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(Actual) Fun Ways to Learn Japanese Abroad!

Here are some of our favorite tried-and-tested ways to learn Japanese while having fun! And you don't have to be in Japan to do them!

Who Wants to Play With Katakana Transformers!

These plastic toys are shaped like the names of animals written in katakana—which then transform into the actual animals they represent!

Modern-Style Calligraphy Gift Set

Want to really level-up your kanji skills? This authentic Japanese calligraphy set consists of artisanal writing tools selected by Shinseido, one of last makers of Suzuka Ink in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture.

Learn Japanese Vocabulary with Chocolate!

Chocolates that teach Japanese onomatopoeia words unveiled at the 2015 Paris Design Show.

Useful Japanese Toilet Expressions

It's best to know enough of the local language to navigate to the nearest lavatory!

5 Reasons the Japanese Language is Crazy

2,000 years of development can leave a pretty big linguistic jumble.

The 6 Handiest Japanese Learning Tools

Learning Japanese is not as hard as you think!

How Do You Work Study into a Random Schedule?

My wife and I were living in the house she grew up in, along with her brother’s very large family. My extreme lack of fluency placed me in an isolated, dependent, and helpless position.

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!

What Time? Kanji Time!

Strut the streets of Tokyo with this high-fashion kanji watch.

Learn Japanese Like Darth Vader

This Star Wars Japanese-English dictionary teaches you to talk like Lord Vader!

Shodo Robot Combines Technology with Tradition

Watch a robot that can perform the delicate art of Japanese calligraphy.

4 Ways to Learn Japanese from YouTube

Not only do we present YouTube's three best Japanese learning channels, we offer a slew of other ways to pick up the language through video!

6 Key Tools for Passing the JLPT

Here's a list of six simple tools—both physical and digital—that will help you pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test with flying colors!

The ABCs of the JLPT

Learn the ins and outs of the benchmark Japanese language test!

Want to Learn Japanese? Here’s how I did it.

Find out how to remember 2,000 kanji in just two months!

Anime Shows How Kanji Can Help You Get Girls

This sweet high-school anime shows how learning kanji can be the key to getting a girlfriend!

The 10 JLPT Commandments

Ten rules to live by to ensure a heavenly score on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Japanese Maples

Tourists flock to Japan for the cherry blossom season in spring, but many now also find themselves looking forward to the breathtaking views of Japanese maple trees in autumn as well.

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