Archive

    1. Tsujigiri: A Japanese word you don't see in other languages And there’s bloody good reason why

      | Carla Sinclair
    2. Dajare: 13 Types of Japanese Puns And How to Use Them to Practice Japanese

      | Jack
    3. Your Step-by-Step Jikoshoukai Guide Learn the basics, practice, and create an advanced Japanese self-introduction

      | Mami Suzuki and Michael Richey
    4. The Meaning of Itadakimasu And How It Reduces Food Waste

      | Mami Suzuki
    5. How to Type in Japanese (And Fun Characters Too!) Getting the most out of your Japanese Keyboard

      | Kristen Dexter
    6. Chibi: The Japanese Word That's Cute And Offensive The origins, the offensive, and the otaku

      | Mami Suzuki
    7. How to Install a Japanese Keyboard On Apple, Windows, Computers, Phones, You name it!

      | Kristen Dexter
    8. 27 Hiragana Charts: Stroke Order, Practice, Mnemonics, and More Find the method, style, and approach that works for you.

      | Koichi
    9. 「『The Art Of、 Japanese Punctuation〜。』」!? 【】〜【】〜【】〜【】〜【】〜【】〜【】

      | Koichi and Kristen Dexter
    10. The "Hiragana Mnemonics Chart," by Tofugu Yet another hiragana chart to put on your bathroom wall

      | Koichi
    11. Tsundere: Understanding Anime’s Obsessions with the Cold/Warm Archetype Also kuudere, dandere, yandere, and every other type of ~dere

      | Mami Suzuki
    12. Tsundoku: Japan's Word for 'Books You Buy But Don't Read' I swear, I'll totally read this book soon.

      | Koichi
    13. Japanese Onomatopoeia: The Definitive Guide Everything and anything there is to know about those weird sounds you keep hearing

      | Kristen Dexter
    14. Why Do Japanese People Say Moshi Moshi on the Phone? And other ways to answer the telephone in Japanese

      | Michael Richey
    15. The Ultimate Guide to Citing Japanese Sources Everything you need to know about properly giving credit in Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    16. Japanese Fluency Is A Race To Make The Most Mistakes Will you make it to the finish line?

      | Koichi
    17. Japanese Homophones and How To Use Them Learn the meanings to all the Japanese sounds that have been confusing you

      | Mami Suzuki
    18. "Interleaving" To Memorize More Japanese Let's put our Japanese sentences, radicals, kanji, and vocab all into one big pile.

      | Koichi
    19. The Language Hack Where You Learn 1,000+ Japanese Words This Week It's almost as if you already know these words

      | Koichi
    20. Your Japanese Weak Point Figure it out and fix it already

      | Koichi
    21. JET Program Japanese Study: Setting Yourself Up for Success Ready, Set, Immersion!

      | Michael Richey
    22. What Does "Japanese Fluency" Mean? A new definition for "fluency"

      | Koichi
    23. Why Reading Japanese Is So Difficult: The First Page Syndrome Why is reading in another language so damn difficult?

      | Koichi
    24. What Does Baka Mean? Japan’s Most Popular Profanity Calling something dumb, foolish, stupid, lacking, crazy, and more can be done with one magic word

      | Mami Suzuki
    25. Why English Is Hard and Japanese Is Easy And why they both make everyone else want to cry

      | Linda Lombardi
    26. Getting Started with Hokkaido Dialect If you're a small-faced garbage thrower who can't describe the feeling of your underwear, this dialect is for you

      | Verity Lane
    27. How to Learn Japanese from Songs A musical journey into Japanese language study

      | Linda Lombardi
    28. Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary and Idioms Use your head when talking about your body parts in Japanese

      | Chelsea Bernard
    29. Learning Japanese from Kid's Anime From anpan-headed heroes to Rastafarian konnyaku, Tofugu recommends the best cartoons for learning Japanese

      | Rich
    30. Japanese Loanword Phonology For when you've read the same katakana word over 10 times and still can't decipher it

      | Linda Lombardi
    31. The Meaning Of 国 Ask not what your kuni can do for you, but what the heck is a kuni anyway?

      | Adam Ledford
    32. The Ghibli Dictionary: Learning Japanese from Ghibli Films Learn Japanese with John Lasseter's favorite anime

      | Stephen
    33. The Wonderful World of Kaomoji (☝ ՞ਊ ՞)=☞)՞ਊ ՞)(≼⓪≽⋌⋚⋛⋋≼⓪≽)

      | Koichi
    34. Why Quantity, Not Quality, Makes You Fluent In Japanese Sometimes you just have to let go to make progress.

      | Koichi
    35. How to Use a Kanji Dictionary Someday you might use one!

      | Kristen Dexter
    36. How to Find The Kanji Radical Finding the core of kanji

      | Kristen Dexter
    37. Wasei Eigo I Can't Believe It's Not English!

      | Chelsea Bernard
    38. The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Japanese Translator You've been dreaming it. Now make it real.

      | Kristen Dexter
    39. Learn Katakana: The Ultimate Guide Memorize katakana in hours or days, not weeks or months.

      | Koichi
    40. Weird Kanji Unusual Readings and their Origins

      | Kristen Dexter
    41. Gaming To Learn Japanese You're already playing games. Why not learn while you do it?!

      | Kristen Dexter
    42. Learn Hiragana: The Ultimate Guide Memorize hiragana in hours or days, not weeks or months.

      | Koichi