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Learn Japanese with Daily Podcasts from Tokyo Whether you are Japan-bound or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and cu

Published: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:30:00 +0000

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Audio Blog #108 - Avoiding the Japanese Beer Tax

Wed, 03 Dec 2008 09:30:00 +0000

Learn Japanese with! You might not believe how hard it can be to get an inexpensive beer in Japan. But, Miki’s here to tell us all about it. Better yet, she gives some tips about how to get around the problem! In this episode of Miki’s blog, learn about the cycle of high taxation on [...]

Audio Blog #107 - Secrets of Japanese Temples

Wed, 26 Nov 2008 09:30:00 +0000

Learn Japanese with! If you’re going to visit Japan, you’ve got to hear this episode of Miki’s blog. Japan is full of history, and there are a lot of places to visit. But, some are more steeped in history than others. One place you’ve got to see is Yakushiji temple, but there’s something about it [...]

Audio Blog #106 - The Emmergence of the Independent Japanese Woman

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 09:30:00 +0000

Learn Japanese with! In this episode of Miki’s blog, learn about Japan’s new woman! Many women who are married and have families still like to shop, eat or even vacation alone. This isn’t unusual in the U.S., but do you think it’s common in Japan? Miki teaches us all about o-hitorisama, or spiritually free women [...]

Audio Blog #105 - Japan’s Hidden Beauty

Wed, 12 Nov 2008 09:30:00 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Miki is blogging again! This time, she talks about Tokyo’s famous Mt. Takao and what you can find there. You’ll find that Mt. Takao is rich with plant and wildlife, but it’s at risk. Because a new road is being built, a tunnel is currently being constructed-right through the middle of [...]

Audio Blog #104 - Where to Find Real Japanese Ninjas!

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 09:30:00 +0000

Learn Japanese with! It’s time for another awesome episode of Miki’s blog. Have you ever been curious about Japanese ninjas? If you think they are just the stuff of movies, you’re wrong. They are very real, and did you know they could even walk on water? People are still fascinated with ninjas, so you [...]

Audio Blog #103 - Halloween in Japan?

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:30:00 +0000

In this episode of Miki’s blog, learn about the autumn tradition in Japan called Tsukimi, or “moon viewing.” Discover the Japanese version of “the man in the moon” and some ways that the tradition has influenced Japanese dishes. If you’re ever in Japan during autumn, you’ll be glad you listened to this blog! Download AudioDownload Lesson NotesDownload [...]

Audio Blog #102 - Toilets in Japan: Instructions Needed!

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 09:30:00 +0000

Learn Japanese with! If you will ever visit Japan, this is one episode of Miki’s blog you must hear! Did you know that Japan’s toilets are very different from those in the U.S.? In fact, some have lids that open and close automatically. As Miki explains, some of these toilets and the walls around [...]

Audio Blog #101 - Eating Right in Japan

Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:30:00 +0000

Learn Japanese with! In this episode of Miki’s blog, learn about the Japanese foods you need to be familiar with. As you know, Miki introduces us to important elements of Japanese culture. In this blog, she tells you all about obento, or Japanese boxed lunches. If you’ve ever been curious about miso soup, Japanese [...]

Audio Blog #100 - Lose Weight Fast!

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 09:30:00 +0000

Learn Japanese with This episode of Miki’s blog deals with some amazing inventions by housewives. Want to lose weight? All you need is a pair of the special slippers described in this blog! Invented by a housewife, they are designed to help you shed pounds and gain lovely, shapely legs. But, it doesn’t stop there. [...]

Audio Blog #99 - Nebuta Festival: A Festive Japanese Summer Tradition

Wed, 01 Oct 2008 09:30:00 +0000

Learn Japanese with In this Japanese audio blog, Miki talks about the Nebuta festival, a traditional summer event. Learn about the haneto dancers and other amazing details about the festival. This Japanese audio blog is a great way to learn about a popular Japanese tradition and some helpful vocabulary. Download AudioDownload Lesson NotesDownload Kanji Close-UpDownload [...]

Audio Blog #98 - Snowboard

Wed, 24 Sep 2008 09:30:25 +0000

Learn Japanese with Check out this episode of Miki’s blog to hear all about her recent snowboarding trip and learn some Japanese vocabulary in the process. She introduces some great words like mizore (hail) to talk about the weather on her trip. Also, you’ll get to hear the funny details about her second attempt [...]

Audio Blog #97 - An Unexpected Japanese Tradition

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:30:21 +0000

Learn Japanese with In every country, proud parents keep special tokens to celebrate the birth of a child. Some people keep locks of hair. Others keep their baby’s first tooth, marking an important milestone. In Japan, there is a surprising tradition that you might just find a little gross! This Audio Blog describes an unusual [...]

Audio Blog #96- Bathing Twice a Year

Wed, 10 Sep 2008 09:30:33 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Learn Japanese with immersion lessons in Japanese. Learning Japanese through immersing yourself in Japanese is one of the most effective ways to learn rapidly and tune your ear to the intonation and flow of the language. In these advanced Japanese lessons, we’ll cover Japanese culture and customs in a Japanese teaching environment. [...]

Audio Blog #95- Origami

Wed, 03 Sep 2008 09:30:32 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Chances are you’ve heard of the Japanese art of Origami. However, do you know the rich history behind Origami? Or how far this Japanese art dates back? In this lesson, Miki will teach us about the origin of origami, and Yuichi and Alisa will have a discussion in Japanese about their understanding [...]

Audio Blog #94 - The Beckoning Cat

Wed, 27 Aug 2008 09:30:54 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Have you heard the Japanese tale of the Beckoning Cat? While many people know of the Japanese Beckoning Cat, and what it stands for, very few know the story behind it. In this lesson, Miki will tell us all about this interesting tale. Impress your Japanese friends when you share the [...]