What are the best resources to learn Japanese?

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    Udemy

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    Susan Kennedy
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "Udemy is great for learning all kinds of new things. It turned me from an amateur into a development pro (almost! haha) in no time!"
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      JapanSocietyNYC
      Japan Society's YouTube channel serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education.
      Videos

      Free

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      Howard Washington
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "I have always wanted to visit Japan but have been reluctant, as I can only speak English. Japanese language lessons is somewhat out of the question for me, until I discovered..."
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      Howard Washington
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "I have always wanted to visit Japan but have been reluctant, as I can only speak English. Japanese language lessons is somewhat out of the question for me, until I discovered these twenty four lessons. Now I can learn the Japanese language at my on pace and on my designated schedule. I am sure I won't be fluent in the Japanese Language after studying these lessons but I am certain that I will be able to break the communication barrier. Thus, my past desire to visit Japan has rekindled."
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      Wayne Baker
      Written on February 14, 2017
      "I'm planning on going on a vacation to Japan on a few months and I really don't feel like shelling out a few hundred dollars to learn basic japanese. This video series helped me to become slightly conversational in japanese which I think will definitely help me when my vacation starts."
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      Edward Mendez
      Written on February 2, 2017
      "This lessons are short and also interactive. I like the videos and it looks like a great tool if you want to pick japanese as a new language or reinforce it if you already know it. There are several lessons that can help you achieve this goal."
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      Carl Arnold
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "The videos are very helpful but they haven't been updated since July 2014 so if you needed more help or feedback you're out of luck. So it's not one of the best resources to learn Japanese."
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      Learn Japanese - The Complete Video Series
      Learning Japanese is a video series presented by because of dreams member l3reezer. the video series has developed into having its own full-fledged curriculum of sorts while still offering an approach to learning the Japanese language from a non-native's point-of-view.
      Videos

      Free

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      Manuel Godínez
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "After trying to pick up Japanese by using nothing but books, it was so much more helpful to hear the language spoken. Trying to understand how pitch and accents play a part in..."
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      Manuel Godínez
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "After trying to pick up Japanese by using nothing but books, it was so much more helpful to hear the language spoken. Trying to understand how pitch and accents play a part in forming different words makes so much more sense when actually hearing someone say it aloud and explain the difference. I would definitely recommend this Youtube channel!"
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      Deng Qian
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "I was going to be moving to Japan and I needed to try and learn some Japaneses on my own before I went. I didn't have time to sign up and take a class. I found these videos when searching on the interment and decided to try them. They worked great. I have learned enough of the language to feel comfortable before moving to Japan."
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      Ankita Chauhan
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "I want to travel to Japan next year, so I want to get a head start and learn some Japanese before I go. This is a video series to learn Japanese, but because of that you can't really go at your own pace, and I found this one to be much too slow for my liking."
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      Dennis Perry
      Written on March 17, 2017
      "This is a great way to learn Japanese and to hear it spoken as it should be."
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      Tofugu.com
      In this site, there are a lot of resources and methods out there for learning Japanese.
      Websites

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      Brandon Scott
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "I really enjoyed using Tofugu.com. Everything was organized and the website was layed out step by step for learning Japanese. It taught me why I was learning certain things."
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      Brandon Scott
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "I really enjoyed using Tofugu.com. Everything was organized and the website was layed out step by step for learning Japanese. It taught me why I was learning certain things."
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      Juan Edwards
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "This is an "okay" resource for Japanese learning. It really needs to rate the products that it links on the website. I feel as if this is slowing down my search in order to learn the Japanese language."
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      Christopher Kelley
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "Tofugu.com provided me with a wealth of learning platforms, ideas, tools, and other resources to begin and maintain my desire to learn Japanese. This is my main resource when looking for more information, or a new way to tackle Japanese. The resources cover beginners, just trying to navigate where and how to start, all the way to advanced learners on the path to proficiency. If you have always wanted to learn, but did not know where or how to start, Tofugu should be your first stop."
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      Jonathan Garrett
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "Tofugu.com it's a website that will help you to learn Japanese. It's really well made and easy to use, I suggest to start from here to all the new learners of this beautiful and difficult language."
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      Rosetta Stone

      Rosetta Stone is a free app for Android and iOS devices specially developed to facilitate learning new languages. Its method is trying to teach you the new language the same way you learned your first one. Works fine without internet.

      Apps

      Web, iOS, Android

      Varies by plan

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      Jordan Lane
      Written on March 9, 2017
      "This is a great way to learn the Japanese language. I am able to learn at my own pace as the lessons never expire. The only thing I don't like is the price. I'm sure..."
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      Jordan Lane
      Written on March 9, 2017
      "This is a great way to learn the Japanese language. I am able to learn at my own pace as the lessons never expire. The only thing I don't like is the price. I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives, probably even free alternatives."
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      Philip Grant
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "Rosetta Stone is one of the premier language learning sites on the internet and I found it quite useful for my study of Japanese. The price is not exorbitant and the system is easy to use."
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      Jeremy Willis
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "Rosetta Stone is by far the premier language learning software. To use anything else is honestly a disadvantage to yourself."
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      Jacqueline Payne
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "I've tried different methods, but I usually get bored. This wasn't much different."
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      Japanesepod101.com
      The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Japanese and Japanese culture. Start speaking Japanese in minutes with audio and video lessons.
      Websites

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      Israel Suárez
      Written on January 31, 2017
      "Cool hosts, contemporary forums with people farther along and PDF study materials, all on line and mobile too. The cultural material ranges from traditional to near..."
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      Israel Suárez
      Written on January 31, 2017
      "Cool hosts, contemporary forums with people farther along and PDF study materials, all on line and mobile too. The cultural material ranges from traditional to near unhinged. The japanese can bring it, Kitty cafes?"
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      Brandon Sullivan
      Written on January 27, 2017
      "I was looking for a simple way to learn Japanese from home on my laptop. I then stumbled across this website and was blown away by how easy it was to start learn this complex language. I really liked the different games that help you learn the words."
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      Samuel Powell
      Written on February 1, 2017
      "I found this resource to be very helpful. I'm a beginner learner of Japanese and I'm currently working on learning the three alphabets this site has been useful so far and I plan to continue using it."
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      Jacob Palmer
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "I tried to like this, but I couldn't get past how closely the teacher resembled the spoof of Ms. Schwan from the humor television show MAD TV. Because of this, I was just too engulfed in a fit of laughter to actually learn anything. Additionally, this Japanese language learning site fails to provide any questionable images of schoolgirls and tentacles, making me question whether it's actually legitimately aware of the country's culture at all."
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      Japanese For Dummies
      Japanese For Dummies has everything you need to start speaking the language. Author and Professor of Japanese Eriko Sato introduce the essentials of grammar and pronunciation.
      Books

      $18.09

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      Kevin Hudson
      Written on February 25, 2017
      "The perfect introduction the Japanese language, culture, and social customs. I used this prior to a trip to Japan, having no background whatsoever in either the language or..."
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      Kevin Hudson
      Written on February 25, 2017
      "The perfect introduction the Japanese language, culture, and social customs. I used this prior to a trip to Japan, having no background whatsoever in either the language or the culture. I found the CD especially helpful to use alongside the book. Seeing the words, hearing them spoken, I was able to pick up many basics to help me navigate my way successfully throughout my trip. And learning good Japanese social graces helped me not to inadvertently offend anyone along the way!"
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      Jeffrey Hamilton
      Written on February 3, 2017
      "I really liked the audio CD included with this book as a way of trying to match the specific sounds involved in speaking Japanese. I was able to learn a number of phrases, although I'm not sure how authentic I sound and I'm not very comfortable speaking it yet. This was a good introduction but I will need to use other resources to further my understanding of the language."
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      Hao Cao
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "I was going to Japan and needed a quick way to learn Japanese. I found a book some may have heard of called Learning Japanese for Dummies. It was easy to read and understand for learning a different language. I liked it. My trip went smoothly . I would recommend this to somebody who likes to learn Japanese quickly and easily."
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      Doris Holmes
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "The for Dummies series has lost a lot of the things that made the first few books great over the years, and this book continues that downward trend. Japanese is not a language so simple to learn it can be broken down into a "for dummies" version."
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      Bruce Santos
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "Learn a new language!Study Japanese!"
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      Learn It Now™ Chinese & Japanese Premier
      Experience for yourself how fun and easy it is to learn Chinese or Japanese with Learn It Now. Complete with interactive lessons, games and activities, you'll feel confident with your new Chinese or Japanese language skills in as little as 30 days - guaranteed!
      Software

      Windows

      $24.99

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      Amit Gavde
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "Learning a language is difficult for most and especially me. I would love to learn Chinese and I stumbled across "Learn It Now Chinese & Japanese Premier."..."
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      Amit Gavde
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "Learning a language is difficult for most and especially me. I would love to learn Chinese and I stumbled across "Learn It Now Chinese & Japanese Premier." This book which can be downloaded on multiple computers says that you can learn Chinese and Japanese (Mandarin) in as little as 30 days. It seems like a great concept but, I am a skeptic only because of my previous difficulties of learning a foreign language. However, the price is low enough that I may consider it since it is downloadable and I can have it forever to use and learn."
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      Christian Stewart
      Written on February 9, 2017
      "I recently learned that my job was relocating me to China and I only had two weeks to learn as much as I could about the language before I was required to begin my new position. With the Learn it Now software I was able to study using my iPhone whenever it was convenient for me. I was able to go at my own pace and it was extremely helpful in preparing me for my move!"
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      Rakesh Dutta
      Written on March 14, 2017
      "This training software for my PC helped me learn Japanese vocabulary. A brilliant resource which gives you 3 ways learn, software, mp3 audio downloads and through the ios smartphone app! The chinese section however, was not relevant to my learning."
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      Jason Yi
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "Learn it now did not provide a very good learning platform. It was too hard from the beginning and didn't keep pace very well by going to advanced stages to quickly"
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      José Antonio Camacho
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "Learn it now did not provide a very good learning platform. It was too hard from the beginning and didn't keep pace very well by going to advanced stages to quickly"
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      Japanese From Zero! 1: Proven Techniques to Learn Japanese for Students and Professionals
      Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka.
      Books

      $14.01

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      Lawrence Welch
      Written on February 2, 2017
      "I have been curious about the Japanese language for so long. I really think Japanese are cool, and have such deep culture and traditions that I want to try, but it seems like..."
      LW
      Lawrence Welch
      Written on February 2, 2017
      "I have been curious about the Japanese language for so long. I really think Japanese are cool, and have such deep culture and traditions that I want to try, but it seems like the book is just for students and probably not geared towards adults. The anime book cover further proves my point. I rather have Rosetta Stone or any other translation service."
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      Raúl González
      Written on March 5, 2017
      "Learning a foreign language is one way to improve marketable skills for professional workers. Japan is a large market but not many people speak Japanese. I'm learning from this book in order to pad my resume."
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      Eugene Phillips
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "Do not buy! First of all, trying to learn a new language from a book is already a tall order. Unfortunately when it as poorly written as this one, it is nearly impossible. You will be sure to not learn a thing."
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      David Ray
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "This was a great supplementary guide for learning Japanese. I'd consider it a solid component to a comprehensive program, but it won't teach anyone japanese on its own."
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      busuu
      Master the basic skills and phrases of the language you want to understand fast with a fully interactive course, anytime and anywhere. You will be helped by hundreds of native speakers.
      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      John Santos
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "In my opinion, Busuu is the best resource to learn Japanese online. In a series of real-time event experiences, I could interact with native speakers! And with the help of..."
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      John Santos
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "In my opinion, Busuu is the best resource to learn Japanese online. In a series of real-time event experiences, I could interact with native speakers! And with the help of "Busuu Converse" I responded to their questions with meaningful sentences. The feedback on my performance as given in real-time as well. Arigato busuu!"
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      David Burns
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "Busuu seems to be a good app for someone who wants to learn a specific language or several languages at a time. I seem interested to download it and would learn French and Japanese for sure"
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      Randy Pearson
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "The difficulty of learning a new language is hard enough, but I am on the move a lot for work. This is an excellent way to learn a new language while I am travelling, whether for work or personal reasons."
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      Vincent James
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "Busuu is one app I almost always have open. I wanted to learn Japanese so I got it and now whenever I have a spare moment I open it up and do a few minutes. Even if it's just to learn a few new words or hear the pronunciation of sentences from native speakers, every minute of it is worthwhile."
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      Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners: First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System
      This handy book teaches you new mnemonics-based method to read and write the basic 92 hiragana and katakana characters.
      Books

      $12.73

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      Raymond Reyes
      Written on March 27, 2017
      "I have been wanting to learn Japanese for a long time now. I found this book very helpful. The author is very experienced not just in language but also in teaching. I wanted..."
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      Raymond Reyes
      Written on March 27, 2017
      "I have been wanting to learn Japanese for a long time now. I found this book very helpful. The author is very experienced not just in language but also in teaching. I wanted to learn the basics right so I can build on it. This book gives you information without overloading it and also has a great guide for how to use this book."
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      Dennis Hart
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "I bought this and tried installing their CD into my laptop. It didn't work at all. I contacted them and was told to send it back to them at my own expense. Horrible customer service."
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      Marco Antonio Anaya
      Written on January 2, 2017
      "Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners helped me start learning Japanese. I had tried some other resources before, but it didn't really start sticking until I tried this."
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      Austin Nelson
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "A good product useful for beginners as it makes real attempts at keeping the interest with the fun and colourful layout"
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      The Best Sites for Learning Japanese
      An interesting list of websites, tools and courses so you can learn Japanese by yourself.
      Websites

      Free

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      Alfonso Lugo
      Written on April 2, 2017
      "As hard as learning a new language is especially one like Japanese that is completely different from English. Nihongo Shark's The Best Sites for Learning Japanese is..."
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      Alfonso Lugo
      Written on April 2, 2017
      "As hard as learning a new language is especially one like Japanese that is completely different from English. Nihongo Shark's The Best Sites for Learning Japanese is really comprehensive and has focus on courses that are effective without being boring which is, as anyone whose ever tried to learn a language for fun like I have, really important.."
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      Joshua Watkins
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "I have always wanted to learn another language and this gives not only tools to learn but also tools to study such as flashcards and kanji review. There are lessons that keep you engaged and there's even a tool to practice with the teacher."
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      Alice Baker
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "this site gives you tools to and information on how to learn japanese using various sites. this site has too many possible options and is very scattered and confusing."
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      Ramón Valencia
      Written on March 18, 2017
      "If you want to learn japanese, these sites are perfect. They explain it thoroughly and teaches very well!"
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      My Japanese Lessons
      The YouTuber Gimmeabreakman lived in Japan for 17 years and his channel containing Japanese language lessons and vlogs about the culture of the country of the rising sun.
      Videos

      Free

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      Michael Sandoval
      Written on February 24, 2017
      "My Japanese Lessons playlist on YouTube is an ideal way to learn Japanese. I can play the videos on my phone during my commute, which makes me feel like I'm using the time..."
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      Michael Sandoval
      Written on February 24, 2017
      "My Japanese Lessons playlist on YouTube is an ideal way to learn Japanese. I can play the videos on my phone during my commute, which makes me feel like I'm using the time effectively. I can replay the videos if I don't understand something at first. I can learn Japanese at my own pace."
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      Jordan Gonzalez
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "Just learning about the culture of Japan does not mean you can speak the language. I know the culture of Spain but I don't speak Spanish. While I did pick up a few words and phrases, he never really goes into enough depth to become proficient. I recommend Rosetta Stone."
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      Aaron Woods
      Written on March 14, 2017
      "This channel is great for anyone who is interested in learning Japanese. I'm sure it would be helpful for keeping your Japanese skills fresh as well. Youtube channels can be a great substitute for spending several hundred dollars on Rosetta Stone."
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      Zachary Butler
      Written on January 22, 2017
      "This youtube channel has many lessons teaching a beginner Japanese. It's lessons start off light and explain themselves very well. I had a lot of fun watching some of these videos as I have always wanted to learn Japanese."
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      Human Japanese
      Human Japanese is software for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows Phone that teaches the Japanese language from square one in a warm and engaging tone.
      Software

      Windows, Mac

      $19.9 - varies by plan

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      Lawrence McDonald
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "Japanse is a really tricky language to learn, but this program makes it really easy. It will work on pretty much any platform from Android to PC to IOS. It focuses on learning..."
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      Lawrence McDonald
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "Japanse is a really tricky language to learn, but this program makes it really easy. It will work on pretty much any platform from Android to PC to IOS. It focuses on learning Japanese in a more natural way, like in conversations, instead of just trying to memorize words and syntax rules. As you get better or more knowledgeable you can move up a level to Intermediate and keep your learning going. The Satori reader is nice feature to have is well, with some nice articles to read over."
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      Daniel Castro
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "Makes learning a new language fun and convienant. You can download this right onto your phone or tablet and learn on the go. Fun and interactive design will make you feel like your playing a game all while learning a difficult language. Highly Recomend."
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      Jeffrey Gordon
      Written on March 25, 2017
      "Human Japanese helped me more than I ever could have dreamed. I have already learned more in the three weeks I've been using the app then the previous year before I started using it. I think Human Japanese was a great idea and am so glad I used it."
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      Brian Bailey
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "In my opinion Human Japanese is a good resource to learn Japanese, I don't honestly feel that it is the best though."
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      Kanji Senpai
      Kanji Senpai is an android application that helps you prepare for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). By using a spaced repetition system (SRS) you can memorize the different aspects of each vocabulary: meaning, pronunciation, reading, listening, writing, etc.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Ajay Kapur
      Written on January 10, 2017
      "This is such a fun way to learn Japanese. I really love all of the different tools that are used to help me understand the language more fully. The variety of games helps me..."
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      Ajay Kapur
      Written on January 10, 2017
      "This is such a fun way to learn Japanese. I really love all of the different tools that are used to help me understand the language more fully. The variety of games helps me learn to write and read Japanese, but also makes studying less of a chore."
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      Jacob Duncan
      Written on February 10, 2017
      "This app looks like it would be a great beginners tool to learn Japanese. The app is rated very well and its main purpose is to help with Japanese vocabulary."
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      He Shen
      Written on February 11, 2017
      "This is a great resource to get exposed to new characters and begin to familarize myself with Kanji."
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      Mary Fowler
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "The fact that it uses Senpai is cute and will probably attract people, but honestly the way it teaches you just isn't the best. I'd suggest going with something like Rosetta Stone or Duolingo, since it's a much firmer foundation."
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      Kana
      This app has everything you need to learn to read and write the Kana (Hiragana and Katakana). Organized in easy to learn chapters with quizzes and flashcards for review.
      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

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      Han Yao
      Written on February 18, 2017
      "Certainly part of learning Japanese is using the character sets that are native to the language. It's not like European languages, where you just add a few accent symbols..."
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      Han Yao
      Written on February 18, 2017
      "Certainly part of learning Japanese is using the character sets that are native to the language. It's not like European languages, where you just add a few accent symbols to our Roman alphabet, and there you go. The Kana app, for Google Play, teaches both Hiragana & Katakana, in a highly-rated GUI interface. Quizzes and flashcards are included, with options to buy extra content for up to several dollars."
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      Sean Brooks
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "I love the fact that this app starts slow and builds upon your knowledge. Being able to understand the origins of a language can be helpful. It also allows me to learn writing the language which also helps with memorizing word."
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      Patrick Walker
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "My wife and I needed something to help us learn Kana, the Japanese alphabet(s). This app made learning easy and fun. Well-organized and easy to use. We also enjoyed learning about the history of the writing systems. Very well done!"
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      Scott Kim
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "Learning Japanese is so much fun, but it's also very daunting: what other language has two separate alphabets plus a character system? The app Kana is designed to get you proficient in the two Japanese alphabets, hiragana and katakana. The app is intuitively designed, and tracks your progress along the way. I love it!"
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      Learn Japanese - WordPower
      Learn Japanese Wordpower is a Japanese learning app that focuses on the learning of vocabulary, something that will make you comfortable enough to speak in this language.


      Apps

      iOS

      $4.99

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      Roger Pearson
      Written on November 28, 2017
      "I've been trying to learn Japanese recently and I struggled to find something good. That is until I found this! It's great and I highly recommend it!"
      RP
      Roger Pearson
      Written on November 28, 2017
      "I've been trying to learn Japanese recently and I struggled to find something good. That is until I found this! It's great and I highly recommend it!"
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      Minna no Nihongo: Bk. 2

      Minna no Nihongo is a book by Author that will allow you to learn the basic Nihongo words and phrases just by reading this book. It is great for learners who are really eager to learn fats and efficiently. 

      Books

      $46.34

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      Timothy Morales
      Written on March 14, 2018
      "one of the best books on how to learn japanese and speak it well, these are used in colleges and really work."
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      Timothy Morales
      Written on March 14, 2018
      "one of the best books on how to learn japanese and speak it well, these are used in colleges and really work."
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      Let's Learn Japanese Picture Dictionary

      Let's Learn Japanese Picture Dictionary is a book by Marlene Goodman that introduces the Japanese language with the help of pictures. Amateur speakers will easily understand with the help of this book. 

      Books

      $13

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      Kyle Harvey
      Written on March 22, 2018
      "As someone interested in Japanese culture, learning the language helps a lot to understand it. Lets Learn Japanese Picture Dictionary is a great resource of anyone that needs..."
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      Kyle Harvey
      Written on March 22, 2018
      "As someone interested in Japanese culture, learning the language helps a lot to understand it. Lets Learn Japanese Picture Dictionary is a great resource of anyone that needs help learning or is just starting out. Its good for both kids and adults!"
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      Read Japanese today
      Read Japanese today is a book by Len Welsh that teaches the readers 300 of the most common kanji. This will help them with simple words and phrases that can be used daily. 
      Books

      $10.95

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      Kenneth Carter
      Written on March 24, 2018
      "If you've ever learned Japanese, you know that it's next to impossible to do without a good textbook (or several). Read Japanese Today is one of the best textbooks for..."
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      Kenneth Carter
      Written on March 24, 2018
      "If you've ever learned Japanese, you know that it's next to impossible to do without a good textbook (or several). Read Japanese Today is one of the best textbooks for learning the language I know. It teaches you kanji, the basic characters of the Japanese language. By the time you work through this book you should have rudimentary reading knowledge."
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      Kodanshas Essential Kanji Dictionary
      Kodanshas Essential Kanji Dictionary is a book by Kodansha International that serves as a modern Kanji dictionary that is suited for modern man and woman with a busy schedule.
      Books

      $39.95

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      Robert Walters
      Written on March 19, 2018
      "Kodanshas Essential Kanji Dictionary is something I keep with me at all times in Japan because it's just such a helpful tool for when you're traveling. It also does a good job..."
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      Robert Walters
      Written on March 19, 2018
      "Kodanshas Essential Kanji Dictionary is something I keep with me at all times in Japan because it's just such a helpful tool for when you're traveling. It also does a good job of teaching if you aren't interested in traveling with it."
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      Japanese the Manga Way: An Illustrated Guide to Grammar and Structure

      Japanese the Manga Way is a book by Wayne Lammers that makes learning easy and fun. This book is in the form of a Manga so you will not be bored while learning the Japanese language.

      Books

      $24.95

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      Jack Garza
      Written on March 13, 2018
      "Japanese Manga guide to grammar and structure. Some people may like this product."
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      Jack Garza
      Written on March 13, 2018
      "Japanese Manga guide to grammar and structure. Some people may like this product."
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      Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I

      Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese is a book by  Eri Banno that serves as a supplementary learning material for beginners in the Japanese language. 

      Books

      $37.8

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      John Day
      Written on March 20, 2018
      "The Genki course provided really is a great place to start for anybody looking to learn Japanese. This course was really easy to jump into and I never felt overwhelmed."
      JD
      John Day
      Written on March 20, 2018
      "The Genki course provided really is a great place to start for anybody looking to learn Japanese. This course was really easy to jump into and I never felt overwhelmed."
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      Jpn-Tobira (Japanese and English Edition)

      Jpn-Tobira is a book by Mayumi Oka that serves as a guide for learners with intermediate knowledge in the Japanese Language. It opens the door for additional studies.

      Books

      $89.95

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      César Bautista
      Written on March 25, 2018
      "I have a basic understanding of the Japanese language, but I was looking for something that would help me take the next step. I found this book and it has helped me further my..."
      CB
      César Bautista
      Written on March 25, 2018
      "I have a basic understanding of the Japanese language, but I was looking for something that would help me take the next step. I found this book and it has helped me further my understanding of the language and now I am much more proficient than before. This book really helps you take apart the language and understand it on a much deeper level."
    21. 0
      Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow

      Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow is a book by Kakuko Shoji that guides learners how to create and pronounce words and phrases. It also widens the vocabulary and emotive expressions. 

      Books

      $124.26

      KW
      Kelly Wan
      Written on March 13, 2018
      "As I learned Japanese one of the best resources that I came across was Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow. I found this book to really help me understand some of the..."
      KW
      Kelly Wan
      Written on March 13, 2018
      "As I learned Japanese one of the best resources that I came across was Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow. I found this book to really help me understand some of the finer points of this language."
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      Nimonikku

      Nimonikku is a website for learning the Japanese language specifically Kanji. It uses the method of mnemonics and requires signing up. Mastercard and Visa can be payment methods in subscribing to their plan. 

      Websites

      $4.99 - Varies by plan

      MS
      Martin Schleiss
      Written on July 25, 2018
      "Nimonikku makes it easier to remember kanji by using mnemonics. Besides the core feature, it offers innovative software tools like free Fukurou reader which can help you read..."
      MS
      Martin Schleiss
      Written on July 25, 2018
      "Nimonikku makes it easier to remember kanji by using mnemonics. Besides the core feature, it offers innovative software tools like free Fukurou reader which can help you read any Japanese texts in a breeze."

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    1 JapanSocietyNYC Videos 19 Free
    2 Learn Japanese - The Complete Video Series Videos 16 Free
    3 Tofugu.com Websites 15 Paid
    4 Rosetta Stone Apps 14 Paid
    5 Japanesepod101.com Websites 13 Paid
    6 Japanese For Dummies Books 13 Paid
    7 Learn It Now™ Chinese & Japanese Premier Software 13 Paid
    8 Japanese From Zero! 1: Proven Techniques to Learn Japanese for Students and Professionals Books 10 Paid
    9 busuu Apps 9 Free
    10 Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners: First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System Books 8 Paid
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