2008-01-31 Using Twitter to Practice Japanese
    2007-09-12 Japanese Grammar: At the Same Time
    2007-08-02 Studying Japanese with a Nintendo DS
    2007-07-28 Transitive and Intransitive Verbs in Japanese And How To Use Them
    2007-07-25 In Japan, Be Humble
    2007-06-19 Beginning Japanese: All Your First Steps
    2007-06-04 Ways To Say "Desu"