Learn Simple Japanese Words Using Anime

Can you learn beginner level Japanese from watching anime? Here are some tips and strategies to learn commonly spoken Japanese words and phrases.

There seems to be this public consensus that you cannot learn Japanese using anime. 

That is simply not true. 

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Learning Japanese through Manga

Is reading manga good for learning Japanese?

The warm rays of spring are almost upon us in America which means one thing: convention season is almost here!

Whether you’ve been neglecting your studies or have yet begun, this is a post for anyone who would like to study and improve their Japanese using manga.

This post takes into account that you have already taken formal classes while learning grammatical rules, the three Japanese writing systems of hiragana, katakana and kanji, and have the ability to formulate basic sentences.

These are the basic requirements to read simple manga in Japanese.

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Weird But True Paranormal Stories

Taking a look back at some true paranormal phenomenon (and creepy people) I’ve had experiences with in the past for Halloween.

So last year, I took the 31 Days of October & 31 Days of Halloween challenge on my blog.

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Learn Japanese Online For Free

Helpful Free Resources to Learn Japanese Online From Home.

While I’m still working on a queue of articles I want to post in the coming weeks, I thought I’d write about helpful resources to study Japanese. Why not take advantage of all the great resources currently floating around online for free during your time at home?

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My Husband Won’t Fit Netflix Review

This is a review meant to start a discussion concerning the Netflix Jdrama My Husband Won’t Fit.

Every time it crosses my mind, I am confused by two fully grown, adult people’s chosen way of life. I mean, those in this world can live however they wish but cultural differences aside, it completely makes no sense to needlessly suffer.

Especially with the revelation that this may have been a biopic, my opinion on these events is further cemented – dramatized or not.

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Brooklyn’s Own Cherry Blossom Festival | Sakura Matsuri 2018

This past weekend I attended Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Sakura Matsuri festival in celebration of Japanese culture. It was held throughout the entire garden with events spaced out and designated to certain subset areas. Although it was foggy with moisture clinging heavily to the atmosphere, as the day progressed the sun came out and blessed attendees with the most amazing atmosphere.

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In Asian Space’s Target Event List 2018

Years ago, I spent countless hours watching YouTubers and reading blog posts about events I’d always wanted to attend. Advice, general knowledge, and even some insider tips learned from trial and error were shared with their audience. When I finally ventured out to some of these events, I didn’t feel like a complete noob and I felt so grateful someone had left a trail for me.

I’d like to do that for someone else, using this platform that is continuing to grow.

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Understanding Japanese Paying Etiquette

During my time working at a Japanese Cultural Center, I frequented any and all Japanese grocers nearby. It was the “Japanese” part of town and fresh, authentic places were readily available.

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