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July 28, 2018

Japanese Words Made for Earthquakes and Other Disasters

Following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that recently hit Kansai, the floods and landslide in western Japan and the current nationwide heatwave, it’s time to look at some words for these terrifying natural occurrences.

July 12, 2018

World Cup Words: Talking about Football in Japanese

Following Samurai Blue’s inspiring run in the World Cup and finals about to start, there has never been a better time to master some of the unique Japanese words associated with the tournament as it nears it’s exciting finish!

JLMI Workshops
July 9, 2018

Summer Workshops Offer Easy Japanese Learning Through Video Games, Anime and J-Pop

The Japanese Language and Media Institute is running a series of unique workshops for beginner learners to interact with Japanese pop culture and learn simple Japanese at the same time.

July 3, 2018

5 YouTube Channels to Help You Learn Japanese

Not just the domain of millennials searching for music and cat videos, YouTube can also be a good teacher in Japan — even for language study.

June 28, 2018

5 Mobile Apps to Help Improve Your Japanese Kana and Kanji on the Go

Studying Japanese has an automatic end goal: speaking to a real human being. And it all starts with studying kana.

He said, she said.
June 27, 2018

He Said, She Said: How to Quote Others in Japanese

GaijinPot presents a guide to quoting what others have said — because you can’t always be the definitive source.

June 14, 2018

Cheat Sheet: Moving up to Intermediate Japanese with a New Verb Ending

GaijinPot offers advice for moving from the ない (not) to the ず (not doing) suffix — and helps you ti answer trick test questions in the process.

June 1, 2018

5 Free Mobile Games that Can Improve Your Basic Japanese

Looking to liven up your time spent studying Japanese? Step up your game with these, well, games.

May 30, 2018

Get Yourself Connected: A Quick Guide to Internet Setup in Japanese

At first the words for the internet can seem somewhat easy after all — a lot of them are English. However, once you try and get online, the words become increasingly difficult. GaijinPot investigates.

May 21, 2018

How the Simplest Kanji Can Often Trick Us

With the JLPT exams just around the corner, GaijinPot takes a look at some of the weird compounds using basic kanji that examiners can’t resist slipping into their tests.

May 17, 2018

6 Great Mobile Apps for Learning Basic Japanese

If you’re learning, picking a mobile application that will let you study anytime, anywhere can accelerate your progress. Here are six of our favorites to keep in your pocket.

May 15, 2018

Why I Relocated to Nagano from the Big City

As convenient and vibrant as Japan’s major urban centers are, one expat explains why a change to a more rural area did him a world of good.

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