Even though I am a rank beginner in all things Japanese, I have decided to put up a few pages describing the things which I do know. I learn better by trying to teach, which I think is also how students in Japan are typically organized.
In particular, I'm training in a martial art, iaido (Japanese swordsmanship), and also self-training in nihongo (Japanese language). These pages will reflect this mixture, probably with less organization than I should apply.
If you've found anything I've gotten wrong, please send me an email to correct the matter! Doumo arigatou!
Table of Contents
What to Learn A Week Before Visiting Japan Summary Apologizing Requesting Things Where is it? The Incidentals While You're At It... The Hiragana (ひらがな) Learning the Hiragana in Five Minutes a Day The Katakana (カタカナ) Katakana versus Hiragana Learning the Katakana in Five Minutes a Day Making Kanji flashcards Haiku and senryuu (はいくとせんりxゆう) Informal Nihongo Making Genkouyoushi Writing Paper Books and Other Study Aids Japanese for Busy People - Kana Version Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary Rosetta Stone JAPANESE Level 1 & 2 Software Anime Vocabulary Bingo Japanese Pop Music Ichikawa Yui Otsuka Ai Koda Kumi Amuro Namie YUI Some other Favorites Candy-Pop Bands The Yanagi Dojo Project Way of the Sword: Iaido THE IAIDO BOOKMARK The Basics of Iaido Seiza Ippon: Mae Tying the Belt Cord (sageo no sugata) Typical Cord Knot Decorative Cord Knot
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