もしもしゆうすけ YouTube Channel

    Yūsuke's YouTube channel, もしもしゆうすけ, has been putting out videos for the past two years. The videos focus on offering native Japanese speech styles, and fall into three different categories — "File," where Yūsuke goes somewhere and interacts with locals, "Monologue," where Yūsuke walks around somewhere and speaks slowly about a topic, and "Conversation," where, you guessed it, Yūsuke has a conversation with another native speaker.

    Of course, given the nature of the videos, the Japanese used is about as natural as can be — none of the video series are even scripted! Additionally, Yūsuke provides subtitles on screen for the videos in both Japanese and English. It would be nice if they used the YouTube closed captioning option so it could be toggled on and off, but it's a nice way to confirm if what you heard was correct.

    This is a great resource for listening practice, with normal everyday Japanese and a variety of interesting topics.

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