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Ultimate Video Getting Started
Get up and running with the basics of Japanese in this all-video learning path!
74 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Get up and running with the basics of Japanese in this all-video learning path!
74 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Lessons for Your Flight To Japan
How much Japanese can you learn in 135 minutes? A whole lot, actually.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
How much Japanese can you learn in 135 minutes? A whole lot, actually.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Connecting with Japanese-Speaking Family
A little bit of language can help you mesh with your Japanese-speaking in-laws or relatives.
13 Lessons Beginner
A little bit of language can help you mesh with your Japanese-speaking in-laws or relatives.
13 Lessons Beginner
1
Essential Japanese for Emergencies
Don't get caught in an emergency without these language skills!
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Don't get caught in an emergency without these language skills!
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Mastering Japanese: Level 1
Set a solid Japanese foundation with this path. For those aiming for complete mastery.
142 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Set a solid Japanese foundation with this path. For those aiming for complete mastery.
142 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Living in Japan
Living abroad isn't easy. These lessons will help you find your voice in a new country.
20 Lessons Beginner
Living abroad isn't easy. These lessons will help you find your voice in a new country.
20 Lessons Beginner
2
Using Correct Japanese at the Bank
If you're living in Japan you'll want a bank account. It's not hard to get started!
8 Lessons Beginner
If you're living in Japan you'll want a bank account. It's not hard to get started!
8 Lessons Beginner
2
Shopping in Japan
Going shopping is even more fun when you can converse with the staff in Japanese.
5 Lessons Beginner
Going shopping is even more fun when you can converse with the staff in Japanese.
5 Lessons Beginner
2
Talking with Your Japanese Partner
Communication is the cornerstone of a great relationship.
10 Lessons Beginner
Communication is the cornerstone of a great relationship.
10 Lessons Beginner
1
Get Motivated to Study Japanese
When you're feeling burnt out try these lessons to rekindle the flame!
15 Lessons Absolute Beginner
When you're feeling burnt out try these lessons to rekindle the flame!
15 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Discovering Your Roots
Learn about your Japanese ancestry with these cultural lessons.
11 Lessons Beginner
Learn about your Japanese ancestry with these cultural lessons.
11 Lessons Beginner
3
An Intermediate Japanese Lesson Review
A variety of intermediate lessons for learners reteurning to Japanese after an absence.
15 Lessons Intermediate
A variety of intermediate lessons for learners reteurning to Japanese after an absence.
15 Lessons Intermediate
2
Getting to Intermediate with Video
Level up your Japanese with this visual path. Learn culture, kanji, counters and much more.
64 Lessons Beginner
Level up your Japanese with this visual path. Learn culture, kanji, counters and much more.
64 Lessons Beginner
1
JLPT N5 Master Course
Prepare for N5, the first level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
118 Lessons • 16 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Prepare for N5, the first level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
118 Lessons • 16 Assignments Absolute Beginner
3
Making an Appointment in Japanese
Dentists, doctors, business contacts. Appointments are a necessity of modern life!
11 Lessons Intermediate
Dentists, doctors, business contacts. Appointments are a necessity of modern life!
11 Lessons Intermediate
1
Speaking Perfect Japanese at a Restaurant
Obliterate the language barrier between you and delicious Japanese food.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Obliterate the language barrier between you and delicious Japanese food.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
4
Flexing your Fluency
Now's the fun part! These lessons present native-speed Japanese in a safe environment.
80 Lessons Advanced
Now's the fun part! These lessons present native-speed Japanese in a safe environment.
80 Lessons Advanced
1
Using a Phone in Japan
Pick up the phone with confidence and fluency using these lessons.
14 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Pick up the phone with confidence and fluency using these lessons.
14 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Japanese Particles Explained
These tiny sounds (ga, ni, o, na, de, and so on) can make a huge difference!
26 Lessons Beginner
These tiny sounds (ga, ni, o, na, de, and so on) can make a huge difference!
26 Lessons Beginner
3
Mastering Upper Intermediate Grammar
Learn how to speak intelligent, nuanced Japanese with these lessons.
124 Lessons Intermediate
Learn how to speak intelligent, nuanced Japanese with these lessons.
124 Lessons Intermediate
3
An Introduction to Kansai Dialect
The Kansai region includes Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe and has its own culture and dialect.
7 Lessons Intermediate
The Kansai region includes Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe and has its own culture and dialect.
7 Lessons Intermediate
3
Doing Business in Japanese for Intermediate Learners
Build on your success in Japanese buisness with these intermediate lessons.
15 Lessons Intermediate
Build on your success in Japanese buisness with these intermediate lessons.
15 Lessons Intermediate
4
Doing Business in Japanese for Advanced Learners
Conduct business in Japanese through challenging lessons.
11 Lessons Advanced
Conduct business in Japanese through challenging lessons.
11 Lessons Advanced
1
Talking about Habits and Daily Routines
Talking abour daily schedule is an important skill and it's easy to get started.
8 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Talking abour daily schedule is an important skill and it's easy to get started.
8 Lessons Absolute Beginner
3
Expressing Opinions and Discussion
Practice how to express your opinions and to discuss intermediate topics.
14 Lessons Intermediate
Practice how to express your opinions and to discuss intermediate topics.
14 Lessons Intermediate
2
JLPT N4 Master Course
N5 is in the rear-view mirror. Take the next step with our JLPT N4 course.
116 Lessons • 22 Assignments Beginner
N5 is in the rear-view mirror. Take the next step with our JLPT N4 course.
116 Lessons • 22 Assignments Beginner
1
Classic JPod101: Culture Class
Take a journey through Japan with this assortment of cultural points, tips and insight.
63 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Take a journey through Japan with this assortment of cultural points, tips and insight.
63 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Starting to Learn Japanese: Basic Bootcamp
Learn how to introduce yourself and how to ask questions.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn how to introduce yourself and how to ask questions.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Culture Class: Holidays in Japan
Get up-to-speed on the most common holidays in Japan.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Get up-to-speed on the most common holidays in Japan.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Talking Japanese Culture: Top 5s
What are the top 5 sushi items? Pop culture icons? Learn these and more.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
What are the top 5 sushi items? Pop culture icons? Learn these and more.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Culture Class: Japanese Superstitions and Beliefs
Why is it lucky to dream of a white snake? Learn this and many more superstitions.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Why is it lucky to dream of a white snake? Learn this and many more superstitions.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Culture Class: News and Current Events in Japan
Learn about current events and news in Japan in this English collection for beginners.
23 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn about current events and news in Japan in this English collection for beginners.
23 Lessons Absolute Beginner
4
New
News and Current Topics in Japan
Catch up with the latest from Japan while building your listening skills and vocabulary.
23 Lessons Advanced
Catch up with the latest from Japan while building your listening skills and vocabulary.
23 Lessons Advanced
4
New
Japanese Business Customs and Language
Solidify your Japanese business skills in this 100% Japanese audio pathway.
10 Lessons Advanced
Solidify your Japanese business skills in this 100% Japanese audio pathway.
10 Lessons Advanced
2
Getting Started with Keigo: Upper Beginner
Keigo is humble and honorific language used in Japanese to show respect.
25 Lessons Beginner
Keigo is humble and honorific language used in Japanese to show respect.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
Before You Move to Japan: Lower Beginner
Follow the story of Ken and Emily, two Australians living and working in Japan.
25 Lessons Beginner
Follow the story of Ken and Emily, two Australians living and working in Japan.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
Day-to-Day Work and Play: Lower Beginner
Follow David, John, and Mr. Tanaka as they go about their daily lives in Japan.
25 Lessons Beginner
Follow David, John, and Mr. Tanaka as they go about their daily lives in Japan.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
Business Japanese for Beginners
Harness the power of formality levels in Japanese to boost your professional career.
25 Lessons Beginner
Harness the power of formality levels in Japanese to boost your professional career.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
Must-Know Japanese Social Media Phrases
Social media Japanese follows its own rules. Learn to post like a native with these lessons.
25 Lessons Beginner
Social media Japanese follows its own rules. Learn to post like a native with these lessons.
25 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Must-Know Japanese Sentence Structures
Learn the most common Japanese sentence structures.
48 Lessons Beginner
Learn the most common Japanese sentence structures.
48 Lessons Beginner
2
Top 400 Activities: Daily Routines in Japanese
They're not flashy, but they're the nouns and verbs you'll use every day. Learn them now!
10 Lessons Beginner
They're not flashy, but they're the nouns and verbs you'll use every day. Learn them now!
10 Lessons Beginner
3
Introduction to Yojijukugo
Learn about Yojijukugo, four-character compound words and idioms.
25 Lessons Intermediate
Learn about Yojijukugo, four-character compound words and idioms.
25 Lessons Intermediate
3
Ultimate Japanese Onomatopoeia Guide
Onomatopoeia is much more important in Japanese than English. Get up to speed!
25 Lessons Intermediate
Onomatopoeia is much more important in Japanese than English. Get up to speed!
25 Lessons Intermediate
1
Particles
Learn one of the most essential components of Japanese grammar with this Japanese Particles Series! Understanding Japanese particles are essential to mastering the language, but they also present a big challenge for many students. Listen to this 25-lesson series to review and perfect your knowledge of particles.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn one of the most essential components of Japanese grammar with this Japanese Particles Series! Understanding Japanese particles are essential to mastering the language, but they also present a big challenge for many students. Listen to this 25-lesson series to review and perfect your knowledge of particles.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
5
Traditional Japanese Songs
Hear and learn about the classic songs which every Japanese person knows.
10 Lessons Bonus
Hear and learn about the classic songs which every Japanese person knows.
10 Lessons Bonus
5
Prototype Lessons
7 Lessons Bonus
7 Lessons Bonus
5
New
Inner Circle
This monthly, no-holds-barred pathway gives you tried and tested learning methods.
58 Lessons Bonus
This monthly, no-holds-barred pathway gives you tried and tested learning methods.
58 Lessons Bonus
5
New
Japanese Vocab Builder
Quickly and efficiently build your Japanese vocabulary with these themed lessons.
151 Lessons Bonus
Quickly and efficiently build your Japanese vocabulary with these themed lessons.
151 Lessons Bonus
3
Classic JPod101: Intermediate S1
Follow the story of four graduate students in Japan and learn intermediate Japanese.
85 Lessons Intermediate
Follow the story of four graduate students in Japan and learn intermediate Japanese.
85 Lessons Intermediate
3
Classic JPod101: Lower Intermediate S1
In this classic series from 2006, you will learn complex Japanese grammar structures.
55 Lessons Intermediate
In this classic series from 2006, you will learn complex Japanese grammar structures.
55 Lessons Intermediate
3
Japanese for Everyday Life
Get the skills you'll need to live in Japan with this helpful and pragmatic collection.
25 Lessons Intermediate
Get the skills you'll need to live in Japan with this helpful and pragmatic collection.
25 Lessons Intermediate
1
Classic JPod101: Newbie S1
Peter, Yoshi and Chigusa teach you basic Japanese in this classic series from 2006.
27 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Peter, Yoshi and Chigusa teach you basic Japanese in this classic series from 2006.
27 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Study in Japan: Situational Japanese
Follow Lori, an American student studying in Japan, as you learn situation-based Japanese.
50 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Follow Lori, an American student studying in Japan, as you learn situation-based Japanese.
50 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Speaking Informal Japanese
Follow Kent and his cousin's family in Japan. You'll learn about informal Japanese.
26 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Follow Kent and his cousin's family in Japan. You'll learn about informal Japanese.
26 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Culture Class: Essential Japanese Vocabulary
Let Japanese culture be your guide as you build up essential vocabulary and phrases.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Let Japanese culture be your guide as you build up essential vocabulary and phrases.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Top 25 Questions You Need to Know
What's your name? Where are you from? Learn how to answer these common questions.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
What's your name? Where are you from? Learn how to answer these common questions.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Introduction to Japanese
5 lessons, 31 minutes. Your quick-start guide to the absolute basics of Japanese.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
5 lessons, 31 minutes. Your quick-start guide to the absolute basics of Japanese.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Introduction to Japanese Kanji
Kanji get a reputation for being scary, but Risa will teach you the secret of using radicals to unlock Kanji mastery.
21 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Kanji get a reputation for being scary, but Risa will teach you the secret of using radicals to unlock Kanji mastery.
21 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
How to Write in Japanese: Hiragana and Katakana
Learn all of the Hiragana and Katakana characters and how to write them.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn all of the Hiragana and Katakana characters and how to write them.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
5
New
News
New lesson series, crucial site updates, hot new features, site promotions, and more.
324 Lessons Bonus
New lesson series, crucial site updates, hot new features, site promotions, and more.
324 Lessons Bonus
1
Classic JPod101: Kantan Kana
Reading and writing Japanese isn't difficult. Chihiro will teach you how.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Reading and writing Japanese isn't difficult. Chihiro will teach you how.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Classic JPod101: Kanji Videos with Hiroko
In this classic video series, Hiroko introduces kanji with fun mnemonics.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
In this classic video series, Hiroko introduces kanji with fun mnemonics.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Classic JPod101: Basic Japanese with Hiroko
Learn self introductions, greetings, numbers and more with Hiroko.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn self introductions, greetings, numbers and more with Hiroko.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Classic JPod101: Japanese Body Language and Gestures
If you think language is just about words, think again.
8 Lessons Absolute Beginner
If you think language is just about words, think again.
8 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Visual Japanese Grammar Bank
Break down nitty gritty Japanese grammar in an easy to understand format.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Break down nitty gritty Japanese grammar in an easy to understand format.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Ultimate Japanese Pronunciation Guide
By focusing on the sounds which don't exist in English, you'll master pronunciation fast!
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
By focusing on the sounds which don't exist in English, you'll master pronunciation fast!
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Innovative Japanese
Follow Mark Taggart and his family as they get situated into their new life in Japan.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Follow Mark Taggart and his family as they get situated into their new life in Japan.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Japanese Questions Answered by Hiroko
Hiroko answers your most commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand format.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Hiroko answers your most commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand format.
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Absolute Beginner Japanese for Every Day
In this fast-paced and fun series you'll learn the most popular Japanese phrases.
81 Lessons Absolute Beginner
In this fast-paced and fun series you'll learn the most popular Japanese phrases.
81 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Innovative Japanese Culture
Learn about Japanese cultural behavior with helpful animated explanations.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Learn about Japanese cultural behavior with helpful animated explanations.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Reading Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
Japanese Culture with Risa
Join our teacher Risa as she takes you around Japan.
51 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Join our teacher Risa as she takes you around Japan.
51 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Top Japanese Superstitions and Beliefs
Risa explains some of the most well-known Japanese superstitions and beliefs.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Risa explains some of the most well-known Japanese superstitions and beliefs.
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Everyday Kanji
Learn useful everyday kanji with pictures that show the characters used in daily life in Japan.
21 Lessons Beginner
Learn useful everyday kanji with pictures that show the characters used in daily life in Japan.
21 Lessons Beginner
2
Introduction to Japanese Counters
Natsuko and Alisha will demystify some must-know Japanese counters.
15 Lessons Beginner
Natsuko and Alisha will demystify some must-know Japanese counters.
15 Lessons Beginner
2
Words of the Week with Risa for Beginners
These fun, bite-sized lessons will get you speaking Japanese in no time!
25 Lessons Beginner
These fun, bite-sized lessons will get you speaking Japanese in no time!
25 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Reading Comprehension for Beginners
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
7 Lessons Beginner
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
7 Lessons Beginner
2
Japanese Children's Songs
Japanese music videos with subtitles and translations so you can easily follow along.
7 Lessons Beginner
Japanese music videos with subtitles and translations so you can easily follow along.
7 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Ask Risa: Your Questions Answered
Get the answers to the questions you've always wanted to ask Risa!
22 Lessons Beginner
Get the answers to the questions you've always wanted to ask Risa!
22 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Quick & Easy Japanese Review for Beginners
You may have forgotten some of these words and phrases. Brush up now!
8 Lessons Beginner
You may have forgotten some of these words and phrases. Brush up now!
8 Lessons Beginner
3
Classic JPod101: Journey Through Japan
Take a deep dive through Japan in these fun cultural lessons.
3 Lessons Intermediate
Take a deep dive through Japan in these fun cultural lessons.
3 Lessons Intermediate
3
Classic JPod101: iLove J-Drama
JapanesePod101.com Productions proudly presents iLove - a 21st century Japanese drama about a girl who appears on a podcast to make a pitch for the ONE. Largely based on the Japanese grammar, vocabulary and expressions covered to date by JapanesePod1
8 Lessons Intermediate
JapanesePod101.com Productions proudly presents iLove - a 21st century Japanese drama about a girl who appears on a podcast to make a pitch for the ONE. Largely based on the Japanese grammar, vocabulary and expressions covered to date by JapanesePod1
8 Lessons Intermediate
3
Learning Japanese through Posters
Every Japanese poster is an opportunity to study.
2 Lessons Intermediate
Every Japanese poster is an opportunity to study.
2 Lessons Intermediate
3
Must-Know Japanese Holiday Words
Risa introduces the vocabulary and customs of many popular holidays in Japan.
17 Lessons Intermediate
Risa introduces the vocabulary and customs of many popular holidays in Japan.
17 Lessons Intermediate
3
Words of the Week with Risa for Intermediate Learners
These fun, bite-sized lessons will get you speaking Japanese in no time!
25 Lessons Intermediate
These fun, bite-sized lessons will get you speaking Japanese in no time!
25 Lessons Intermediate
3
New
Reading Comprehension for Intermediate Learners
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
5 Lessons Intermediate
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
5 Lessons Intermediate
3
Japanese Questions Answered by Hiroko
Hiroko answers your most commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand format.
25 Lessons Intermediate
Hiroko answers your most commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand format.
25 Lessons Intermediate
4
Culture Class: Japanese Holidays
In this video series (Risa's first!) you'll learn about major Japanese holidays.
25 Lessons Advanced
In this video series (Risa's first!) you'll learn about major Japanese holidays.
25 Lessons Advanced
4
New
Reading Comprehension for Advanced Learners
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
5 Lessons Advanced
Try your hand at reading real Japanese in context.
5 Lessons Advanced
1
New
Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
New
Listening Comprehension for Beginners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Beginner
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Beginner
3
New
Listening Comprehension for Intermediate Learners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Intermediate
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Intermediate
4
New
Listening Comprehension for Advanced Learners
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Advanced
Listen to the dialog, answer the question, then get a full breakdown.
20 Lessons Advanced
5
Bonus Footage
Bonus and "Just-for-Fun" JapnaesePod101 video lessons!
26 Lessons Bonus
Bonus and "Just-for-Fun" JapnaesePod101 video lessons!
26 Lessons Bonus
3
JLPT N3 Master Course
This pathway will help you pass the JLPT N3 test.
124 Lessons • 29 Assignments Intermediate
This pathway will help you pass the JLPT N3 test.
124 Lessons • 29 Assignments Intermediate
3
JLPT N2 Master Course
Those who pass the JLPT N2 test are considered fluent enough to study in Japan.
104 Lessons • 24 Assignments Intermediate
Those who pass the JLPT N2 test are considered fluent enough to study in Japan.
104 Lessons • 24 Assignments Intermediate
1
Conversational Japanese for Absolute Beginners
Friends, family, colleagues or strangers. Learn to speak with all of them with this collection.
50 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Friends, family, colleagues or strangers. Learn to speak with all of them with this collection.
50 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Nihongo Dojo: Absolute Beginner
The Nihongo Dojo will take you all the way to Intermediate Japanese. Suit up and get started now!
50 Lessons Absolute Beginner
The Nihongo Dojo will take you all the way to Intermediate Japanese. Suit up and get started now!
50 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Before You Travel: Survival Phrases
Don't waste your time! Get the most language in the shortest time with these survival phrases.
100 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Don't waste your time! Get the most language in the shortest time with these survival phrases.
100 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Classic JPod101: Beginner S1-3
Our first lessons ever! Take a trip down memory lane with these 250(!) lessons.
251 Lessons Beginner
Our first lessons ever! Take a trip down memory lane with these 250(!) lessons.
251 Lessons Beginner
3
The Path to Advanced Japanese
Get from Intermediate to Advanced! Formally Lower Intermediate season 2 - 6.
126 Lessons Intermediate
Get from Intermediate to Advanced! Formally Lower Intermediate season 2 - 6.
126 Lessons Intermediate
4
Classic JPod101: Advanced Audio Blog
An eclectic batch of Japanese topics and Miki's blog can be found here.
143 Lessons Advanced
An eclectic batch of Japanese topics and Miki's blog can be found here.
143 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Authors
Natsume Soseki, Dazai Osamu, Miyazawa Kenji, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Natsume Soseki, Dazai Osamu, Miyazawa Kenji, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Songs
Natsu no Omoide, Furusato, Usagi to Kame, and more.
11 Lessons Advanced
Natsu no Omoide, Furusato, Usagi to Kame, and more.
11 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Holidays
Tanabata, Shichi-Go-San, Hinamatsuri, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Tanabata, Shichi-Go-San, Hinamatsuri, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Foods
Tempura, Sushi, Natto, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Tempura, Sushi, Natto, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Historical Figures
Oda Nobunaga, Saigo Takamori, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Oda Nobunaga, Saigo Takamori, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Tourist Destinations
Hokkaido, Nagano, Hiroshima, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Hokkaido, Nagano, Hiroshima, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 10 Japanese Musicians
Eikichi Yazawa, Hikaru Utada, Mr. Children, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
Eikichi Yazawa, Hikaru Utada, Mr. Children, and more.
10 Lessons Advanced
4
Top 5 Japanese Artists
Basho, Sesshu, Sharaku Toshusai, and more.
5 Lessons Advanced
Basho, Sesshu, Sharaku Toshusai, and more.
5 Lessons Advanced
2
Nihongo Dojo: Beginner
The Nihongo Dojo will take you all the way to Intermediate Japanese. Continue your training!
100 Lessons Beginner
The Nihongo Dojo will take you all the way to Intermediate Japanese. Continue your training!
100 Lessons Beginner
3
Sights and Sounds of Japanese
Lessons based on pictures we took around Tokyo
25 Lessons Intermediate
Lessons based on pictures we took around Tokyo
25 Lessons Intermediate
3
Scary Stories in Japanese
Following the 百物語怪談 (100 Ghost Stories) tradition, we'll tell some scary stories.
8 Lessons Intermediate
Following the 百物語怪談 (100 Ghost Stories) tradition, we'll tell some scary stories.
8 Lessons Intermediate
5
Throwback Thursday
Every Thursday we revisit a classic lesson from our archives.
449 Lessons Bonus
Every Thursday we revisit a classic lesson from our archives.
449 Lessons Bonus
5
Video News
Get the latest JapanesePod101.com news with video.
19 Lessons Bonus
Get the latest JapanesePod101.com news with video.
19 Lessons Bonus
1
Japanese Conversations with Animation
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
6 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
6 Lessons Absolute Beginner
5
Kanji Time
Review and build up your Japanese Kanji knowledge.
38 Lessons Bonus
Review and build up your Japanese Kanji knowledge.
38 Lessons Bonus
2
Japanese Conversations with Animation
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
5 Lessons Beginner
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
5 Lessons Beginner
3
Learn Japanese Conversations with Animation — Intermediate
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
5 Lessons Intermediate
Get a taste of real Japanese conversation with these short animations.
5 Lessons Intermediate
2
Extensive Reading in Japanese for Beginners — Classic
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
3 Lessons Beginner
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
3 Lessons Beginner
1
Extensive Reading in Japanese — Classic
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
New
An Integrated Guide, Unit 1-1: Self-Introduction
14 Lessons • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
14 Lessons • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
New
Introduction to Business Culture
Want to learn about Japanese business culture and language related to the business world? Then this is the introductory course for you! You’ll learn about the culture in English, and you’ll even learn key vocabulary along the way.
13 Lessons • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Want to learn about Japanese business culture and language related to the business world? Then this is the introductory course for you! You’ll learn about the culture in English, and you’ll even learn key vocabulary along the way.
13 Lessons • 3 Assignments Absolute Beginner
2
Japanese Tongue-Twister Challenge
Learn Japanese tongue twisters with this series, keep practicing them to increase speed and improve clarity. Use the tongue twisters to perfect your Japanese pronunciation.
2 Lessons Beginner
Learn Japanese tongue twisters with this series, keep practicing them to increase speed and improve clarity. Use the tongue twisters to perfect your Japanese pronunciation.
2 Lessons Beginner
2
New
Ultimate Japanese Particle Guide
You will master the most common beginner-level particles to perfect your Japanese.
12 Lessons Beginner
You will master the most common beginner-level particles to perfect your Japanese.
12 Lessons Beginner
3
Extensive Reading in Japanese for Intermediate Learners
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
5 Lessons Intermediate
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
5 Lessons Intermediate
1
New
Extensive Reading in Japanese for Absolute Beginners
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
New
Extensive Reading in Japanese for Beginners
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
10 Lessons Beginner
Break into reading Japanese with these fun miniature books.
10 Lessons Beginner
1
New
Gengo Japanese: How to Master Conversational Japanese
These 42-lessons will teach you basic Japanese grammar, expressions, and vocabulary.
42 Lessons • 1 Assignment Absolute Beginner
These 42-lessons will teach you basic Japanese grammar, expressions, and vocabulary.
42 Lessons • 1 Assignment Absolute Beginner
2
Gengo Japanese Unit 1 -- Supplementary Pathway
This is a supplementary pathway that is designed to be studied in conjunction with the Gengo Japanese Unit 1 pathway.
4 Lessons Beginner
This is a supplementary pathway that is designed to be studied in conjunction with the Gengo Japanese Unit 1 pathway.
4 Lessons Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 1
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 1
3 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 1
3 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 2
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 2
5 Lessons • 9 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 2
5 Lessons • 9 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 3
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 3
3 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 3
3 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 5
Suggested Learning path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 5
5 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 5
5 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 6
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 6
2 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 6
2 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 7
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 7
3 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 7
3 Lessons • 5 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 8
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 8
5 Lessons • 9 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 8
5 Lessons • 9 Assignments Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 9
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 9
5 Lessons • 9 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 9
5 Lessons • 9 Assignments Beginner
1
Middle School Program 3-1: Conversation
You'll learn how to ask and tell the time, ask about prices, talk about past actions, invite someone to do something, and more!
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
You'll learn how to ask and tell the time, ask about prices, talk about past actions, invite someone to do something, and more!
10 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
Middle School Program 2-2: Culture
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
5 Lessons Absolute Beginner
1
High School Program 4-2: How to Answer Basic Questions
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
25 Lessons Absolute Beginner
2
Japanese Grammar Made Easy
We'll give you the key to mastering beginner-level rules.
2 Lessons Beginner
We'll give you the key to mastering beginner-level rules.
2 Lessons Beginner
3
Learn Japanese with Songs
Learn Japanese through fun and catchy songs.
6 Lessons Intermediate
Learn Japanese through fun and catchy songs.
6 Lessons Intermediate
1
Reading & Writing Kana - Hiragana Unit 1
Lessons and assignments for the first half of the Hiragana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Lessons and assignments for the first half of the Hiragana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
Reading & Writing Kana - Hiragana Unit 2
Lessons and assignments for the second half of the Hiragana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Lessons and assignments for the second half of the Hiragana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
Reading & Writing Kana - Katakana Unit 1
Lessons and assignments for the first half of the Katakana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Lessons and assignments for the first half of the Katakana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
1
Reading & Writing Kana - Katakana Unit 2
Lessons and assigments for the second half of the Katakana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
Lessons and assigments for the second half of the Katakana chart.
5 Lessons • 10 Assignments Absolute Beginner
2
Gengo Unit 1 — Week 4
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 4
4 Lessons • 3 Assignments Beginner
Suggested Learning Path for Gengo Unit 1 — Week 4
4 Lessons • 3 Assignments Beginner
1
Visual Vocab Quiz: Learn with Picture
This pathway will test your vocabulary knowledge.
25 Lessons • 5 Assignments Absolute Beginner
This pathway will test your vocabulary knowledge.
25 Lessons • 5 Assignments Absolute Beginner
5
Monthly Review Video
Discover the newest learning strategies and study tools.
2 Lessons Bonus
Discover the newest learning strategies and study tools.
2 Lessons Bonus
1
Introduction
This short series is comprised of three informative lessons designed to introduce the listener to JapanesePod101.com's winning teaching formula, the result of months of feedback from our passionate community. Listeners learn important mealtime phrases, how to introduce oneself, and how to ask how somebody is.
3 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
This short series is comprised of three informative lessons designed to introduce the listener to JapanesePod101.com's winning teaching formula, the result of months of feedback from our passionate community. Listeners learn important mealtime phrases, how to introduce oneself, and how to ask how somebody is.
3 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
1
Japanese Culture Classes
In this series, you will learn all about Japanese Culture through these fun and informative lessons! Each lesson introduces and focuses on various aspects of the Japanese culture, presenting useful related vocabulary words, phrases, and even songs! Culture classes are conducted primarily in English and cover one topic per episode.
63 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
In this series, you will learn all about Japanese Culture through these fun and informative lessons! Each lesson introduces and focuses on various aspects of the Japanese culture, presenting useful related vocabulary words, phrases, and even songs! Culture classes are conducted primarily in English and cover one topic per episode.
63 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
1
All About
In this set of 15 lessons, you will learn all about the society and culture of Japan. These lessons are entirely in English and are for those who want to learn more about the Japanese language and the country where it is spoken.
15 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
In this set of 15 lessons, you will learn all about the society and culture of Japan. These lessons are entirely in English and are for those who want to learn more about the Japanese language and the country where it is spoken.
15 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
1
Basic Bootcamp
This 5-lesson mini series gives you a brief introduction to the Japanese language. You'll learn the very basics of grammar and vocabulary all in 5 compact lessons.
5 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
This 5-lesson mini series gives you a brief introduction to the Japanese language. You'll learn the very basics of grammar and vocabulary all in 5 compact lessons.
5 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
1
Culture Class: Holidays in Japan
In this Introduction series, you'll learn all about the top Japanese holidays and the traditions and history behind them! While these lessons are mostly in English, you will pick up key vocab, phrases, and cultural insights you won't find in a textbook. Join Becky and Risa as they guide you through in this 25-lesson series!
25 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
In this Introduction series, you'll learn all about the top Japanese holidays and the traditions and history behind them! While these lessons are mostly in English, you will pick up key vocab, phrases, and cultural insights you won't find in a textbook. Join Becky and Risa as they guide you through in this 25-lesson series!
25 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
1
Talking Japanese Culture
Want to learn more about Japanese culture? This 25-lesson series is taught in English and will bring you up to speed with the must-know aspects of the Land of the Rising Sun. However, you will learn key Japanese vocabulary along the way. This English-only culture series will cover everything from food, tourism, and travel to festivals, pop culture, sports, and much more.
25 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
Want to learn more about Japanese culture? This 25-lesson series is taught in English and will bring you up to speed with the must-know aspects of the Land of the Rising Sun. However, you will learn key Japanese vocabulary along the way. This English-only culture series will cover everything from food, tourism, and travel to festivals, pop culture, sports, and much more.
25 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
1
Culture Class: Japanese Superstitions and Beliefs
How much do you know about superstitions in Japan? This series will teach you everything you need to know about Japanese superstitions while teaching you new Japanese vocab along the way. You'll learn more about the culture of Japan and pick up a lot of new talking points as well – you'll never be stuck for things to say again!
5 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
How much do you know about superstitions in Japan? This series will teach you everything you need to know about Japanese superstitions while teaching you new Japanese vocab along the way. You'll learn more about the culture of Japan and pick up a lot of new talking points as well – you'll never be stuck for things to say again!
5 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
1
New
Culture Class: News and Current Events in Japan
Want to learn about current events and news in Japan? This is the audio course for you! In this series, we’ll introduce you to some of the most discussed news and topics in recent years in Japan. As this course is purely in English, it's meant for Beginners as a cultural supplement to your Japanese studies.
23 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
Want to learn about current events and news in Japan? This is the audio course for you! In this series, we’ll introduce you to some of the most discussed news and topics in recent years in Japan. As this course is purely in English, it's meant for Beginners as a cultural supplement to your Japanese studies.
23 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
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Advanced Audio Blog 1
The Advanced Audio Blog series provides you with an in-depth look into Japan, Japanese culture, and the life of a typical Japanese person. These lessons are entirely in Japanese and you can find transcripts in the first comment of each lesson. Season 1 consists of 109 audio blogs presented by Miki, a college student studying in Tokyo.
108 Lessons AdvancedClassic
The Advanced Audio Blog series provides you with an in-depth look into Japan, Japanese culture, and the life of a typical Japanese person. These lessons are entirely in Japanese and you can find transcripts in the first comment of each lesson. Season 1 consists of 109 audio blogs presented by Miki, a college student studying in Tokyo.
108 Lessons AdvancedClassic
4
Advanced Audio Blog 3
The Advanced Audio Blog series provides you with an in-depth look into Japan, Japanese culture, and the life of a typical Japanese person. These lessons are entirely in Japanese and you can find transcripts in the first comment of each lesson. Season 3 consists of 10 audio blogs presented by Mr. Takamura, our first male audio blogger who talks about his experiences with his background in event planning.
10 Lessons AdvancedClassic
The Advanced Audio Blog series provides you with an in-depth look into Japan, Japanese culture, and the life of a typical Japanese person. These lessons are entirely in Japanese and you can find transcripts in the first comment of each lesson. Season 3 consists of 10 audio blogs presented by Mr. Takamura, our first male audio blogger who talks about his experiences with his background in event planning.
10 Lessons AdvancedClassic
4
Advanced Audio Blog 2
The Advanced Audio Blog series provides you with an in-depth look into Japan, Japanese culture, and the life of a typical Japanese person. These lessons are entirely in Japanese and you can find transcripts in the first comment of each lesson. Season 2 consists of 25 audio blogs presented by Yuri. She'll cover topics such as Japanese fashion, the Kansai dialect, Japanese comedy, and more!
25 Lessons AdvancedClassic
The Advanced Audio Blog series provides you with an in-depth look into Japan, Japanese culture, and the life of a typical Japanese person. These lessons are entirely in Japanese and you can find transcripts in the first comment of each lesson. Season 2 consists of 25 audio blogs presented by Yuri. She'll cover topics such as Japanese fashion, the Kansai dialect, Japanese comedy, and more!
25 Lessons AdvancedClassic
4
Advanced Audio Blog 4
This Advanced Audio Blog series takes an in- depth look at famous Japanese authors, old Japanese songs, and Japanese holidays. These lessons are entirely in Japanese and you can find transcripts in the first comment of each lesson. Season 4 consists of 25 audio blogs with commentary after each one by Natsuko and Yuichi, and later by Jessi and Yuichi.
25 Lessons AdvancedClassic
This Advanced Audio Blog series takes an in- depth look at famous Japanese authors, old Japanese songs, and Japanese holidays. These lessons are entirely in Japanese and you can find transcripts in the first comment of each lesson. Season 4 consists of 25 audio blogs with commentary after each one by Natsuko and Yuichi, and later by Jessi and Yuichi.
25 Lessons AdvancedClassic
4
Advanced Audio Blog 5
This Advanced Audio Blog series takes an in- depth look at Japanese holidays, Japanese cuisine, and tourist destinations in Japan. These lessons are entirely in Japanese and you can find transcripts in the first comment of each lesson. Season 5 consists of 25 audio blogs with commentary after each one by Jessi and Yuichi.
25 Lessons AdvancedClassic
This Advanced Audio Blog series takes an in- depth look at Japanese holidays, Japanese cuisine, and tourist destinations in Japan. These lessons are entirely in Japanese and you can find transcripts in the first comment of each lesson. Season 5 consists of 25 audio blogs with commentary after each one by Jessi and Yuichi.
25 Lessons AdvancedClassic
4
Advanced Audio Blog 6
Season 6 of the Advanced Audio Blog series takes an in-depth look at Japanese tourist destinations, musicians, and artists. For the Advanced speaker, these lessons are entirely in Japanese and you can find transcripts in the PDF Lesson Notes and the first comment of each lesson.
25 Lessons AdvancedClassic
Season 6 of the Advanced Audio Blog series takes an in-depth look at Japanese tourist destinations, musicians, and artists. For the Advanced speaker, these lessons are entirely in Japanese and you can find transcripts in the PDF Lesson Notes and the first comment of each lesson.
25 Lessons AdvancedClassic
4
New
Advanced Audio Blog 7
Want improve your Japanese while learning about current events and news in Japan? This is the audio course for you! In this series, we’ll introduce you to some of the most discussed news and topics in recent years in Japan. As this course is purely in Japanese, it's meant for Advanced learners as a way to solidify comprehension skills, boost vocabulary and provide cultural insights.
23 Lessons AdvancedClassic
Want improve your Japanese while learning about current events and news in Japan? This is the audio course for you! In this series, we’ll introduce you to some of the most discussed news and topics in recent years in Japan. As this course is purely in Japanese, it's meant for Advanced learners as a way to solidify comprehension skills, boost vocabulary and provide cultural insights.
23 Lessons AdvancedClassic
4
New
Japanese Business Course: Customs, Culture and Language
Want to learn about Japanese business culture, customs and language related to the business world? This is the audio course for you! As this course is purely in Japanese, it's meant for Advanced learners as a way to solidify comprehension skills, boost vocabulary and provide cultural insights.
10 Lessons AdvancedClassic
Want to learn about Japanese business culture, customs and language related to the business world? This is the audio course for you! As this course is purely in Japanese, it's meant for Advanced learners as a way to solidify comprehension skills, boost vocabulary and provide cultural insights.
10 Lessons AdvancedClassic
2
Beginner Season 1
In this monster 170-lesson series, you will hear a variety of situational conversations between our cast of hosts and characters. This series is geared towards beginner level Japanese students ready to break out of the Absolute Beginner level. You will learn how to conjugate verbs into several different forms and how to use them in conversation. You'll also learn basic Japanese vocabulary and relevant cultural tips and insight. Both formal and informal Japanese is spoken.
170 Lessons BeginnerClassic
In this monster 170-lesson series, you will hear a variety of situational conversations between our cast of hosts and characters. This series is geared towards beginner level Japanese students ready to break out of the Absolute Beginner level. You will learn how to conjugate verbs into several different forms and how to use them in conversation. You'll also learn basic Japanese vocabulary and relevant cultural tips and insight. Both formal and informal Japanese is spoken.
170 Lessons BeginnerClassic
2
Beginner Season 2
This 56-lesson series fills in the blanks left after Season 1. In this season, you'll learn the formal and informal versions of verbs and adjectives, ultra-polite expressions and more! You'll also learn basic Japanese vocabulary and relevant cultural tips and insight. Both formal and informal Japanese is spoken.
56 Lessons BeginnerClassic
This 56-lesson series fills in the blanks left after Season 1. In this season, you'll learn the formal and informal versions of verbs and adjectives, ultra-polite expressions and more! You'll also learn basic Japanese vocabulary and relevant cultural tips and insight. Both formal and informal Japanese is spoken.
56 Lessons BeginnerClassic
2
Beginner Season 3
In this 25-lesson series, you'll review topics covered in Beginner Seasons 1 and 2 as well as learn new grammar topics and expressions. In this season, you'll learn a lot of grammar that has to do with of actions - completed actions, actions one can do, actions in progress, and much more! Both formal and informal Japanese is spoken.
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
In this 25-lesson series, you'll review topics covered in Beginner Seasons 1 and 2 as well as learn new grammar topics and expressions. In this season, you'll learn a lot of grammar that has to do with of actions - completed actions, actions one can do, actions in progress, and much more! Both formal and informal Japanese is spoken.
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
2
Beginner Season 4
This 50-lesson linear series is a continuation of the Newbie Level Nihongo-Dojo series. You will follow the story of Haruya, a professional Japanese boxer, and his girlfriend Miu. In this series, you'll learn how to give and receive gifts, ask and give opinions, make suggestions, and more! Throughout this series, you will hear both formal and informal Japanese and of course, learn relevant cultural insights you won't find in a textbook.
50 Lessons BeginnerClassic
This 50-lesson linear series is a continuation of the Newbie Level Nihongo-Dojo series. You will follow the story of Haruya, a professional Japanese boxer, and his girlfriend Miu. In this series, you'll learn how to give and receive gifts, ask and give opinions, make suggestions, and more! Throughout this series, you will hear both formal and informal Japanese and of course, learn relevant cultural insights you won't find in a textbook.
50 Lessons BeginnerClassic
2
Beginner Season 5
This 25-lesson series is a continuation of Beginner Season 4. You will hear about Haruya, the professional Japanese boxer and another young Japanese man, Shin, both introduced in Season 4. In this grammar-packed season, you'll learn how to express your thoughts and intentions, talk about possibility, make suggestions, and much more! Throughout this series, you will hear both formal and informal Japanese and of course, learn relevant cultural tips you won't find in a textbook.
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
This 25-lesson series is a continuation of Beginner Season 4. You will hear about Haruya, the professional Japanese boxer and another young Japanese man, Shin, both introduced in Season 4. In this grammar-packed season, you'll learn how to express your thoughts and intentions, talk about possibility, make suggestions, and much more! Throughout this series, you will hear both formal and informal Japanese and of course, learn relevant cultural tips you won't find in a textbook.
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
2
Beginner Season 6
This 25-lesson series is hosted by Naomi and Kat. You will follow the story of Josh, a student from New Zealand who is working in Japan and living with a host family. This season is a continuation of Newbie Seasons 2 & 3 and Beginner Seasons 4 & 5. In this season you'll learn how to speak polite Japanese (keigo), use the passive tense, make requests, and more.
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
This 25-lesson series is hosted by Naomi and Kat. You will follow the story of Josh, a student from New Zealand who is working in Japan and living with a host family. This season is a continuation of Newbie Seasons 2 & 3 and Beginner Seasons 4 & 5. In this season you'll learn how to speak polite Japanese (keigo), use the passive tense, make requests, and more.
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
2
Upper Beginner Season 1
This 25-lesson season is designed for students who are at the upper beginner/lower intermediate level. This series focuses on Japanese used in everyday announcements heard in Japan, with special emphasis on the keigo (honorific language) used, which means this series is also great for more advanced learners who want to brush up their keigo and listening comprehension.
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
This 25-lesson season is designed for students who are at the upper beginner/lower intermediate level. This series focuses on Japanese used in everyday announcements heard in Japan, with special emphasis on the keigo (honorific language) used, which means this series is also great for more advanced learners who want to brush up their keigo and listening comprehension.
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
2
Lower Beginner
If you're living or thinking of moving to Japan, this series was made with you in mind! In this 25-lesson series, you'll follow the story of Ken and Emily, two Australians living and working in Japan. Through their adventures, you'll learn useful expressions to use at a restaurant and on the phone, how to receive a complaint (and make one yourself!), polite phrases heard in shops, and more! Plus, we'll cover must-know Japanese cultural topics such as how to sort your garbage and omiyage culture!
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
If you're living or thinking of moving to Japan, this series was made with you in mind! In this 25-lesson series, you'll follow the story of Ken and Emily, two Australians living and working in Japan. Through their adventures, you'll learn useful expressions to use at a restaurant and on the phone, how to receive a complaint (and make one yourself!), polite phrases heard in shops, and more! Plus, we'll cover must-know Japanese cultural topics such as how to sort your garbage and omiyage culture!
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
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Lower Beginner Season 2
In Season 2 of this Lower Beginner Series, we will follow David, John, and Mr. Tanaka as they go about their daily lives in Japan. Whether they're visiting a friend's home, making plans for the weekend, or asking for directions, this 25-lesson series will teach you to understand and speak more Japanese! If you're a beginner, you will learn useful vocabulary and sentence patterns that you can start using as soon as you hear them.
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
In Season 2 of this Lower Beginner Series, we will follow David, John, and Mr. Tanaka as they go about their daily lives in Japan. Whether they're visiting a friend's home, making plans for the weekend, or asking for directions, this 25-lesson series will teach you to understand and speak more Japanese! If you're a beginner, you will learn useful vocabulary and sentence patterns that you can start using as soon as you hear them.
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
2
Business Japanese for Beginners
In this 25-lesson series, you will learn Business Japanese for Beginners. Japanese has varying levels of formality, so here, we cover polite conversation that you only use in professional settings, not among friends. You'll learn the right way to introduce yourself, the customs and traditions of doing business in Japanese, and much more. Join Natsuko and Eric and start speaking Japanese at a level most learners never reach!
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
In this 25-lesson series, you will learn Business Japanese for Beginners. Japanese has varying levels of formality, so here, we cover polite conversation that you only use in professional settings, not among friends. You'll learn the right way to introduce yourself, the customs and traditions of doing business in Japanese, and much more. Join Natsuko and Eric and start speaking Japanese at a level most learners never reach!
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
2
Must-Know Japanese Social Media Phrases
What are the Japanese phrases necessary for Social Media? You're about to find out! In this 25-lesson series, you'll learn how to make comments on popular social media channels – from catching up, asking what your friends are up to, posting your reactions, wishing them a happy birthday and much, much more.
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
What are the Japanese phrases necessary for Social Media? You're about to find out! In this 25-lesson series, you'll learn how to make comments on popular social media channels – from catching up, asking what your friends are up to, posting your reactions, wishing them a happy birthday and much, much more.
25 Lessons BeginnerClassic
2
New
Must-Know Japanese Sentence Structures
Can you make your own sentences in Japanese? With this grammar-focused series, you will be able to! You learn the most common Japanese sentence structures. This series will help you speak and express yourself better in Japanese simply by mastering these Japanese sentence structures. This series is perfect for beginners!
48 Lessons BeginnerClassic
Can you make your own sentences in Japanese? With this grammar-focused series, you will be able to! You learn the most common Japanese sentence structures. This series will help you speak and express yourself better in Japanese simply by mastering these Japanese sentence structures. This series is perfect for beginners!
48 Lessons BeginnerClassic
2
Top 400 Activities: Daily Routines in Japanese
In Everyday Japanese for Beginners - 400 Actions & Activities, you learn how to talk about your everyday life – from morning to night. Over the course of 10 lessons, you'll learn how to talk about 400 daily activities with these fast and fun lessons.
10 Lessons BeginnerClassic
In Everyday Japanese for Beginners - 400 Actions & Activities, you learn how to talk about your everyday life – from morning to night. Over the course of 10 lessons, you'll learn how to talk about 400 daily activities with these fast and fun lessons.
10 Lessons BeginnerClassic
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Extra Fun
These lessons are a bonus treat for all active Basic and Premium members. Here we take a break from the regular lesson format and just tell some stories. For example, during O-Bon, JapanesePod101.com revived an old Japanese tradition of telling ghost stories and released a series of 4 kaidans (horror stories). There's also the Sights and Sounds series that includes stories based around pictures we took around Tokyo! These lessons are for listeners of all levels. Listen and enjoy!
33 Lessons BonusClassic
These lessons are a bonus treat for all active Basic and Premium members. Here we take a break from the regular lesson format and just tell some stories. For example, during O-Bon, JapanesePod101.com revived an old Japanese tradition of telling ghost stories and released a series of 4 kaidans (horror stories). There's also the Sights and Sounds series that includes stories based around pictures we took around Tokyo! These lessons are for listeners of all levels. Listen and enjoy!
33 Lessons BonusClassic
3
Yojijukugo
In this 25-lesson series, you will learn all about Yojijukugo: Japanese 4 character compound words and idioms. Whether you're an advanced Japanese student or want to start learning Japanese today, this series is the perfect place to begin learning kanji or refine your use of kanji through these character compounds. Great for Japanese learners of all levels.
25 Lessons IntermediateClassic
In this 25-lesson series, you will learn all about Yojijukugo: Japanese 4 character compound words and idioms. Whether you're an advanced Japanese student or want to start learning Japanese today, this series is the perfect place to begin learning kanji or refine your use of kanji through these character compounds. Great for Japanese learners of all levels.
25 Lessons IntermediateClassic
3
Onomatopoeia
This 25-lesson series provides an in-depth introduction to the world of Japanese onomatopoeia (words that represent sounds and feelings). Japanese is filled with these types of words - master these and you will start sounding like a native. You'll learn about different types of Japanese onomatopoeia and how they are used. You'll find plenty of examples and information about working onomatopoeia into your Japanese vocabulary.
25 Lessons IntermediateClassic
This 25-lesson series provides an in-depth introduction to the world of Japanese onomatopoeia (words that represent sounds and feelings). Japanese is filled with these types of words - master these and you will start sounding like a native. You'll learn about different types of Japanese onomatopoeia and how they are used. You'll find plenty of examples and information about working onomatopoeia into your Japanese vocabulary.
25 Lessons IntermediateClassic
5
JLPT Season 1 – Old 4/New N5
This 6-lesson mini prep-course is geared towards students taking the old Level 4 (now N5) JLPT exam. We know the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, its structure, and what sort of questions will be on it. We'll get you ready with practice in Japanese vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and listening. You'll easily top the sixty percent needed for a passing grade. **This series was recorded before the new JLPT exam levels changed in 2010. This prep course now applies to the JLPT Level N5.
6 Lessons BonusClassic
This 6-lesson mini prep-course is geared towards students taking the old Level 4 (now N5) JLPT exam. We know the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, its structure, and what sort of questions will be on it. We'll get you ready with practice in Japanese vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and listening. You'll easily top the sixty percent needed for a passing grade. **This series was recorded before the new JLPT exam levels changed in 2010. This prep course now applies to the JLPT Level N5.
6 Lessons BonusClassic
5
JLPT Season 2 – New N4
This 12-lesson prep-course is geared towards students taking the new Level N4 JLPT exam. We know the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, its structure, and what sort of questions will be on it. We'll get you ready with practice in Japanese vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and listening. You'll easily top the sixty percent needed for a passing grade.
12 Lessons BonusClassic
This 12-lesson prep-course is geared towards students taking the new Level N4 JLPT exam. We know the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, its structure, and what sort of questions will be on it. We'll get you ready with practice in Japanese vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and listening. You'll easily top the sixty percent needed for a passing grade.
12 Lessons BonusClassic
5
JLPT Season 3 – New N3
This 13-lesson prep-course is geared towards students taking the new Level N3 JLPT exam. We know the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, its structure, and what sort of questions will be on it. We'll get you ready with practice in Japanese vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and listening. You'll easily top the sixty percent needed for a passing grade.
13 Lessons BonusClassic
This 13-lesson prep-course is geared towards students taking the new Level N3 JLPT exam. We know the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, its structure, and what sort of questions will be on it. We'll get you ready with practice in Japanese vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and listening. You'll easily top the sixty percent needed for a passing grade.
13 Lessons BonusClassic
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Particles
Learn one of the most essential components of Japanese grammar with this Japanese Particles Series! Understanding Japanese particles are essential to mastering the language, but they also present a big challenge for many students. Listen to this 25-lesson series to review and perfect your knowledge of particles.
25 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
Learn one of the most essential components of Japanese grammar with this Japanese Particles Series! Understanding Japanese particles are essential to mastering the language, but they also present a big challenge for many students. Listen to this 25-lesson series to review and perfect your knowledge of particles.
25 Lessons Absolute BeginnerClassic
5
Japanese Children’s Songs
Learn Japanese with Japanese Children's Songs! In this 10-lesson series, you'll listen to famous Japanese children's songs and learn grammar and vocabulary through analyzing the lyrics. You'll also learn the fascinating stories behind the songs themselves!
10 Lessons BonusClassic
Learn Japanese with Japanese Children's Songs! In this 10-lesson series, you'll listen to famous Japanese children's songs and learn grammar and vocabulary through analyzing the lyrics. You'll also learn the fascinating stories behind the songs themselves!
10 Lessons BonusClassic
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Prototype Lessons
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7 Lessons BonusClassic
Want to get access to never-before-seen, experimental language lessons? Take a look here. Leave a comment and let us know which ones you like best!
7 Lessons BonusClassic
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New
Inner Circle
Why do most language learners float around without making progress? And top learners... What are they doing differently? Welcome to the Inner Circle. It’s the monthly, no-holds barred newsletter giving you tried and tested learning methods, insider tips and strategies from experienced language learners. Exclusively for Inner CIrcle subscribers.
58 Lessons BonusClassic
Why do most language learners float around without making progress? And top learners... What are they doing differently? Welcome to the Inner Circle. It’s the monthly, no-holds barred newsletter giving you tried and tested learning methods, insider tips and strategies from experienced language learners. Exclusively for Inner CIrcle subscribers.
58 Lessons BonusClassic