Category Archives: Remembering the Kanji

Say “Caterpillar” in Japanese

How do you say Caterpillar in Japanese? 芋虫(いもむし)imomushi

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Finished the Heisig method! 2042 Kanji!

The monstrous goal  has been reached! After a year and a half (give or take a few months : p ) I’ve finally completed all 2,042 Kanji for the Heisig method! I will admit I kind of sped through the … Continue reading

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JLJ Blog 4 : Transitioning from Heisig to reading part 1

In this video I give a basic explanation of how I started the process of going from learning Kanji with the Heisig method to learning how to read Japanese sentences. *note* This is explained with the idea that most Japanese … Continue reading

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Teaser for my Japanese Study Methods Video blogs

I’ve been talking about it for months, and I’m almost finished with my first video blog, where I will be chatting about the methods i’ve been using to study Japanese, but also how to keep motivated, learn certain things faster … Continue reading

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Mangafying the Kindle and using Rikaichan

皆さま、しばらくだよ!(Everyone, it’s been a very long time!) Yes boys and girls, I’m one of the dreaded “flyjin”, those people who left Japan after the earthquake. Sadly, though I was going through a serious love/hate affair with Japan, I must say … Continue reading

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Context Manipulation

  Context Manipulation It:s a rainy morning here in Tokyo, and I was on the train, fiddling with Death Note. During a burst of inspiration a few months ago, I tried going “All Japanese All the Time” to push myself … Continue reading

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今年もおめでと!

Wishing everyone a happy new year from Japan to Jamaica. It’s been an interesting year for me, and looking back there were some nice moments and some rough patches. Last this year, I had just come back from a trip … Continue reading

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