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Here are 2 very short stories written in Japanese (about 20-50 sentences). Click on the story titles for the links. A little reading each day can improve all aspects of Japanese. Readers can quickly develop a feel for how Japanese is used. I recommend listening along to the native audio while you read. Please leave … Continue reading Beginner and Intermediate Resource for Reading and Listening
10 questions on Japan. A mix of challenging and relatively easy questions. If you don’t know, have a guess. If you get 5 or more, you are doing very well. The answers are at the bottom. Which Studio Ghibli film is based on Han’s Christian Andersen’s fantasy The Little Mermaid? What colour is the GO … Continue reading 10 Japan Quiz Questions
This is a mini quiz of 10 questions on General Knowledge and Japan. There should be a mix of challenging and relatively easy questions. You should be able to guess for most of them as well. I think if you get 5 or more you are doing very well. I have made it as a … Continue reading Quiz: General Knowledge + Japan
Words are magic. They grow up from thin air to form a thick web of meaning and memory. 20 years ago I didn’t know a word of Japanese. Sitting in the middle of conversations was like being blown around in a storm. Words give me rails to hang onto. There are so many great Japanese … Continue reading What’s your favourite Japanese word?