Reviews

    There are a lot of Japan and Japanese-related products out there that want your money. Spending money is one thing, but what about your time? Will using this product actually improve your Japanese? If you want to know which resources are worth your time, we've done the work for you. And if you're curious about candy subscription boxes, pocket translators, or old-man-rental services, we've reviewed those too.
    1. A Review of the Japanese Phonetics Course by Dōgen Take a Deep-Dive Into Phonetics for a Massive Pay-Off in Your Spoken Japanese

      | Ian J. Battaglia
    2. Review: Japanese Stories for Language Learners — Bilingual Stories in English and Japanese Traditional Folktales and Modern Literary Staples with Beautiful Translations and Useful Features for Japanese Learners

      | David Honeycutt and Kanae Nakamine
    3. A Review of Yotsuba&! What Makes the Undeniably Popular Slice-of-Life Manga よつばと So Special?

      | Ian J. Battaglia
    4. A Review of the HelloTalk App A Language and Cultural Exchange Social Network Like No Other

      | Ian J. Battaglia
    5. A まるごと Review of the "Marugoto" Textbook Series How Marugoto Was A Godsend To My Japanese Class

      | David Honeycutt
    6. Todai Easy Japanese News App A Great First-Foray Into Regular Japanese Language Content

      | Ian J. Battaglia
    7. A Review of "Quartet: Intermediate Japanese Across the Four Language Skills vol. 1" Is Quartet the Best Next Stop After Genki?

      | Ian J. Battaglia
    8. A Review of "Polar Bear Café" Is "Shirokuma Café" Really The Perfect Book For Beginners?

      | Kanae Nakamine
    9. Renting Middle-Aged Japanese Men for Fun: A Review of Ossan Rental Seriously, these are some quality ossan

      | Koichi
    10. ili Handheld Translator Device: Our Hands-On, In-Japan Review Translate Japanese, no Internet required

      | Jamal Lee
    11. Pocketalk Handheld Translator Device: Reviewing it, and Using it in Japan Japanese translation in the palm of your hand

      | Darin Richardson
    12. Satori Reader Level-Appropriate Japanese Reading and Listening Practice

      | Kristen Dexter
    13. Umai Crate: The Definitive Seven-Month Long Review Does MSG make your mouth moist? If so, we have the subscription box for you.

      | Michael Richey
    14. Your Name – The Highest Grossing Anime Film Ever Is Director Makoto Shinkai the next Miyazaki?

      | Tom Pinchuk
    15. Womansword What Japanese Words Say About Women

      | Kristen Dexter
    16. Are You An Echo? The Lost Poems of Misuzu Kaneko

      | Michael Richey
    17. Tonoharu Part Three After Six Years, the Trilogy is Complete

      | Carla Sinclair
    18. The Six Month Long Doki Doki Crate Review So...many...cute items. Can't...look away!

      | Michael Richey
    19. Japan Crate: The Definitive Six-Month Long Review We ate 10.59 lbs and $180 worth of Japanese candy so you don't have to

      | Michael Richey
    20. Japanese Tattoos | History • Culture • Design by Brian Ashcraft and Hori Benny

      | Michael Richey
    21. Put on your Suit and Tie, it's Time to Go to Ice Cream Work An tasty art/story book by Japanese artist Naoshi

      | Michael Richey
    22. The Definitive Genki Textbook Review The quintessential review for the quintessential Japanese textbook

      | Michael Richey
    23. A Geek In Japan One man's crash course in everything Japanese

      | Linda Lombardi
    24. Short Stories In Japanese A New Penguin Parallel Text

      | Kristen Dexter
    25. A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese A Comprehensive Guide to the Japanese Writing System

      | Kristen Dexter
    26. The Kodansha Kanji Usage Guide An A to Z of Kun Homophones

      | Kristen Dexter
    27. An Illustrated Dictionary of Japanese Onomatopoeic Expressions A picture is worth a thousand words - and you get both!

      | Verity Lane
    28. Warau Eikaiwa Studying Japanese? Have to laugh so you don't cry.

      | Rich
    29. Japanese The Game: The Japanese Learning Card Game Japanese learning for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. But is it worth $100K?

      | Michael Richey
    30. Exploring Japanese Literature Read Mishima, Tanizaki, and Kawabata

      | Kristen Dexter
    31. How to Sound Intelligent in Japanese A Vocabulary Builder

      | Kristen Dexter
    32. Reading Japanese with a Smile Nine Stories from a Japanese Weekly Magazine for Intermediate Learners

      | Kristen Dexter
    33. Jazz Up Your Japanese with Onomatopoeia Beep boop pow meow bop shhhhuuuuupah

      | Kristen Dexter
    34. Nihongo Sō-Matome JLPT Study Guide Series

      | Rich
    35. Breaking into Japanese Literature Seven Modern Classics in Parallel Text

      | Kristen Dexter
    36. Japanese from Zero! 1: Progressive Edition The perfect Japanese textbook for young learners.

      | Michael Richey
    37. Kodansha International's Bilingual Books Series Practice your Japanese and become a better translator

      | Kristen Dexter
    38. Read Real Japanese: Essays and Fiction Essays and Short Stories by Contemporary Writers

      | Kristen Dexter
    39. Making Sense of Japanese What the Textbooks Don't Tell You

      | Kristen Dexter
    40. Hiroaki Sato's Legends of the Samurai If you're an English speaking samurai nerd, this book is made for you. The rest might need more motivation.

      | Rich
    41. Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential And here you thought that you knew everything there was to know about Japanese schoolgirls

      | Kristen Dexter
    42. Showa: A History of Japan The Manga-ka and the Ratman Explain World War II

      | Linda Lombardi