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Learning Japanese is a key skill that will allow you to live and work in Japan, understand media, and open you to new life opportunities. It doesn't have to be hard – start here.

Japanese Self Study

From free to low-cost, self studying Japanese is the mainstay of Japanese students around the world. With the right attitude, strategy, and a huge dose of commitment, you can absolutely learn Japanese to fluency without stepping into a classroom.

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"But I can totally read Japanese fine with hiragana and katakana...""... as long as the kanji have furigana!"Does this sound like you?

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Japanese grammar and vocabulary articles

Learning Japanese isn't just watching your favorite TV shows in the hopes that you'll pick up something useful – there are building blocks to the language that you need to learn along the way! We break down some key Japanese grammar and vocabulary so you can supercharge your Japanese studies!

February 1, 2021

Japanese Honorifics: San, Kun, Chan, and More!

Tanaka-san, Yamada-kun, Hana-chan – if you're studying Japanese (or maybe you're just [...]

January 28, 2021

What Does Nante Mean?「なんて」

What do you do when saying what you mean just isn't enough and you [...]

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Spend your Japanese study dollars (or yen) wisely! Get the low down on study resources before you commit to buying them.

Japanese study editorial column

We answer the questions about studying Japanese, for your reading pleasure.

September 3, 2019

Sometimes, a kanji poster is exactly what you need.If you're looking at over 2000 ...

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May 15, 2018

So you've decided to study Japanese, or you're at least considering it. Great! But, ...

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Learn Japanese through food and add some flavor to your studies!

Japanese Language Schools in Japan

If you're ready to commit to learning the language in country because you want to live in Japan and you're ready to break through learning plateaus, your best next step is to enroll in a Japanese Language School in Japan. See what it takes and how to do it here.

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