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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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5 Reasons to Study Japanese in Nagano

Lower living costs, diverse courses, career support and a majestic mountain vista on your doorstep — these are a few of our favorite things about studying in Nagano.

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The First 10 Sentences You Should Learn in Japanese

Gaijinpot presents a guide to the first ten sentences for beginner language learners that will make the scaffolding to all your later studies.

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Beyond Takai and Yasui: Japanese Vocab to Watch Out for While Shopping

These 10 Japanese words and phrases can help you bargain for some good deals or talk about the finer things in life.

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April Fools: How to Talk About Big or Little Lies in Japanese

Since April is the month of fibs and mistruths, Gaijinpot presents some vocabulary to discuss them.

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