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

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

      | Linda Lombardi
    4. Influent: The Virtual Language Memory Palace Your own mini Japanese sandbox

      | Michael Richey
    5. Japanese for Travelers The totally dispensable guide to Japan

      | Kristen Dexter
    6. Kawaii Box - The Tofugu Review The word "kawaii" can be very subjective

      | Kristen Dexter
    7. HiNative: The Review Can it answer "The Question?"

      | Koichi
    8. A Dictionary of Japanese Grammar Just about the only time when a physical book will have more information than all of the internet, combined

      | Koichi
    9. Japanese the Manga Way Learn real Japanese that real Japanese people read! Also comics.

      | Michael Richey
    10. Japanese Respect Language When, why, and how to use it successfully, at least, when you are able to read it

      | Kristen Dexter
    11. Ni No Kuni - Reinvigorating Hopes for the JRPG Substance over style

      | John
    12. Tampopo: Zen and the Art of Making ramen How I Learned To Live Life Via Food

      | Koichi
    13. Skritter: A Great Way To Practice Kanji, Stroke Order Learn the strokes, folks!

      | Koichi
    14. Rhinospike Or How I got Native Japanese Speakers To Record Me Free Audio

      | Koichi
    15. Tenso Shipping: International Forwarding Service Get Your Own Japanese Shipping Address (and ship things on the cheap)

      | Koichi