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Graded Japanese Reading & Listening Practice

30+ Japanese Tongue Twisters: a month’s worth of hayakuchi kotoba!

Japanese language has a lot of tongue twisters. Called “早口言葉 hayakuchi kotoba” in Japanese, we are blessed with a wealth of words for us to do vocal gymnastics with.  Beyond being just fun to say, some of them are close to also being proverbs or aphorisms, and simultaneously provide little life lessons, insights or thoughts …

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The 16 Luffy Quotes with the biggest life lessons!

Who says that manga can’t teach you life lessons? The character of Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece has a habit of coming out with surprisingly wise one-liners, observations and snippets of wisdom.  His single-pointed devotion to a purpose. His naive-to-the-point-of-endearment purity. His unwavering belief in himself and unshakeable commitment to all those who have …

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Cornelius Keigo Oyamada bullying articles translated

https://youtu.be/Ziw85qWQ214 Cornelius & The Olympics So you may have heard about how the composer for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was forced to resign. He’s pretty well known in Japan for his work with Flipper’s Guitar, and outside of Japan for his work under the name of Cornelius. I was personally pretty shocked when I read …

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