Archive

    1. japanese

      中 vs 内: The Difference Between These Two Japanese Words for ''Inside'' Come inside and learn when 中 and 内 are the same and when they're different

      | Mami Suzuki and Jenny Stainton
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: Spring 2021 This season's best tools to help you learn Japanese

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Kanae Nakamine, Machiko Yasuda, Mami Suzuki, and Rachel Grant
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      Japanese Books for Upper Beginners Practice Reading with Authentic Native Materials for the Upper Beginner Level

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      Is あなた Polite or Rude? My Sensei Said I Should Never Use あなた, So Why Did I Learn It in the First Place?

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: Winter 2020 This season's best tools to help you learn Japanese

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jen Kim, Jenny Stainton, Kanae Nakamine, Michael Richey, and Rachel Grant
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      What Should I Call "You"? How To Address and Refer to "Others" in Japanese

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: Fall 2020 This season's best tools to help you learn Japanese

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Kanae Nakamine, Machiko Yasuda, and Rachel Grant
    8. japanese

      さすが Is Not Always a Compliment A Word That Is Not "As You Expect"

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      よ and ね: What Do These Particles Really Mean to Japanese Speakers? よ is for new information and ね is for shared information

      | Mami Suzuki and Moeko Norota
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: Summer 2020 This season's best tools to help you learn Japanese

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Mami Suzuki, Moeko Norota, Rachel Grant, and Kanae Nakamine
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      は and が: What's the Difference Between These Japanese Particles, Really? は shines a spotlight 💡and が points a finger 👈

      | Jenny Stainton
    12. japanese

      24 Other Ways You Can Say 考える Thought you knew everything about 考える and its synonyms? Think again!

      | Mami Suzuki
    13. japanese

      Beyond the Binary: A Queer Take on Gendered Japanese How to Navigate Gendered Language no Matter your Identity

      | Cameron Lombardo
    14. japanese

      Let's Think About "Thinking": 思う vs 考える Are You Thinking With Your Heart or Your Head?

      | Kanae Nakamine
    15. japan

      Coming Out in Japan From Pots and Pans to Alphabet Soup: Japanese Queer Identities in Context

      | Cameron Lombardo
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      Making Sense of な-Adjectives and の-Adjectives Do な-adjectives "always" take な? The answer is の (Pun Intended).

      | Moeko Norota and Cameron Lombardo
    17. travel

      Aoi Ike Pond: Literally, "Blue Pond" Visit Hokkaido's Happy Little Accident, an "Unintentionally" Human-Made Pond.

      | Kanae Nakamine
    18. japanese

      New Japanese Learning Resources: Spring 2020 This season's best tools to help you learn Japanese

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Mami Suzuki, Moeko Norota, Rachel Grant, and Kanae Nakamine
    19. travel

      カニの爪オブジェ: A Giant Crab Claw Sticking out of the Northern End of Japan The Largest Statue of Its Kind in the World (I Didn’t Double-Check, but I Am Pretty Sure)

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      Dezuka Suisan: Deep-Fried Fish Cakes, Hot and Fresh Welcome to the Flavor Capital of Northern Japan

      | Kanae Nakamine
    21. travel

      Abashiri Prison Museum: The Perfect Place to Learn About How Prisoners Slept, Ate, Worked, Bathed (and Sometimes Escaped) Travel Back in Time to the Meiji Era to See, Feel, and Experience Japan's Northernmost Prison and Its History

      | Kanae Nakamine
    22. travel

      Ezura Farm: A Place You Can Be a Hokkaido Farmer Just for However Long You Want

      | Kanae Nakamine
    23. japanese

      New Japanese Learning Resources: Fall 2019 This season's best tools to help you learn Japanese

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Mami Suzuki, Michael Richey, Moeko Norota, and Rachel Grant
    24. japanese

      だ and です : Venturing Beyond Textbook Rules into Real-Life Use Learn how style choice matters in authentic communication

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Mami Suzuki, and Moeko Norota
    25. japanese

      New Japanese Learning Resources: Summer 2019 This season's best tools to help you learn Japanese

      | Cameron Lombardo, Jenny Stainton, Kanae Nakamine, Koichi, Kristen Dexter, Mami Suzuki, Michael Richey, and Moeko Norota
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      面: Counting Masks, Binoculars, Land, and Generally Anything that Has a Surface Ironically, we'll be going way beyond the surface with this one

      | Mami Suzuki and Kristen Dexter
    27. japan

      How to Live (And Sometimes Work) in Japan on Working Holiday: The Ultimate Guide The best way to get a working visa for Japan and then spend most of your time vacationing

      | Julia Mascetti
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: May 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
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      基: Counting Big, Stable Things Use this to count all the Moai statues your neighbor set up on their front lawn

      | Mami Suzuki
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      発: Counting Shots, Hits, Punches, and More POW! You're gonna learn this counter in 1発!

      | Mami Suzuki
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: April 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    32. japanese

      カップ: Counting Cups and Cup-units You can finally count your ever-growing collection of rare Cup Noodle

      | Mami Suzuki
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: March 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    34. japanese

      Senpai: The Japanese Word You Look Up To We can help you “notice” how to use this word better

      | Kanae Nakamine
    35. japanese

      The Meaning of Sensei: More Than Just "Teacher" Impress your judo teacher Sensei Jeff by using 先生 in all the right ways

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: February 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    37. japanese

      Japanese First-Person Pronouns: わたし, ぼく, おれ, and a Whole Lot More Get yourself out of that 私 rut.

      | Kanae Nakamine
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      New Japanese Learning Resources: January 2019 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    39. travel

      Fūtendō Cave at Iwatoyama Kanzeonji The cave and temple complex filled with statues (seriously, they're all over)

      | Mami Suzuki
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      Million Dollar Café: The Karaoke, Free Food, Paintings-Everywhere Bar When you've got nowhere to go but up, you paint the hell out of your restaurant

      | Mami Suzuki
    41. travel

      iioffice Ueno: The Tokyo Coworking Space That's Really いい For people sick of Shibuya and Shinjuku

      | Viet Hoang
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      mAAch ecute: Akihabara's Best-Kept, Non-otaku Secret A retired Taishō period train station reborn into an upscale shopping paradise

      | Mami Suzuki