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Short Stories in Japanese Book Review

Michael Emmerich’s Short Stories in Japanese is an interesting and useful book that contains some entertaining tales for learners of Japanese. If you are looking for something to bolster your Nihongo then this book could be a useful addition to your bookshelf. Be warned, this book is aimed at intermediate learners and above! It’s not …

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How to Find Japanese Content Kindle

4 Ways to Find Interesting Japanese Content to Read for the Kindle

It’s one thing to learn Japanese but another to find interesting content to read in the language. In a previous post, I wrote about the Kindle Paperwhite and its significance for Japanese learners. Since then, Amazon have made some progress in harmonizing much of the Japanese Kindle Store with the Amazon.com site. This is great news …

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Learning Japanese Kanji Review

Book Review: Learning Japanese Kanji

Based on the same method as the popular Learning Chinese Characters, Glen Nolan Grant’s Learning Japanese Kanji offers a humorous and memorable approach to mastering the first 500 kanji.  Read our Learning Japanese Kanji review below to find out what we liked and didn’t like about the book. What We Liked About ‘Learning Japanese Kanji’ Mnemonics …

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Assimil Review: An Underrated Gem for Asian Languages

As far as I’m concerned, Assimil is one of the best kept secrets in language learning. They offer materials for a number of Asian languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian and Thai. I was first introduced to Assimil by Professor Arguelles, who claims to have extensively used their courses to achieve a grounding in a multitude of languages. …

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App Review: i-Sokki Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT

When preparing for the JLPT, one of the biggest problems learners face is the large amount of Japanese vocabulary. If you live in Japan or at least get enough Japanese input then the listening section of the exam is easy enough. You can cram on the grammar and learning kanji intelligently will greatly ease your pain. With …

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Wisdom Japanese Dictionary Review

App Review: The Wisdom 2 English-Japanese Dictionary

I recently bought the Wisdom 2 iOS app because I had heard good things about the previous version and found a great deal for it on the iTunes store (Apparently it has been reduced to $11.99 from around $30 until the end of this month). I have been using the dictionary for the last couple of weeks and …

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The Kindle Paperwhite A godsend for Japanese learners (if you're in Japan)

The Kindle Paperwhite: A godsend for Japanese learners (if you’re in Japan)

EDIT: The situation has greatly improved since this post. Please read this update on how to find good Japanese content for the Kindle. Happy New Year everyone! I don’t know about you, but the New Year has got me motivated to get back to studying languages and reading more Japanese. I also plan to take …

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