Category: Japanese

Learning Japanese? This Giveaway is for you!

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Clay Boutwell, the author of Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese, is looking for learners of Japanese interested in receiving a free book, kana shitajiki, and Japonika notebook in exchange for an honest review on Amazon. The givbeaway bundle includes: Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese—a book...

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Obenkyo – Japanese learning App for Android

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There are many resources available online for helping those interested in learning and practicing Japanese. Obenkyo for Android is one of those apps that does a good job providing a lot of options for students of Japanese who are learning formally through classes or are...

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Japanese Language Study comes full circle

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I recently celebrated the the 8th anniversary of Jamaipanese.com. Way back in 2006 I started this blog to document my study of the Japanese language and share my interest in Japan. In September 2005 I was enrolled in private classes at a small local language...

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Japanese Kana – Google Chrome Extension

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I continue to be stuck in my Japanese learning rut. Work, life, procrastination and indiscipline battle my every attept to stick to a Japanese learning and practice schedule which has forced me to trying different ways to retain the little Japanese I know while slowly...

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Practical Japanese: No Smoking in Car No 12

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Welcome to the third entry in a series I am calling “practical Japanese” where I share a photo or video showing hiragana, katakana or kanji being used in a practical everyday sense. The aim is to expand the vocabulary of fellow Japanese learners so they...

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KanjiQuiz – Lightweight SRS for Android Phones

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SRS is the accepted abbreviation for “spaced repetition system” a useful system for learners of languages like Japanese. There are many different kinds of SRS for Japanese learners, the most popular seems to be Anki and one of my past favourites was iKnow. There SRS I mostly use these...

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Practical Japanese: Electronic Toilet Controller Buttons

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Welcome to the second ediition in a series I am calling “practical Japanese” where I share a photo or video showing hiragana, katakana or kanji being used in a practical everyday sense. The aim is to expand the vocabulary of fellow Japanese learners so they...

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Practical Japanese: Shinkansen Automatic Ticket Machine

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Practical Japanese is a new series I am starting where from time to time I will publish a photo and/or video displaying Japanese characters whether Kanji, Katakana, Hiranga or a combination of them. I hope that seeing Japanese being used is a practical everyday sense...

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Gunpla Family Web Drama

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I’ve been meaning to share an interesting web series I discovered a while back via Twitter I think. A web drama featuring a Japanese family obsessed with Gundam anime figures or “Gunpla.” This web series was created and aired in Japan while Gundam OO was...

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Erin’s Challenge! – Online Japanese Resource

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Erin’s Challenge is a website that offers free high quality and interactive Japanese lessons and is one of the highest quality websites to help with learning Japanese I have found. The focus of the website is Erin; an exchange student who arrives from her home country into a...

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