What are the best podcasts for learning Japanese?

Podcasts can be a fantastic way of rapidly expanding your familiarity with a language. For Japanese, there is a multitude of resources available. In this post, I am going to list up the best Japanese podcasts that I have come across.

JapanesePod101: A great podcast for Japanese learners

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5 ways to reclaim your brain and master a foreign language

The more I study and reflect on my language studies, I have semi-regular realizations about myself and how things work. The most recent is a simple one: A lot of this language learning stuff is as much about what not to do, as what you actually do.

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Learn in Your Car series currently available for free on Audible

Learn in Your Car is a cool series that I’ve been meaning to do a review of for a while. There’s no time for that tonight (I just finished work and it’s almost 3am). However, the other day I noticed that the complete Learn in Your Car audio courses for both Chinese and Japanese are currently available for free with a 30 day Audible trial.

Over 10 hours of quality audio for nothing. That’s a pretty good deal if I ever saw one.

You can download the Learn in Your Car programs from below:

Learn in Your Car Japanese
Learn in Your Car Chinese

And yes, we are still working on the next plugin updates…watch this space!

Quick fix for Firefox 43 update

Yes, it’s that time of year again. And I’m not talking about Christmas. Firefox just brought out yet another update which means that the plugins aren’t working again.

We are going to address the issue with Mozilla, but here is a quick fix for now (Thanks Andy!).

“If you feel that you trust all your FF extensions, then you can try the following (AT YOUR OWN RISK) in order to force Perapera to be enabled again.

Go to about:config and enter this in search:
xpinstall.signatures.required

Double-click the value to toggle it to false.

Restart the browser.”

This should get things working again while we get the plugin signed and fix some other problems.

Thanks as always for your support!




Perapera Chinese and Japanese updates for Firefox 40

We have already fixed the previous issues with the latest Firefox update, but Mozilla still hasn’t verified them for Mozilla 40. It’s frustrating, but there’s not much we can do.

In the meantime, you can download the (unverified) updates at the following links:

Chinese Perapera

Japanese Perapera

You may get warnings when downloading them (due to the latest updates not being officially accepted yet), but you can just disregard them. Thanks for your understanding!


How to buy Chinese eBooks for Kindle

Reading lots of of authentic content is a vital step on your way to fluency in Chinese. Luckily for us, it’s now possible to buy foreign language titles from the Kindle Store, including Chinese, making language acquisition much more convenient than ever before. In today’s post we will give you a short overview of how to go about downloading electronic books (ebooks) in Chinese language from your the Kindle Store.

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