Every week the JLPT Boot Camp podcast delivers tips, tricks and advice on how to pass the test. Are you struggling to pass the N1? Wondering what exactly is on the N3? I go over all things you need to know to do your best on all the tests. From N5 to N1, I've got you covered.
JLPT BC 167 | Learning to take Breaks
This last month has been pretty rough on me to be honest. There was a lot of last minute planning for my vacation. And of course, right when you want to go on vacation, everything seems to need extra attention. More work to do at work. More fires to put out. I haven’t had as […]
JLPT BC 166 | What a Rat Experiment might Tell us about Japan’s Population Problem
When I first moved to Japan loved the city. It was nice and compact and everything is in one place. As long as you are a decent walk away from a train station you can get anywhere pretty easily without the use of a car. If you needed to buy anything that can’t be found […]
JLPT BC 165 | Speaking Practice with FluentU
I’ve always found summer to be a more active time. Despite the oppressive heat and humidity we have here in Japan, I still think the increased sunlight and ability to walk around the house in a lot less clothes just makes me do something more than keeping my nose in a book. People always ask […]
JLPT BC 164 | You’ll always be an Outsider in Japan
I grew up in white bread America where the corn grows high and hills don’t. I spent most of my time in a city of a mere 10,000 where everybody knew each other (and who was doing what to who). It was not uncommon to go downtown to run some errands and run into a […]
JLPT BC 163 | Chatting it Up
It’s a story you’ve heard several times – we don’t talk to each other like we used to. Because ya know, back in the good ole days we used to chat it up with our neighbors and everybody knew everybody right? It was always better back then. But these days, we tend to ignore each […]
JLPT BC 162 | 5 Things to Know to Become an Ukiyo-e master
Ukiyo-e, if you are not familiar, is a Japanese art form that was popular from 17th century to 19th century Japan. It basically consists of woodblocks used for mass production of pictures. Ukiyo means floating world, and e means picture, so they were literally “pictures of the floating world.” They generally depicted daily life, landscapes, […]
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Nice tips - an interesting listen.
I found the podcast to be interesting and entertaining when I want some downtime from my normal study routine.
Needs better speaking clarity.
I tried a handful of the episodes and could barely get any real information from them. Too often the speaker goes off on a tangent rather than getting down to the point and almost every single word has an “um” before and after it, which just makes it annoying to listen to. I think this podcast has potential if the author could speak more clearly, fluently, and with conviction.
Kind of rude
U lost me as a listener when I heard your views on religion and cults. I come from a family that follows a religion that has been persecuted throughout the years as being a cult and don't appreciate hearing it here. Was expecting more substance here and less shooting of the breeze. I'll look elsewhere.