33 episodes

Everyone learning Japanese needs a senpai - this podcast is your digital senpai. Join Daniel from HowToJapanese.com and guests to learn what strategies have been effective for them as they study, live, and work in Japan and using Japanese.

How to Japanese Podcast Daniel Morales

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Everyone learning Japanese needs a senpai - this podcast is your digital senpai. Join Daniel from HowToJapanese.com and guests to learn what strategies have been effective for them as they study, live, and work in Japan and using Japanese.

    S02E20 – Instinctual Nattō and Introversion

    S02E20 – Instinctual Nattō and Introversion

    On the final episode this season, I talk about the importance of celebrating your little victories as you study a language. And in Japanese, I think about how to balance introversion and extroversion as you're studying. Listen until the end - I provide a short update on one of the episodes from Season 1.
    Feel free to reach out with any questions or 悩み事 to howtojapanese@gmail.com.
    You can also follow How to Japanese on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.

    • 13 min
    S02E19 – Jens Petersen – Japanese in Sweden, Music and Art, Job Fairs

    S02E19 – Jens Petersen – Japanese in Sweden, Music and Art, Job Fairs

    Jens Petersen has been working in real estate in Tokyo for over 13 years. He initially found interest in Japanese independent music. In recent years his interest has also branched out into the art world. We spoke about learning Japanese, finding an immersive environment, and job hunting at job fairs.
    Feel free to reach out with any questions or 悩み事 to howtojapanese@gmail.com.
    You can also follow How to Japanese on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.

    • 56 min
    S02E18 – 都道府県 and 貪る

    S02E18 – 都道府県 and 貪る

    There is an official order to the 都道府県 (todōfuken, prefectures) in Japan. I share some thoughts about it and in Japanese discuss the importance of learning how to really devour (貪る, musaboru) your Japanese studies.
    This is a nice post with a close look at the numbering. Here is the official website for the 全国地方公共団体コード. And I previously wrote about the alphabet in Japanese.
    Feel free to reach out with any questions or 悩み事 to howtojapanese@gmail.com.
    You can also follow How to Japanese on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.

    • 11 min
    S02E17 – Molly Des Jardin – Japanese the Spoken Language, Meiji Era Writing, 全集

    S02E17 – Molly Des Jardin – Japanese the Spoken Language, Meiji Era Writing, 全集

    Molly Des Jardin is a language and computer nerd who came to study Japanese, and later book and media history of modern Japan. She quickly got sucked into both for the long term and enjoyed the 'B-kyu' adventures she got to have while working or studying in Fukuoka, Yokohama, and the least cool wards of Tokyo.
    Feel free to reach out with any questions or 悩み事 to howtojapanese@gmail.com.
    You can also follow How to Japanese on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Substack, and Facebook.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    号外 – Pre-JET Japanese Triage

    号外 – Pre-JET Japanese Triage

    This is an audio version of a presentation I gave to departing JETs at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago. Usually I'm able to drill the JETs to get them speaking a little Japanese. Obviously it's virtual this year, so I recorded a version to use as reference. This material might be useful for others interested in teaching in Japan. Follow along with the slides, which can be accessed here.
    Feel free to reach out with any questions or 悩み事 to howtojapanese@gmail.com.
    You can also follow How to Japanese on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Substack, and Facebook.

    • 33 min
    S02E16 – Pools and 趣味

    S02E16 – Pools and 趣味

    What's something that surprised you about Japan that was completely ordinary? For me it was the access to swimming pools. Living in Japan changed my relationship with swimming for the better. And in Japanese, I talk about 趣味 (shumi, hobbies/interests) and their role in Japanese study.
    Feel free to reach out with any questions or 悩み事 to howtojapanese@gmail.com.
    You can also follow How to Japanese on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.

    • 11 min

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

IamQuailman ,

Fantastic Interviews and Insights

I love the content of these episodes. Japanese language study has always been a hobby of mine, although less frequently addressed hobby as work and family life have picked up over the years. This podcasts helps scratch that itch and learn some really great insight into those who are experts in their respective fields! Daniel does a great job of creating easy to listen to and fun to follow content! Keep up the great work!

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