You don’t need to be fluent to get around in Japan, but a basic understanding of the writing system sure helps!
Who says that learning Japanese has to be difficult and boring? JCMU English Program Coordinator Chris Garth has some language-learning tips for you!
Japanese counters may be tricky, but you can count on these tips!
While you may think of the Japanese terms ii/warui as good/bad in English, this isn’t always the case!
As one JCMU Japanese instructor writes, online translation tools can be really helpful while learning Japanese – but don’t rely on them too much!
Japanese particles can be really confusing for non-native speakers, and the particle “ga” is no exception…
Keiko Melville, one of JCMU’s Japanese language instructors, discusses on our blog how Christmas and New Year’s are traditionally celebrated in Japan.
Ayumi Nagatomi, one of JCMU’s Japanese language instructors in Hikone, discusses quick tips on the “do”s and “don’t”s of composing messages in Japanese.
Minoru Aizawa, JCMU’s Japanese Language Coordinator in Hikone, discusses why the weather is often used…
Minoru Aizawa, JCMU’s Japanese Language Coordinator in Hikone, discusses tips for students looking to improve…