Tag Archives: Life in Japan

Life in Japan #3: 13 Reasons Why You Should Learn Kanji

According to lots of people far smarter than me, Japanese is either one of the hardest, or the hardest language for English speakers to learn. But why? It’s very different from English, obviously, but so are lots of other languages. And Japanese … Continue reading

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Life in Japan #2: Thoughts on Studying Kanji, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Needlessly Complicated Japanese Logographic Writing System

(This is an edited repost of a post I wrote in the dark depths of 2015.) So you want to learn Japanese. It’s a common story. Just think of all the manga you could read, all the anime you could … Continue reading

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Life in Japan #1: Spending Time With the In-laws

(Hi! This is the first in a semi-regular series of posts on my life in Japan. Loads of people are already making blogs/vlogs about Japan, but most of that’s either (a) flashy Japanese travel stuff, or (b) incredibly depressing ‘everyday … Continue reading

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