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1
Top 10 Japanese Foods: Sushi
Learn about sushi
6 Minutes • Audio
2
Top 10 Japanese Foods: Curry and rice
Learn about the next of our top Japanese foods: curry and rice
7 Minutes • Audio
3
Top 10 Japanese Foods: Onigiri
Learn about the traditional Japanese dish of onigiri
7 Minutes • Audio
4
Top 10 Japanese Foods: Udon and Soba
Learn about the difference between two popular Japanese noodle dishes: soba and udon
6 Minutes • Audio
5
Top 10 Japanese Foods: Tempura
Learn about the Japanese dish tempura and the steps to making the perfect version of it
7 Minutes • Audio
6
Top 10 Japanese Foods: Miso soup
Learn about the large number of varied ingredients that you can use to make the famous Japanese dish of miso soup
6 Minutes • Audio
7
Top 10 Japanese Foods: Rāmen
Learn about ramen, the popular Japanese noodle dish
7 Minutes • Audio
8
Top 10 Japanese Foods: Nattō
Learn about the Japanese food natto
8 Minutes • Audio
9
Top 10 Japanese Foods: Sukiyaki
Learn about sukiyaki, a popular Japanese hot-pot dish
7 Minutes • Audio
10
Top 10 Japanese Foods: Manjū and Senbei
Learn about two famous Japanese snacks, manjū and senbei
7 Minutes • Audio
11
A Japanese Business Presentation
Listen to a business presentation
3 Minutes • Video
12
Getting a Gym Membership in Japan
Listen to a conversation about a gym membership
4 Minutes • Video
13
At a Printing Company in Japan
Listen to a conversation about getting a brochure printed
3 Minutes • Video
14
Reserving Tickets to a Play in Japanese
Listen to a conversation about reserving tickets for a play
3 Minutes • Video
15
Preparing For a Japanese Business Meeting
Listen to a conversation about an upcoming business meeting
3 Minutes • Video
16
Top 10 Japanese Historical Figures: Prince Shōtoku
Learn about Prince Shōtoku, a famous Japanese historical figure
6 Minutes • Audio
17
Top 10 Japanese Historical Figures: Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Learn about today's Japanese leaders
8 Minutes • Audio
18
Top 10 Japanese Historical Figures: Takeda Shingen
Learn about Takeda Shingen, a Japanese military commander
7 Minutes • Audio
19
Top 10 Japanese Historical Figures: Nobunaga Oda
Learn about Nobunaga Oda, a Japanese historical figure well known for his abilities as well as his temper
8 Minutes • Audio
20
Top 10 Japanese Historical Figures: Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Learn about Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a famous Japanese historical figure
8 Minutes • Audio
21
Top 10 Japanese Historical Figures: Ieyasu Tokugawa
Learn about Ieyasu Tokugawa, one of the great Japanese leaders of the Warring States period in Japan
10 Minutes • Audio
22
Top 10 Japanese Historical Figures: Yoshinobu Tokugawa
Learn about Japan's famous last shogun, Yoshinobu Tokugawa
8 Minutes • Audio
23
Top 10 Japanese Historical Figures: Takamori Saigō
Learn about Takamori Saigō, a famous figure in Japanese history
10 Minutes • Audio
24
Top 10 Japanese Historical Figures: Yukichi Fukuzawa
Learn about Yukichi Fukuzawa, a famous figure history
8 Minutes • Audio
25
Top 10 Japanese Historical Figures: Hideyo Noguchi
Learn about Hideyo Noguchi, an important Japanese scholar
8 Minutes • Audio
26
Deciding on a Hotel in Japan
Listen to a conversation about choosing a hotel
4 Minutes • Video
27
Setting up a Meeting Room in Japan
Listen to a conversation about arranging furniture in a meeting room
3 Minutes • Video
28
Ordering Office Supplies in Japanese
Listen to a conversation about ordering office supplies
3 Minutes • Video
29
Getting to the Airport in Japan
Listen to a conversation about getting to the airport
3 Minutes • Video
30
Talking to a Supplier in Japanese
Listen to a conversation about ordering sweaters from a supplier
3 Minutes • Video
31
Japanese Tourist Spots - Hokkaido
Learn about a tourist destination in Hokkaidō called Shiretoko
2 Minutes • Audio
32
Japanese Tourist Spots - Aomori
Learn about the Japanese tourist destination called Aomori
2 Minutes • Audio
33
Japanese Tourist Spots - Miyagi
Learn about a Japanese tourist location situated in the Miyagi prefecture
2 Minutes • Audio
34
Japanese Tourist Spots - Tokyo
Learn about one of the newest landmarks in Tokyo, Japan: the Tokyo Sky Tree
3 Minutes • Audio
35
Japanese Tourist Spots-Yamanashi and Shizuoka
Learn about the highest mountain peak in Japan, Mt. Fuji
2 Minutes • Audio
36
Japanese Tourist Spots-Nagano
Learn about the Nagano Prefecture in Japan
3 Minutes • Audio
37
Japanese Tourist Spots-Nara
Learn about the Nara Prefecture in Japan
2 Minutes • Audio
38
Japanese Tourist Spots-Hiroshima
Learn about Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan
3 Minutes • Audio
39
Japanese Tourist Spots-Yamaguchi
Learn about Akiyoshido in the Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan
2 Minutes • Audio
40
Japanese Tourist Spots-Kagoshima
Learn about Kagoshima and the National Heritage Island, Yakushima, in Japan
3 Minutes • Audio
41
Going to the Library in Japan
Listen to a conversation about using a library
3 Minutes • Video
42
Choosing Travel Insurance in Japan
Listen to a conversation about choosing travel insurance
3 Minutes • Video
43
Discussing Survey Results in Japanese
Listen to a conversation about survey results
3 Minutes • Video
44
Giving Back to the Community in Japan
Listen to a conversation about volunteering
3 Minutes • Video
45
What's On These Shelves in Japan
Listen to a conversation set in a supermarket
3 Minutes • Video
46
Japanese Musicians - Hibari Misora
Learn about the person most often considered the national singer of Japan, Hibari Misora
3 Minutes • Audio
47
Japanese Musicians - Yazawa Eikichi
Learn about the Japanese rock singer that is nicknamed "Boss"
3 Minutes • Audio
48
Japanese Musicians - Imawano Kiyoshiro
Learn about the Japanese "King of Rock," Kiyoshiro Imawano
3 Minutes • Audio
49
Japanese Musicians - Southern All Stars
Learn about the Japanese band the Southern All Stars
3 Minutes • Audio
50
Japanese Musicians - Matsutōya Yumi
Learn about Japanese singer-songwriter Yumi Matsutoya
3 Minutes • Audio
51
Japanese Musicians - Nakajima Miyuki
Learn about Japanese musician Nakajima Miyuki
2 Minutes • Audio
52
Japanese Musicians - Ozaki Yutaka
Learn about Japanese musician Ozaki Yutaka
3 Minutes • Audio
53
Japanese Musicians - Dreams Come True
Learn about the Japanese band Dreams Come True
2 Minutes • Audio
54
Japanese Musicians - Utada Hikaru
Learn about the Japanese singer Hikaru Utada
2 Minutes • Audio
55
Japanese Musicians - Mr. Children
Learn about the Japanese band called Mr. Children
2 Minutes • Audio
56
New Year's Day
Learn all about New Year's Day in Japan and how it's celebrated
3 Minutes • Video
57
Coming of Age Day
Learn all about Coming of Age Day in Japan and how it's celebrated
3 Minutes • Video
58
Bean-Throwing Ceremony
Learn all about the end-of-winter Bean-Throwing Ceremony in Japan and how it's celebrated
4 Minutes • Video
59
National Foundation Day
Learn all about National Foundation Day in Japan and how it's celebrated
3 Minutes • Video
60
St. Valentine's Day
Learn all about St. Valentine's Day
3 Minutes • Video
61
Doll Festival
Learn all about the Doll Festival in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
62
White Day
Learn all about the White Day in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
63
Vernal Equinox Day and Higan
Learn all about the Vernal Equinox Day and Higan in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
64
School Graduation and Entrance Ceremony
Learn all about the School Graduation and Entrance Ceremony in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
65
Cherry Blossom Viewing Season
Learn all about the Cherry Blossom Viewing Season in Japan
4 Minutes • Video
66
Showa Day
Learn all about the Showa Day in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
67
Constitution Day
Learn all about the Constitution Day in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
68
Boys' Festival
Learn all about the Boys' Festival in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
69
Tanabata
Learn all about Tanabata in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
70
Obon
Learn all about Obon in Japan
4 Minutes • Video
71
Respect for the Aged Day
Learn all about the Respect for the Aged Day in Japan
4 Minutes • Video
72
Autumnal Equinox Day and Higan
Learn all about the Autumnal Equinox Day and Higan in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
73
Tsukimi
Learn all about the Tsukimi in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
74
Health and Sports Day
Learn all about the Health and Sports Day in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
75
Culture Day
Learn all about the Culture Day in Japan
4 Minutes • Video
76
Shichi-Go-San
Learn all about the Shichi-Go-San in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
77
Labor Thanksgiving Day
Learn all about the Labor Thanksgiving Day in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
78
Christmas
Learn all about Christmas in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
79
Year-End Party
Learn all about the Year-End Party in Japan
3 Minutes • Video
80
New Year's Eve
Learn all about New Year's Eve in Japan
3 Minutes • Video