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How to Use Japanese Counters

You can count on us to make Japanese counters easy! Let's sum of the basics with real-world examples.

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How Do Compound Kanji Make Japanese Idioms?

Learn how Japanese makes complex phrases and concepts with short characters.

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Radical Kanji: Intermediate Japanese for Understanding Kanji ‘Pieces’

Learn how to break down kanji into easier, bite-sized chunks.  

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5 Coffee (and Tea) Workshops in Japan

For the caffeine lovers, here are five places to go for coffee or tea workshops in Japan.

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5 English-friendly Cooking Classes in Japan

Looking for recipes to spruce up that home kitchen? Here are 5 cooking classes around Japan, perfect for the aspiring cook of all levels.

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5 More Games for Learning Japanese

Try these games to supplement (or take a breather from) your textbooks.

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Get Your Creative Juices Flowing with English Friendly Art Workshops Around Japan

Looking for art experiences across Japan? Here are 5 places you can be an artist for the day.

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What is the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)?

Here’s a quick overview of how the JLPT affects your job prospects in Japan.

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Best Places to Study Japanese in Japan

Where is the best place to study Japanese in Japan? Find out in this week's GaijinPot video.

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Start Your Japanese Learning Journey Here: 20+ Easy Phrases for Beginners

Want to start learning Japanese? We have over 20 easy phrases that can help you get started with things like going out to eat or shopping!

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Why You Need To Know Japanese Before You Study In Japan

Here's a quick rundown on why you should know Japanese before studying at a Japanese language school. 

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Izumo no Okuni: The Woman Who Created Kabuki

Modern-day kabuki actors are mostly men, but a woman from rural Japan founded this iconic traditional art.

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