Tag: japanese language

Japanese Language Tools Review: A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar

Ok, I’m going to break down the reasons why this is one of the most useful Japanese Language study tools that you can buy. This dictionary can be a little pricey; I saw it recently on Amazon for about $40.00, and White Rabbit sells it for $44.50. I bought mine years ago for about 45…


Bilingual Posts in Social Media Marketing

As I’m beginning (belatedly) to go into full-tilt marketing mode with the release of a new book, I’m running into some trouble with a new Twitter account. I decided to separate the company account (@MediaCrash) from my new, personal account (@J_A_Wynn) and was already worried about maintaining two accounts. Then, it dawned on me (and…


Japanese Language Tools Review: Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary

Often, the progress that you make when studying a foreign language is dependent on the tools that you use to maximize your study time. In Japanese language study, the tools that you use to study kanji are a serious choice. When I first started studying, my girlfriend’s father gave me a kanji dictionary as a…


The Value of Dorama

If you’re studying Japanese and using the Internet to supplement your studies, or even doing most of your study online, Japanese television is invaluable for your listening skills and cultural understanding. Many new Japanese language students have their first introduction to Japanese through anime or manga and they may miss out on the value of…


Why Japanese Isn’t as Hard as It Looks

Simply mention to native English speakers that you study the Japanese language and you’ll receive raised eyebrows, looks of amazement, and remarks of how difficult it is. You’ll also hear stories of how they always wanted to learn Japanese but they quit after they realized how insurmountable it was. Although the study of Japanese as…