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Japanese Vocab Builder #96 - Mother’s Day

Japanese Vocab Builder
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Our Japanese vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we've made it even better! In each lesson, you'll hear the Japanese words and phrases from the Japanese vocabulary lists. Join us for Japanese Vocab Builder! Click here to make your own flashcards using the vocab and phrases introduced in this lesson! Visit us at JapanesePod101.com, where you will find Japanese lesson notes and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are here!

Bonus Footage #11 - Harajuku’s Takeshita Street: The Kawaii District in Tokyo

Bonus Footage
In this video, you will learn about the focal point of Harajuku's teen culture, Takeshita Dori (Takeshita Street) and its side streets, which are lined with many trendy shops, fashion boutiques, used clothes stores, crepe stands and fast food outlets geared towards fashion- and trend-conscious teens. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there! To learn Japanese travel-related phrases and more click to Download "the Cheat Sheet"        

Newbie Lesson S2 #10 - Nihongo Dōjō - The Fortunes of Rain in Japan

Throwback Thursday
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! The shopkeepers in Japan are often very polite and generous to customers. Sometimes that might lead to problems. It's not a good idea to give away your friend's or your colleague's favorite 28,000 yen umbrella. But come to think of it, how do you know an umbrella costs 28,000 yen? How can you tell it from any other umbrella in Japan? Maybe the handle is made of gold? Or maybe the struts are silver? The covering might be silk brocade? In any case, be sure to keep an eye out for the fancy possessions of your friends, colleagues, and even yourself in Japan. You probably don't want to sit idly by in Japan while anyone gives away your friend's 28,000 yen umbrella! Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Newbie lesson will help you over the rough spots. You know, those situations when you've made a mistake or insulted someone or stepped on someone's foot in Japan. You must know how to apologize in Japanese. Just as in English, Japanese has a number of ways to say, "I'm sorry." You'll learn several in this lesson as well as when to use them. Some are extremely informal and others are extremely  formal You'll learn a lot about apologizing in Japanese in this lesson. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com where you will find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!

Japanese Business Course: Customs, Culture and Language #7 - The Job Hunt for New Japanese Graduates

Japanese Business Course: Customs, Culture and Language
Learn business Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Doing business in any new country is challenging, so you need every advantage you can get! This series, which is entirely in Japanese, will explain the meanings and cultural backgrounds of the phrases and expressions you'll encounter in the Japanese business world. You'll also gain a deeper understanding of the nuances of Japanese business culture. In this lesson, you'll learn about Job Hunting for New Graduates in Japan. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are there!

Japanese Vocab Builder #95 - Food - Ingredients

Japanese Vocab Builder
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Our Japanese vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we've made it even better! In each lesson, you'll hear the Japanese words and phrases from the Japanese vocabulary lists. Join us for Japanese Vocab Builder! Click here to make your own flashcards using the vocab and phrases introduced in this lesson! Visit us at JapanesePod101.com, where you will find Japanese lesson notes and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources. Leave us a message while you are here!