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Top Japanese Books of 2022: My Highlights

In 2022, I read more books in Japanese than ever before and with all that progress in reading comprehension was also able to finally enjoy reading some truly exceptional Japanese novels. In this post, I'll be sharing my personal highlights of this year and I'll also provide links to each book in case you want… Continue reading Top Japanese Books of 2022: My Highlights

Book Review, Manga, N2, Non-Fiction

[N2] 日本人の知らない日本語 #I

Umino Nagiko is a teacher at a Japanese language school and shares through comic essays some anecdotes from her everyday teaching life while answering questions on Japanese language and culture posed in her classes. There are both comic parts and essay parts for each chapter. When I read this first book, I mostly read it… Continue reading [N2] 日本人の知らない日本語 #I

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

Advice, Blog

Browser extensions for reading Japanese

Are you reading a lot in your browser? News sites, social media and blog posts don't always provide helpful furigana to help look up and understand the vocabulary used. A browser addon can really speed up this process! Whether you use chrome, firefox, safari, opera or edge as your preferred browser, there are extensions to… Continue reading Browser extensions for reading Japanese