80 episodes

For people who want to visit Japan, live in Japan, and learn Japanese. Please excuse the tangents.

The Tofugu Podcast: Japan and Japanese Language Tofugu

    • Education
    • 4.7, 274 Ratings

For people who want to visit Japan, live in Japan, and learn Japanese. Please excuse the tangents.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
274 Ratings

274 Ratings

John Hackworth ,

Needs moar people just living their lives

Four and a half stars, rounded up.

Spencer (スペンサー) ,

I love this podcast so much <3

-TLDR: I get personal so r.i.p. but this podcast is amazing-

My name is Spencer, 19 year old community-college student from Northern California. I've been interested in Japan and the Japanese language since high school and I was fortunate to attend a high school which had a sister school in Fujinomiya (Shizuoka), and thus visit Japan in April 2017. I want to become a teacher as a career, and am interested in applying to JET after university. Unfortunatley, there are no big opportunities in my area (Humboldt county) for learning Japanese at a college level or otherwise. I have began self teaching myself and embarrasingly admit that I'm a SUPER begginer (still learning the hiragana and katakana) and although I enjoy it, it can be hard to balance time for that when simultaniously working and college-ing.

With that said, this podcast (on top of being hilarious) is both an important motivator to me and a great resource for Japanese learning tools, methods of study, and reminding me to stick with that delicous WaniKani. Not gonna lie, I got really nervous when you guys went on a break this year and I feared the podcast was over (haven't yet listened to every single one) but I love it dearly and will contunue to listen to it as I go forward with my Japanese-learning saga.

P.S. I highly reccomend "the pillows" which are an alternative rock band from Hokkaido, best known for their music in the FLCL anime.

stephannance ,

Fun, informative podcast

Kanae is doing a fantastic job running the podcast! It's cool to go deep on very specific topics in Japanese language, and I think the shorter episode length (15-35 minutes) will appeal to a lot of listeners. I'm really excited to see how the show evolves over time! Keep up the great work!

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