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S13E9: The Top 5 Don't Do's During Japanese Summer!

There are always guides on what to do in Japanese summer - what about what NOT to do? In this episode, we give you the top 5 don'ts!

S13E8: Study Saturday - Surely... (きっと)

We're definitely sure about something - why not express it? In this bite-sized language learning episode, we learn how to express that in Japanese!

S13E7: Beat the Heat with These 5 Japanese Summer Cuisine!

Podcast host Azra covers another Japanese summer topic for you today! It’s a fun one: we look at the top 5 Japanese summer cuisines you can devour to beat the heat!

S13E6: Study Saturday - Approximately... (くらい・ぐらい)

We’re looking at how to give approximates by saying “approximately” or “about” or “around”. And to do that in Japanese, there are two words we can use: kurai or gurai.

S13E5: Tips for Travelling to Japan in Summer!

As we mentioned quite a few times before, Japanese summer can be quite drastic in comparison to some of the summers you guys are used to. So why not prepare in advance...

S13E4: Study Saturday - Suddenly... (急に)

This week's Study Saturday will be short and simple, because there’s only one phrase to learn to say “suddenly” and that’s: kyuu ni (急に).

S13E3: Obon, Japan's Biggest Summer Festival

Today we’ll zoom into Japan’s biggest summer festival, and that’s Obon.

S13E2: Study Saturday - Conjugating Negative Forms

Podcast host Azra is stripping it down to one of the basics for this week’s Study Saturday. We'll look at how to conjugate the negative forms for verbs, adjectives and...

S13E1: 3 Best Activities to Do During Japanese Summer

To kick this season's theme of 'Japanese Summer' off, we’re going to look at the top 3 activities to do during Japanese summer!

S12E14: Discussing Japanese Fashion Evolution with Japan Web Magazine!

Join podcast host Azra and our special guest, Anna from Japan Wireless and Japan Web Magazine, as they discuss Japanese fashion through their own experiences and obser...

S12E13: Study Saturday - Completely/Accidentally Do... Part 2 (ちゃう・じゃう)

This week is a continuation of last week’s Study Saturday, where we were looking at how to say “I completely or accidentally did” something. Podcast host Azra covers t...

S12E12: Is There Japonism in Fashion?

As part of our "Japanese Fashion" theme, we’ll be looking today is Japonism in fashion - looking at how Japanese fashion influenced other parts of the world, back then...

S12E11: Study Saturday - Completely/Accidentally Do... Part 1 (てしまう)

For this week’s Study Saturday, we are going to dive a little deeper into the world of Japanese grammar. We’re looking at one out of two ways to say “accidentally do” ...

S12E10: Origins and Evolution of the Famous 'Sukajan'

The Japanese bomber jacket known as 'sukajan' has been blowing up the streets and Instagram feeds. And when fashion enthusiasts (and even those who are not) find thems...

S12E9: Study Saturday - To Become... (になる・くなる)

This week, podcast host Azra is going to cover one of the basics: how to say “to become”, which uses “naru” in Japanese. It’s one of the first few grammar points you’l...

S12E8: What is Japanese Golden Week?

There’s nothing busier than Golden Week in Japan — the tourism industry booms every year during this time as people plan big vacations domestically as well as abroad. ...

S12E7: 3 Expectations VS Reality of Japanese Fashion Culture

Podcast host Azra believes it would be fun to have an expectation vs reality: Japanese fashion version — because what we read and see online about the fashion scene in...

S12E6: Study Saturday - Not Much/Really... (あまり〜ない)

Have you ever felt like you’re just a tad hungry, or need to say that you don’t really like something? This Study Saturday episode will teach you how to say that and m...

S12E5: Japanese Street Fashion - Then, Now And A Fun How-To Guide

Japan’s basically the OG of streetwear. In this episode, we take a look at the origins of Japanese street fashion, how it is today and a quick guide on how to get all ...

S12E4: Study Saturday - I'm Good/Bad At... (上手・下手)

This week’s Study Saturday looks into learning how to say: "good or bad at something".

S12E3: Kimono, Japan's Most Iconic Traditional Clothing

Podcast host Azra neatly compartmentalises all you ever need to know about the famous Japanese traditional wear, the kimono: its history, symbolism, key components of ...

S12E2: Study Saturday - Already... Anymore... (もう)

This week’s Study Saturday will be yet another one that’s easy to incorporate into your everyday conversations. This grammar can be used to say two things: already and...

S12E1: The Yin and Yang of Japanese Fashion

This episode will give you a tease into what Season 12 has in store, by giving an overview of wafuku and yofuku respectively

S11E4: Study Saturday - Whether or Not... (かどうか)

Podcast host Azra is bringing you another simple yet very commonly used grammar point for this week’s Study Saturday: we’re going to look at how to say "whether or not…"

S11E3: What is White Day, and How to Celebrate It?

This episode is all about White Day — what it is, how it came about, and how to celebrate it!