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5 Reasons the Japanese Language is Crazy

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

Download these Kanji Worksheets Free!

To help everyone looking to start learning Japanese, the Nihon Ichiban team has created a beginners' kanji ebook that you can view and download totally free!

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!

Learn Japanese Vocabulary with Chocolate!

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

What Time? Kanji Time!

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

Downloadable Hiragana & Katakana Workbook

Improve your hiragana and katakana writing skills with the "Hiragana + Katakana Print Yourself" workbook—available online for less than $2!

Survival Japanese at the Ramen Shop!

Pick up the key vocabulary and phrases that will get you by in almost any ramen spot!

No Wonder You Speak Japanese So Well!

When you have a Japanese husband, people assume you can learn the language through osmosis.

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.

White Rabbit's JLPT Kanji Flashcards

Spending hours writing lines of kanji doesn't work for you? Then why don't you try playing with them and learning the ones that look alike, allowing you to learn twice as fast!

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.

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!

I’m Bad at Learning Japanese (And That’s Okay)

Truth is, there are a lot of ways to learn a foreign language. In class is a really great way—but if it’s not working for you, don’t be afraid to try other methods too.

Use Penmanship to Help You Stand Out in Japan

Bestselling books and apps prove that handwriting is still a vital skill in the digital age.

7 Ways to Learn Japanese Like a Ninja

A short list of tips and tricks for boosting your Japanese language ability and making studying less of a chore.

8 Ways to Learn Japanese for (Almost) Free!

Learning Japanese can be easy, fun, and nearly free if you're ready to take on the challenge of getting more locally immersed!

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

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

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!