Book Review, Fiction, N4

[N4] 黒コウモリと白コウモリ

Sakasa is a bat with large, black wings, who one day meets Minmi, a bat with smaller white wings. Both of them seem to be completely different from another. But maybe they can still trust and support each other... Sakasa and Minmi This story by Endo Kazuhiko tells a beautiful tale about differences and similarities,… Continue reading [N4] 黒コウモリと白コウモリ

Book Review, Fiction, N5, Non-Fiction

[N5] ハチの話(はなし)

Are you familiar with the story of the dog, that waited every day for his owner at Shibuya station? That is the story of Hachi and it got rewritten by Matsuda Midori for learners to enjoy in easy Japanese. I personally mainly know Hachikō as the statue at Shibuya station and have never seen the… Continue reading [N5] ハチの話(はなし)

Advice, Blog

Graded readers for Japanese – where to start

Graded readers are shorter books written intended for those who are still studying the language. Vocabulary, grammar and length are therefore specifically chosen for the respective reading level. If you have already learned a second language in school, you will certainly remember reading them in class. While there are many graded readers for languages like… Continue reading Graded readers for Japanese – where to start