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The Tofugu Podcast: Japan and Japanese Language

By Tofugu

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

  1. 1.
    思う VS 考える — Two Kinds of "Thinking"09/03/2020
    51:44
  2. 2.
    Making Sense of な-adjectives and の-adjectives06/19/2020
    51:49
  3. 3.
    Senpai: The Japanese Word You Look up To05/01/2020
    1:02:16
  4. 4.
    The Meaning of Sensei: More Than Just "Teacher"04/24/2020
    1:04:32
  5. 5.
    だ and です: Part II02/28/2020
    45:44
  6. 6.
    だ and です: Part I02/04/2020
    46:13
  7. 7.
    First-Person Pronouns: When Female Speakers Use 僕 or 俺02/01/2020
    1:00:37
  8. 8.
    First-Person Pronouns: Using Your Own Name02/01/2020
    53:14
  1. 9.
    First-Person Pronouns: 俺 (おれ)10/02/2019
    20:56
  2. 10.
    First Person Pronoun: 僕 (ぼく)10/02/2019
    25:58
  3. 11.
    First Person Pronoun: うち10/02/2019
    14:09
  4. 12.
    First Person Pronoun: 私 (わたし/わたくし/あたし)10/02/2019
    34:35
  5. 13.
    How to Counter Anything02/06/2019
    1:13:35
  6. 14.
    How to Count Living Things (and Monsters, and Robots) in Japanese02/06/2019
    52:51
  7. 15.
    Ganbaru: Do Your Best to Listen to This Podcast02/06/2019
    49:23
  8. 16.
    Becoming Famous in Japan - An Interview with Big in Japan02/06/2019
    1:07:27
  9. 17.
    How to Use ~san, ~kun, ~sama, and All the Other Japanese Honorific Name Enders08/21/2018
    1:03:38
  10. 18.
    Rendaku: Why it's HITOBITO and not HITOHITO08/14/2018
    1:18:42
  11. 19.
    Counting in Japanese with Your Karate Teacher Sensei Jeff07/30/2018
    1:03:17
  12. 20.
    Japanese Whisky (ft. Brian Ashcraft)07/24/2018
    50:45
  13. 21.
    O Genki Desu Ka?07/10/2018
    1:08:01
  14. 22.
    ちょっと, a Little Word That Means a Lot06/13/2018
    1:01:37
  15. 23.
    Ways to Improve Your Japanese Pronunciation05/23/2018
    1:10:34
  16. 24.
    Getting Into 込む Compound Verbs05/15/2018
    1:26:01
  17. 25.
    Podcast Updates! New Season and Secret Guests!04/02/2018
    7:30
  18. 26.
    How to Lead a Group of Friends Around Japan03/19/2018
    1:10:52
  19. 27.
    White Day, Japan's Sequel to Valentine's Day03/12/2018
    48:19
  20. 28.
    Stories from Translating Final Fantasy X feat. Alex O. Smith03/05/2018
    1:27:43
  21. 29.
    How to Make Friends in Japan02/26/2018
    57:29
  22. 30.
    The Absolute BEST Japanese Learning Resources from 201701/29/2018
    1:47:21
  23. 31.
    How to Get a Job at a Japanese Video Game Company feat. Ben Judd01/22/2018
    1:27:31
  24. 32.
    Tips on Passing the JET Program Interview01/15/2018
    1:10:55
  25. 33.
    Answering Your Own Questions About Japanese12/26/2017
    1:00:07
  26. 34.
    The Challenge of Bringing Japanese Rock to America feat. Robby Takac from the Goo Goo Dolls12/18/2017
    1:07:41
  27. 35.
    Learning Japanese and Secret Ways to Visit Japan: Advice from Loretta "Kemushichan"12/11/2017
    1:11:49
  28. 36.
    How to Learn Japanese with Anime (And Why Maybe You Shouldn't)12/04/2017
    1:00:11
  29. 37.
    The Lifestyle Behind Japanese Clothing Brand Kiriko11/27/2017
    53:25
  30. 38.
    Foreigner Forgiveness: What Happens When You Screw Up in Japan11/20/2017
    1:04:40
  31. 39.
    Tofugu Answers 50 of YOUR Questions: The Tofugu Podcast 50th Episode Special11/13/2017
    1:17:01
  32. 40.
    Visiting Tokyo’s Festival and Drum Museum11/06/2017
    22:07
  33. 41.
    Tofugu’s Favorite Japanese Ghosts and Monsters10/30/2017
    1:04:03
  34. 42.
    Our Favorite Japanese Learning Resources from Tofugu’s "What I Use to Study Japanese" Article Series10/23/2017
    1:21:15
  35. 43.
    Improving Relationships in Japan Through Omiyage10/16/2017
    59:06
  36. 44.
    How to Memorize Japanese Words Faster with Keyword Mnemonics10/06/2017
    1:19:16
  37. 45.
    Why Are Japanese Classes Disappearing from Your School?09/29/2017
    1:03:44
  38. 46.
    What's the Difference Between On'yomi and Kun'yomi Kanji?09/22/2017
    1:36:44
  39. 47.
    What to Do with One Day in Tokyo09/15/2017
    1:15:01
  40. 48.
    We Rented a Japanese Homeless Man09/08/2017
    1:05:25
  41. 49.
    The Japanese Craft Beer Movement feat. Beer Tengoku09/01/2017
    1:07:21
  42. 50.
    Do You Need to Go to Japan to Study "Real" Martial Arts? Feat. Guillaume Erard08/25/2017
    1:20:53
  43. 51.
    How to Become a TV Star in Japan feat. Matthew Chozick08/18/2017
    1:25:22
  44. 52.
    Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Freelance Japanese Translator? feat. Nora Stevens Heath08/11/2017
    58:15
  45. 53.
    When you go to Japan, Don't Make Any Plans08/04/2017
    50:23
  46. 54.
    The 5 Best Japanese Learning Resources of 2017 (So Far)07/28/2017
    1:08:16
  47. 55.
    Is the JET Program Right for You?07/21/2017
    1:34:19
  48. 56.
    How to Protect Yourself from Japan's "Black Companies"07/14/2017
    1:19:33
  49. 57.
    What Can You Do With a B.A. in Japanese Studies? Feat. ShinpaiDeshou07/07/2017
    58:45
  50. 58.
    Can You Live off Japanese Vending Machines for One Year?06/30/2017
    1:11:30
  51. 59.
    Tofugu Answers Your Weird Japan Questions: Volume One06/23/2017
    57:08
  52. 60.
    Where to Stay in Japan When You Don't Stay in a Hotel06/16/2017
    40:48
  53. 61.
    The Efficiency Myth (and How Japanese Resources Fake Efficiency)06/09/2017
    49:46
  54. 62.
    A Food Itinerary for Your Japanese Vacation06/02/2017
    56:39
  55. 63.
    Where Does All This Free Manga Come From? Feat. Kewl021005/26/2017
    1:17:21
  56. 64.
    Is Japanese Class the Best Way to Learn Japanese?05/19/2017
    59:57
  57. 65.
    Interpreting for Osamu Tezuka feat. Frederik Schodt05/12/2017
    1:08:54
  58. 66.
    Do Japanese People Stereotype Foreigners?05/05/2017
    43:47
  59. 67.
    The Tofugu Team's Top Onsen Experiences04/28/2017
    36:18
  60. 68.
    Translating Historical Texts (That Have Never Been Translated Before) feat. Matt Alt04/21/2017
    44:47
  61. 69.
    4 Tokyo Walking Tours That Showcase Japanese Design feat. Spoon & Tamago04/14/2017
    1:20:28
  62. 70.
    Why You Should Go To Japan Instead of Taking a Japanese Class04/07/2017
    53:39
  63. 71.
    What's a Yokai and Should I Be Scared? feat. Zack Davisson03/31/2017
    1:24:49
  64. 72.
    How to Taste Sake feat. SakéOne03/24/2017
    2:16:12
  65. 73.
    The 5 "Hidden Gem" Prefectures You Should Visit in Japan feat. Kay from JNTO03/17/2017
    1:08:01
  66. 74.
    The Evolution of Anime Research feat. Helen McCarthy03/10/2017
    1:07:42
  67. 75.
    Getting your Gambling on in Japan03/03/2017
    1:04:57
  68. 76.
    The Underground Japanese Music Scene feat. Ian F. Martin02/24/2017
    45:43
  69. 77.
    What Makes a Good Japanese Translator? feat. Alexander O. Smith02/17/2017
    55:48
  70. 78.
    How to Get the Most Out of Your ALT Life in Japan feat. James from ALT Insider02/10/2017
    24:27
  71. 79.
    Joining STU48, Japan's New Seafaring Idol Group02/03/2017
    28:37
  72. 80.
    Traveling as a Vegetarian in Japan02/02/2017
    28:57
  73. 81.
    How To Get a Job in Japan feat. Peter Lackner01/27/2017
    46:03
  74. 82.
    Special Ep: I Like OJ Fancast01/25/2017
    5:11
  75. 83.
    Transitive and Intransitive Verbs in Japanese feat. Kristen01/20/2017
    29:17
  76. 84.
    Special Ep: PPAP Fancast12/22/2016
    5:26
  77. 85.
    The Legend of Japanese Jesus12/22/2016
    9:37
  78. 86.
    Robot Restaurant, the Second Greatest Show on Earth12/22/2016
    17:11
  79. 87.
    Christmas in Japan and How to Celebrate It Right12/22/2016
    15:31
  80. 88.
    Tsujigiri, the Japanese Word for "Cutting Someone Down to Test a New Sword"12/19/2016
    18:42

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