The Language

How to display Japanese characters on your PC (Windows XP)

April 2, 2009

There are 2 main aspects to “using” Japanese on your Windows XP computer: viewing/reading, and writing. It’s actually quite straight forward to set it up to do both and I’m going to show you how.

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Finding private Japanese teachers

March 31, 2009

If you’re looking to find another option for Japanese language teachers, then I’m writing this to suggest to you another great one.  If you go to a Japanese language institution, you will typically have group lessons for approximately 4000~6000 yen / 60mins or 90mins.  If you want to get a private, 1-on-1 lesson, you will […]

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Learning Japanese: Online Flashcards and Vocabulary Lists

March 19, 2009

If you’re living in Japan one thing I will say is that learning the language will definitely 0pen up the world to you here.  You will be able to read menus in restaurants, communicate with more people and while you’ll always be different you can at least live a semblance of normality. If you’re actively […]

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