5 Reasons Taking the JLPT is a Good Idea
Anybody out there taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test in December? If so, this guy is rooting for you!
Is Japanese a Difficult Language to Learn?
Not only do Japanese writing and grammar differ from English—even spoken Japanese differs significantly from what you'll learn in a textbook. Yet the answer to this question is quite elusive because “difficult” is a relative term.
How Do You Study Japanese?
Find out how The Japan Guy lifted himself from zero to the plateau of effective Japanese communication.
The 10 JLPT Commandments
Ten rules to live by to ensure a heavenly score on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
The Japan Guy's 6 Best Japanese Lessons
Donald Ash has spent years in Japan helping people find their way, both linguistically and pragmatically. These are our six favorite lessons from his extensive site!
Western-Style vs. Japanese-Style Toilets
The Japan Guy weighs the pros and cons of Japan's two main options for getting down to business.
Bento 101: So What's a Bento, Anyway?
The Japan Guy covers everything from convenience store (konbini) bento to home-made works of art,