Welcome! 楽しい Japanese is a site dedicated to making learning the Japanese language a fun and enjoyable experience for you. You will find here a Japanese to English dictionary, various fun games, interactive lessons, learning resources, cultural resources and a friendly community which will help you to read, write and speak Japanese, and allow you to share your passion about the Japanese culture. So, whether you are just beginning your journey learning about this beautiful culture and its language, are wanting to understand the latest anime and jdrama without the need for subtitles, or are looking to improve your fluency in preparation for working or living in Japan, there are a number of helpful tools and resources here that you may use.
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Practice your Japanese vocabulary and learn new words by completing fun crossword puzzles.
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名探偵よだちゃん - The Great Detective Miss Yoda
Returning to find her Cupstar Ramen missing in the 3 minute interval she left it alone in the dressing room, the great detective Miss Yoda interrogates the 4 suspects to find out who the criminal who ate her ramen is.
Have fun learning Japanese while watching these short promotional videos for Cupstar Ramen featuring the cast from the idol group nogizaka46.
Using the Mini-Dictionary
Highlight any Japanese word in this site, and the mini dictionary will pop up and show you the meaning and pronunciation, with a shortcut to the dictionary entry. Now isn't that a convenient feature?!
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Learn Japanese with Anime - If You Move Forward You Gain Two (The Witch from Mercury)
In this video, we’re going to analyse Suletta Mercury’s quote from Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury (機動戦士ガンダム 水星の魔女, Kidō Senshi Gandamu: Suisei no Majo).
Learn Japanese with Anime - Papa Is A Huge Liar...But He’s A Cool Liar! (Spy x Family)
In this video, we’re going to analyse Anya Forger’s quote from Spy x Family (スパイファミリー).
Learn Japanese with Anime - How Many Breads Have You Eaten In Your Life? (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
In this video, we’re going to analyse Dio Brando’s quote from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken, ジョジョの奇妙な冒険).
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Christmas Stocking Stuffers, Tokyo Treat Style!
Want to make Christmas Day just that extra bit special? Stuff your stockings with a snack box from Tokyo Treat and celebrate Christmas Japanese style. Word of warning, you will need one very big stocking to fit it all in!
Japanese Student Council: Differences between Anime and Real Life
You may have seen School Council in Japanese anime and wondered what Japanese School Council really likes. In this article, I will explain you the differences in school council between anime and real life.
Choco Ramen Sundae?!! You're Crazy!!!
Chocolate Ramen Sundae?? Surely not. Just the thought of it is preposterous. Surely it will be disgusting ... or will it?
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かがみの孤城 (The solitary castle in the mirror)
Winner of 7 major book prizes in 2017 and 2018, and selling over 500,000 copies, the solitary castle in the mirror tells the story of the first year middle school student Kokoro, and her adventures in the mysterious castle beyond the mirror in her room.
With an intriguing story you won't be able to put down, かがみの孤城 (The solitary castle in the mirror) is the perfect novel for intermediate to advanced learners to improve their Japanese reading skills with.
西の魔女が死んだ (The witch of the west is dead)
After finding herself unable to attend school anymore, middle school student Mai spends her summer with her beloved grandma - affectionately knows as "the witch of the west". There, under the guidance of her grandma, she begins her training to become a witch ...
Have fun learning Japanese by reading the touching novel 西の魔女が死んだ (The witch of the west is dead). Also available as a movie which follows the dialog from the novel almost word for word!
王女ルウ (Princess Rue)
"The princess's nickname is the 'Bloodstained Rue'. She forced me to become her lover. I could not oppose her at all. Within the palace I witnessed many things."
Take your Japanese to the next level with these fun lessons while reading the Japanese novel 王女ルウ (Princess Rue).
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