Welcome to JapaneseProfessor.com!

This site is currently a work in progress, but will eventually be a comprehensive learning resource for Japanese language learners of all levels.

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Selected beginning lessons:

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Site Overview

Site updates and articles on various topics in Japanese language and culture, and especially on learning Japanese, will be found on the blog. You can subscribe through RSS in order to be notified of new content as soon as it becomes available.

The Lessons section is the core of the site, covering everything you need to know as you learn Japanese, from core grammar and vocabulary to notes on culturally correct usage. These lessons can be used on their own for study or reference, or alongside an actual textbook, fleshing out information that is often inadequately explained or ignored entirely.

Next is the Reference section, which is organized by topic rather than by level and includes summary pages, in-depth articles, and various other information.

As for writing, Hiragana and Katakana are included under the lessons section while Kanji are covered in a dedicated part of the site.

I'm also in the process of building a collection of book reviews and links to recommended websites and other resources.

You can use the contact form for feedback on the lessons and the rest of the site. I'm focusing on beginner material at the moment, so I'd especially like to hear from those who are just starting out. My goal is to fill in the gaps in your textbooks as much as possible, so please don't hesitate to tell me where you need a native English speaker to explain things to you, as well as how I can improve on lessons I've already written.

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Getting Started

About the Lessons

About Japanese Professor

Having trouble understanding something? Anything I've missed? Please send your feedback using the contact form and help me improve this site. All questions, comments, and corrections are welcome.