Jumpstart Japanese

  1. ileftmyheartintokyo asked: Hey! Writing to let you know that you have been picked for the second phase of my BOTM! Congrats. You can find the poll on my blog, and you can ask your followers/friends to vote. Good Luck! <33


    So you heaerd her guys, go vote for me!


  2. ileftmyheartintokyo:

    So, I’ve decided to hold a blog of the month contest! If everything goes well, this will turn into a monthly contest :)

    Why would you want to be my botm?

    • you’ll get promoted to 34000+ followers
    • I will follow you back, if I am not following you already
    • you’ll have a link to your blog…


  4. Want to see what I’m doing in Japan?


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  6. Getting Around in Japan

    So, you’re in Japan for a while, and of course you want to see the country?
    Most people immediately think Shinkansen – the bullet train. The bullet train is great, it’s fast, convenient and simple. Also great if you have a JR Pass.

    Buy without the…

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  7. Hiroshima Pre-trip Planning


    Well, in a few days I will be getting my student loan through, and I will have enough…

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  8. oxford2osaka:

    Flame Grilled Quail

    Happened: 30/12/13
    Written: 06/01/14

    I’ve got a quick one for you today, but something I want to…

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  10. Lesson 82: something, anything and nothing

    In Japanese, there are two words used to say “something”, “anything”, and “nothing”; 何か/なにか/nanika and 何も/なにも/nanimo

    何か/なにか/nanika using in a positive statement means “something”, while 何か/なにか/nanika used in a question means “anything?”. 何も/なにも/nanimo is used in negative questions, and means “not anything”, or “nothing”.

    These two words are used in place of the particles は/ha, が/ga, and を/wo, and thus can be used alone without particles. Later, we will learn what we need to do when other particles would be used.

    And some examples:

    猫(ねこ)が何か(なにか)持ってきました(もってきました)。neko ga nanika mottekimashita. - The cat has brought something

    猫(ねこ)は何か(なにか)食べましたか(たべました)。neko ha nanika tabemashitaka. Has the cat eaten anything?

    いいえ、猫(ねこ)は何も食べませんでしたiie, neko ha nanimo tabemasendeshitaNo, he cat has not eaten anything.


  11. Student Life Blog #9: I’m leaving tomorrow



    Well the title says it all really. I’m leaving tomorrow. As far as I can tell I’ve nearly got everything sorted, everything packed. A few more bits and bobs to go in.

    I’m not sure what I was going to write in this post. Except for the fact that the next time I post, it will be coming straight out of Japan!

    Why not check out my food blog?


  12. From next week I’ll be publishing a Japanese food blog


    The Japanese Food Blog

    So if you’re interested in food, Japan, or both, go check it out!


  13. In preparation for the continuation of regular lessons, I’ll be re-posting all the previous lessons every few hours.


  14. oxford2osaka:


    So it’s all coming together now. Just about everything that I can get sorted before I depart has been done:

    • I have my certificate of eligibility and visa.
    • I have bought ¥24,000 (around £170), which should last me a couple of weeks.
    • I have 4 new bank cards from CaxtonFX (I have…

  15. I’m discontinuing the Student Life Blog segment on this blog

    But don’t worry, I will still be writing and posting photographs over at Oxford2Osaka.

    If you are interested in reading about life as an exchange student in Japan, go follow that blog.