K-On! is without doubt one of the best anime of all time! And with a large part of the K-On! movie being set in London, it was only really a matter of time before I got around to actually going to the locations from the film. As the Blu Ray of the movie came out … Continue reading My K-On! tour of London!
Sadly a return to Japan this year wasn't possible, and my plans to attend Japan Expo Paris fell through, as a result there was no way I wasn't going to be around for all three days of Hyper Japan. And oh wow!! This years Hyper Japan really was something! A new layout for Hyper … Continue reading Hyper Japan
It's official, Ichiba, Europe's largest Japanese food hall is now officially open! I have to admit when I first heard about Ichiba, I was picturing something bigger than what it actually is, imagining a much larger food court with several different Japanese food outlets together. However located at the White City end of Westfield London, … Continue reading Ichiba
A Quick catch up Been a long time since I've updated anything on here, in fact I don't think I've posted anything since just before taking the JLPT N5 way back in December! (which I managed to pass! 😃). Since then I've been quite busy advancing the plan to move to Japan, after having spent … Continue reading Japan House
Following on form my last post on apps that I'm currently using to learn Japanese, this post will list other resources that I'm also using to learn and practise. I had intended to do one post covering everything, but the apps section ran on longer than I expected. Books Genki 1 & 2 Books are … Continue reading Learning Japanese – Resources
A long time ago I wrote a post covering some of the apps and resources that I was using to help me learn Japanese. In this post I'll cover the main apps that I'm still finding useful for learning and practising Japanese. *Note - While some of the apps below are also available on iOS, … Continue reading Learning Japanese – Apps
As mentioned in my last post (here), I recently finished the Genki 1 textbook and workbook, and in doing so appear to have reached a point where passing the JLPT N5 is looking fairly promising. Anyone who is learning Japanese will no doubt already be aware that the Genki books come quite highly recommended by … Continue reading Genki 1 – Finally finished!
Recently the JLPT applications for the December exams opened, this reminded me that it’s been a while since I’ve actually written anything about my progress in learning Japanese, so here we go! Just over a month ago I finally finished the Genki 1 textbook and Genki 1 workbook! Now I’ll talk a little more about … Continue reading JLPT N5 preparation!
After the brilliant go-kart tour we were in Akihabara and ready to explore, knowing that there was a lot here to get around there was no time to waste deciding where to eat, so McDonalds being the nearest place won. Something quick was ideal in this scenario, plus they had WiFi so we could bring up maps … Continue reading Akihabara!
There are quite a few ways to get around Tokyo and see the sights, but what better way to do so than by dressing up in a costume and driving around the city in a small go-kart. I'm going to do my second ever bit of plugging here for MariCar Tokyo (Website Here), as it … Continue reading Go-Karting Around Tokyo!