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What Frustrates You Most About Learning Japanese?

We've all heard it before. Japanese is a tough language to learn. Sure, it can be, but I don't think it has to be. This post is more of a dialogue than anything, a dialogue about YOU!  Click here and join the discussion!


THE JAPAN "GUYDES"

Got questions about how to do things in and around Japan? These free guides can help!
Check back regularly as there will a ton more coming very soon!

THE JAPAN GUY REVIEWS...

Though there will be other Japan related things in this list as time goes on, these reviews are primarily geared towards bluntly honest reviews of Japanese self-study tools, textbooks, and apps that I have personally used.  
I do recommend some textbooks and courses more highly than others.  Which ones?
You either have to read and find out or check out the upcoming resources page.

Nihongo Challenge Kanji Textbook Review N4-5
Kanji is one of those subjects that classroom Japanese students and Japanese self-study advocates alike struggle with. Believe me, I[...]

POPULAR POSTS

These are some of the Japan Guy Articles that have been shared, been commented on quite a bit or have been the subject of a bit of debate. I invite you to join in and share your thoughts, your questions, your ideas, and different points of view...


THE ANIME CORNER

Anime fans rejoice! Japanese animation was a huge love of mine before I ever set foot in Japan, and I'll continue write about it, because something cool always comes along.  Join a discussion. Or test your anime knowledge with a quiz...if you've got the anime chops that is 🙂

21 Warning Signs That You Are an Otaku
Ever heard the term otaku before? An English student of mine once explained that オタク translates to mean mania or[...]

TEACH ENGLISH IN JAPAN ARTICLE HUB

Here are articles that catalog some of my teaching experiences, some these were written as I going through these experiences.  Things I wanted to share, things I was obsessing about, things I found weird or funny, etc.
If you've got any interest at all about teaching in Japan, then this hub's for you.

The Five Best Companies To Teach For in Japan
People come to Japan for a planeload of different reasons. Some have an extreme fascination with Japanese culture: anime, J-pop,[...]
Why I Quit Assistant Language Teaching in Japan
I remember making the decision to quit my job as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) with Interac like it was[...]
Two Weeks Of Japanese School Lunch
No matter how you stir it, slice it or serve it, more often than not, teaching public school a full-time[...]
Tales From Japan: Japanese Finger Enemas!
Video Transcript The name of today’s tale is Finger Enemas (Japanese Finger Enemas) You know I don’t particularly like it[...]
Chocolate-Colored Sensei
Unless I have something extremely pressing to do, I always help the students clean after lunch. As my students and[...]