The Best Online Japanese Dictionaries

online japanese dictionariesThere are so many online Japanese dictionaries, but only a handful matter. Throughout the years, I’ve used many different dictionaries and I’ve narrowed them down. Each one on this list has has a special feature or history that makes it stand out more than the others.

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App Review: StickyStudy Japanese

StickyStudy Japanese
I wanted to do a small review of StickyStudy Japanese. It’s an app for iPhone and iPad and is relatively inexpensive considering the amount of features and information included.

I’m not sure exactly when, but I think I discovered StickyStudy Japanese in 2011. I was preparing to take the JLPT N4 for the first time. I wanted to review all the necessary kanji so that I wouldn’t encounter unknown words on the test.

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Fastmail Review: An Alternative to Gmail

My Fastmail Review in 2015What is Fastmail? I am always looking for alternatives to services in case I want to switch. However, finding an alternative that was as fast and smooth as Gmail was not easy. I tested various other services such as Outlook, GMX, as well as the now closed Lavabit service. My goal was to find a service that was reliable, secure, and more private than Gmail.

My Fastmail Review

I’ve been using Fastmail for a little over two years now, and I’m happy to say that it is a great alternative to Gmail. That’s why I decided to write a small review of some of its features.

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Dogs and Demons: The Dark Side of Japan book review

Dogs and Demons

I’d like to talk about “Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan” by Alex Kerr.  The author has lived in Japan for more than 35 years, which gives him great insight into the swift changes Japanese society has undergone in that time.  He was the first non-Japanese person to win a prestegious literary award in Japan.

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