Monthly Archives: December 2010

Yotsuba&/よつばと

Manga, or Japanese comics, is perhaps one of the most popular elements of the culture. Presented in an often-imitated style that is unique to Japan, they are also a lot more varied and widespread than their western counterparts. As opposed … Continue reading

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Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver

An important element of self-immersion in the early stages is using native media that you can still enjoy without knowing all (or even any) of the language. In order for this method to keep you going, the material has to … Continue reading

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Anki

The flashcard program Anki is a core element of my Japanese studies. For many people using the self-immersion technique for learning a language, this type of software is more or less a given part of their toolkit. It is an open-source (free) … Continue reading

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