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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

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Newbie #27 - What’s Your Issue?

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 09:30:02 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Today is the final installment of this Newbie series. Satoshi was in a coma and suffering from amnesia when the Hospital Director explained that he was actually a member of the PSIA, an elite Japanese intelligence agency. Today he is handed a cell phone for the first time. Who will he [...]

Newbie #26 - Japanese Action

Tue, 19 Jun 2007 09:30:27 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Satoshi woke up with amnesia from a year long coma and is slowly discovering things about himself, including the shocking fact that he is a spy in Japan’s elite PSIA. Today, the hospital director tries to contact the Shushō (Prime Minister) about this delicate situation. The mystery is getting more interesting. In [...]

Newbie #25 - Japanese Birthdays

Tue, 12 Jun 2007 11:00:43 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Last week, Satoshi realized he had amnesia. And now the hospital director is about to tell him some shocking news! You won’t want to miss this! This newbie Japanese lesson will take a look at the traditional Japanese Calendar so you can learn how to say your birthday in the official Japanese [...]

Newbie #24 - Be Polite!

Tue, 05 Jun 2007 09:30:18 +0000

Learn Japanese with! in last week’s episode, Satoshi awoke after being in a coma for a year. Today, he tries to introduce himself and realizes he has kioku sōshitsu - amnesia! Now there are many more unanswered questions as a mysterious man enters the scene. Maybe he can help? In this newbie Japanese lesson, learn [...]

Newbie #23 - Who, When and Why?

Mon, 28 May 2007 09:30:52 +0000

Learn Japanese with! For a year, Satoshi has been konsui jōtai (in a comatose state). Now that he’s awake, he has a lot of unanswered questions. Luckily a friendly nurse arrives to give him some answers. Listen as his incredible story unfolds in this newbie Japanese lesson. You’ll also learn how to use dare, itsu [...]

Newbie #22 - Where Are You Headed?

Mon, 21 May 2007 09:30:23 +0000

Learn Japanese with! If you want to go shopping in Tokyo, you’ll need today’s lesson! We’re going shopping in a depāto (department store) and will be asking where various departments are. This is essential Japanese for any newbie. You’ll master all the ways to ask how to get where you’re trying to go. And, there [...]

Newbie #21 - How Much Will You Spend in Japan?

Mon, 14 May 2007 09:30:26 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Ethel the Intrepid Gaijin is asking her Japanese friend, Suzuki-san, about the prices of food in Japan. We’ll take a look at using the combined particles de and wa to ask about the location where actions take place. In this newbie Japanese lesson, we’ll also take a look at numbers above 10. [...]

Newbie #20 - A Not So Golden Week

Mon, 07 May 2007 09:30:14 +0000

Learn Japanese with! A student catches up with his sensei (teacher) outside of class to ask what the week’s plan is. She responds with an answer he may not be so happy about. In this newbie Japanese lesson, we’ll take a look at the days of the week as well as Japanese words for “last [...]

Newbie #19 - What’s Lurking in the Shadows of Japan?

Mon, 30 Apr 2007 09:30:50 +0000

Learn Japanese with! This girl has a pasokon (computer), a terebi (TV) and all the things normal little girls have. But there’s something else lurking in her room, and we’re gonna find out what they are! In this newbie Japanese lesson, we’ll be reviewing the differences between iru and aru, which are used to say [...]

Newbie #18 - Where It’s At

Mon, 23 Apr 2007 09:30:44 +0000

Learn Japanese with!In today’s lesson, we’ll go to a honya-san - or book store. There’s a customer who was very moved by classic Japanese fairytale, Momotarō, maybe a little too moved. In this newbie Japanese lesson, we’ll also look at the ko-so-a-do series of demonstrative adjectives, which indicate the position of an item relative to [...]

Newbie #17 - Are You Too Late?

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 09:30:42 +0000

Learn Japanese with! The Takahashis still can’t find their missing daughter. Where could she be? Perhaps she’s decided to stay out way too late! In this newbie Japanese lesson, we’ll use standard phone greetings in Japanese and ask how late places are open using made. There’s a lot to learn in this Japanese lesson, so [...]

Newbie #16 - Here, There and Everywhere

Mon, 09 Apr 2007 09:30:37 +0000

Learn Japanese with! It’s getting late, and Tomoko hasn’t come home. Her parents are getting worried. Today, we’ll make a phone call in Japanese and find out if Tomoko is at her friend’s house. This newbie Japanese lesson features some important grammar points: koko (”here”), soko (”there”) and their polite forms. After listening, [...]

Newbie Lesson #18 - To Exist or Not to Exist

Mon, 02 Apr 2007 09:30:57 +0000

Learn Japanese with! In today’s lesson, our intrepid traveler, John, is looking for the rapidly vanishing kōshū denwa (pay phone). Let’s see if the sweet little old lady helps him find one! Check out this newbie Japanese lesson to master the grammar point ni aru, which is used to say where things are. Tune in [...]

Newbie Lesson #15 - When’s Your Birthday?

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 09:30:56 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Today we bring you a conversation between a husband and wife. Normally, a couple would speak very informally to each other at home, but today the husband is speaking very formally for some reason. Perhaps it has to do with today being his wife’s tanjoubi, or birthday? Tune in to this newbie [...]

Newbie Lesson #14 - Making the Grade

Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:30:10 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Today we’re making another visit to the classroom. Today’s seitotachi, or students, have been studying Swedish! The teacher asks how they like it, which leads to a bit of an argument, and what better for a rebuttal than turning the other’s words right around! That’s why today’s newbie Japanese lesson features the [...]