Tag Archives: Heisig Method

1900 Kanji! 十九百漢字!

Doing my video blogging and really getting back into my study of Japanese has helped me to keep pushing towards the enviable goal of going through the list of 2,040 Kanji that the Japanese government requires people to know for … Continue reading

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Jamaican Learning Japanese video blog 2: Learning DNA

This is my second post on my thoughts about learning approaches. In this one, I go into a basic self-assessment practice, that helped me figure out why I got so frustrated during Japanese study.  

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The Millionaire Question

Wanted to post this real quick. As i’m doing other things, I tend to have Japanese media playing in the background. Of course, there are times I sit and watch what’s going on, and I get curious as to what … Continue reading

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Snapshot of the madness

  I’ve said it several times on this blog that studying Japanese isnt’ “easy”. I say “easy” in the sense that, being consistent can sometimes require very creative ways of self-motivation. After all, i’m not in a university, a language … Continue reading

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Jamaican Learning Japanese video One: Welcome!

I’m happy to say after months of saying I would do it, I finally got around to releasing my first video on Japanese study! For many people Japanese study is pretty difficult. I’m not different, and I’ve found it interesting blogging … Continue reading

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My Manga #1 – Point in time

My Manga #1 Point in Time – From Death Note. Okay, so this is an observation from Death Note about point in time. I am not a grammar beast yet, but I find that trying to read through these sentences … Continue reading

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The Evolution Inception 進化の生まれ

Yes, my blog posts will all start sounding like Episodes of the “Big Bang Theory”, I think that is just more fun. So this is a sort of general announcement about the blog, which I am praying I can stick … 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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1700 Kanji and the Skimming Hypothesis

So I’m finally almost done with Heisig. I’ve been doing about 50 to 100 Kanji per day and I am almost there. A few key things I have noted recently. I mentioned in a previous post that I was shedding … Continue reading

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1500 Kanji, 73% done with RTK1

1500 Kanji I’m burning through my last 500 Kanji now. I’m at frame 1512 and I’m starting to feel as if I am achieving something. I mentioned in a previous post that I am not getting too hung up on … Continue reading

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