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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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Beginner Lesson #170 - Concert Ticket

Tue, 29 May 2007 09:30:57 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Congratulations, you’re no longer a beginner! You’ve come a long way from Lesson #1. That’s 170 Japanese Lessons! In today’s final lesson, we’ll listen to a boss who has a bizarre interest in Morning Musume, one of J-Pop’s biggest acts. We’ll look at how to use te [...]

Beginner Lesson #169 - Disaster Drill 2

Tue, 22 May 2007 09:30:32 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Last week the children learned about Oasis and what to do in an emergency. But today, two students’ disagreement turns into a disaster of its own! Today we’ll look at using the particle bakari (nothing but/only) and the phrase kuse ni (in spite of). After listening, stop [...]

Beginner Lesson #168 - Disaster Drill 1

Tue, 15 May 2007 09:30:41 +0000

Learn Japanese with! In Japan, being prepared for earthquakes is very important. Today the children are reviewing OASIS, the acronymn Japanese school children learn to remember what to do in a disaster. We’ll take a look at using baai to describe hypothetical situations. After listening, stop by and be [...]

Beginner Lesson #167 - Text Message Turmoil II

Tue, 08 May 2007 09:30:38 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Shiho & Mizuho return with part 2 of their conversation. This week, Shiho offers some questionable advice for her friend’s love troubles. In the lesson, we will be lesson we will be review mitai (looks like) and the tara conditional as well as tsumori da which [...]

Beginner Lesson #166 - Text Message Turmoil I

Tue, 01 May 2007 09:30:19 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Shiho’s best friend, Mizuho, is depressed because of serious love problems. It turns out Mizuho’s boyfriend has been reading her cell phone messages when she’s in the bath! We’ll take a look at using mitai to say ‘looks like,’ ’seems like,’ ‘i think that’ to find out [...]

Beginner Lesson # 165 - House of Horrors

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 09:30:20 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Today a father & daughter are going to an amusement park. Little Mihiro wants to try and take her daddy into the o-bake yashiki (haunted mansion), but daddy is afraid of ghosts! We’ll take a look at the very useful -te mitai form used to express things you [...]

Beginner Lesson #164 - Problem on the Pitch II

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 09:30:31 +0000

Learn Japanese with! It’s sokkā taimu (soccer time) again and another argument breaks about game strategy. Will the players start brawling or will they savor the sweet taste of bishu? — high grade sake & a metaphor for victory! We’ll also look at the -ba conditional, used here to set up “if-then” statements. After [...]

Beginner Lesson # 163 - Problem on the Pitch

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 09:30:31 +0000

Learn Japanese with! It’s sokkā taimu (soccer time) and an argument breaks about game strategy. Will the coach step in to smooth things out or will the players start brawling? We’ll also make complex sentences using the connective te form, a natural way to free yourself from the simple sentence syndrome. [...]

Beginner Lesson # 162 - YouTube Celebrities

Tue, 03 Apr 2007 09:30:12 +0000

Learn Japanese with! In today’s conversation, let’s take a look at colloquial Japanese. This is the kind of informal Japanese you can hear on the street every day! Also, we’ll explore using no to nominalize adjectives. After listening, stop by and be sure to leave us a post! Download AudioDownload Lesson NotesDownload [...]

Beginner Lesson #161 - Jacoby & Matsuzaka

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 09:30:46 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Today we’ll take a peak at another classic dysfunctional family. In today’s lesson, not only will we learn how to conduct an interrogation in Japanese, but we will also learn the Japanese word for uptight! Today’s conversation covers both polite language and informal language and the te form used with [...]

Beginner Lesson #160 - Office Mistakes

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 09:30:21 +0000

Learn Japanese with! In today’s lesson, we have a formal conversation in the workplace between two shain, or company employees. The boss is angry and we’re going to find out why. We will practice using no as a nominalizer. After listening, stop by and be sure to leave us [...]

Beginner Lesson #159 - Headhunting the Right Way

Tue, 13 Mar 2007 09:30:32 +0000

Learn Japanese with! It can be hard to find good employees. One surefire way is to find someone who is a great employee for another company, and then snatch them up! Headhunting is on the rise recently in Japan, and today we get to see a good example of how it should be done. [...]

Beginner Lesson #158 - Who’s watching who?

Tue, 06 Mar 2007 09:30:32 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Ten-hut! In today’s lesson it’s supai vs. supai, but who’s watching who? In the final lesson of our ongoing series on the passive in Japanese, we visit the boundary of a battlefield to try to bring it all together. You don’t want to miss today’s lesson on one of the most [...]

Beginner Lesson #157 - A Farming Family

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 09:30:57 +0000

Learn Japanese with! When you think of Japan, there’s a good chance you think of Tokyo. The bustling city, the neon glow of Akihabara, the masses traversing the streets in Shibuya… but there is much more to Japan, of course. Agriculture still plays a major part in many areas, and in today’s lesson we [...]

Beginner Lesson #156 - Mr. and Mrs. Unlucky Smith

Tue, 13 Feb 2007 09:30:36 +0000

Learn Japanese with! Some people are lucky, and some just… well, just have no luck at all. Today we listen in on a conversation between two of those people who just happen to be a couple. Today, the tsuma shows up with a hurt leg - tune in to find out what happened, and [...]