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Natto

Natto is one of the most divisive foods in Japan - some people love it, some people hate it. What is this controversial foodstuff? In what part of Japan is it popular? And why in the world is it so offensive?...

Host: Wakako, Jason
Topic: food
Grammar: ぜんぜん

Published: November 05, 2014

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On a Diet

Swimsuit season may be over, but with the holidays right around the corner you might want to start tightening the belt now. But what sort of diet are you going to do?...

Host: Wakako, Jason
Topic: food, diet

Published: October 30, 2014

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Japanese Customs and Manners

Japanese customs and manners can be very particular and take a while to get used to for foreigners. Learn about some of the most surprising differences in Japanese customs and manners and the reasons behind them in this lesson....

Host: Wakako, Jason
Grammar: ~うちに

Published: October 10, 2014

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Food Texture

Of course you can just say something is "oishii". But given how food-obsessed Japanese culture is, it only makes sense that descriptions of food can go far beyond that. In this lesson, learn important onomatopoeia for describing food textures....

Host: Wakako, Jason

Published: September 22, 2014

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Recipe for Nikujaga

Nikujaga is a popular Japanese dish of beef and potatoes. Never had it? Well, check out this lesson to learn the recipe for this fantastic dish....

Host: Wakako, Jason
Grammar: さらに
Function: recipes

Published: September 08, 2014

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Sushi

Sushi is Japan's most famous food export. But do you know the necessary words and expressions to step into a sushi restaurant Japan and show that you know what you're doing?...

Host: Wakako, Jason

Published: June 11, 2014

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Buying Fruit

Fruit is no laughing matter. Chosing the right fruit can be hard. What's in season right now? This one is sweet, right? What about something that's a bit more sour? Make sure you're prepared for the trials of this transaction with this lesson....

Host: Wakako, Jason

Published: May 23, 2014

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I'm Hungry

You're hungry. No, you're STARVING. Let's get eating! But before you dig in, make sure you know the right thing to say in Japanese. And don't forget to say thanks after the meal!...

Host: Wakako, Jason
Topic: food, hungry
Function: having_a_meal

Published: April 23, 2014

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Ordering at a Restaurant

It's time to kick back and relax and chow down. You sit down at the restaurant but now you have to decide what you want. And more importantly, how do you say it correctly? Check out this lesson to learn how to properly order at a restaurant....

Host: Wakako, Jason

Published: April 11, 2014

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What Do You Want to Do This Summer?

Summer is finally upon you and it's time to make plans. What are you going to do? Where are you going to go? Make sure you don't spend all of those precious months as a couch potato with this useful lesson on how to say what you want to do....

Host: Wakako, Jason

Published: February 14, 2014

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If I Go to America...

The United States, to some, is the land of possibility - so many places to go and so many things to do! But what can you do if you go to New York? And what about if you go to LA? Learn how to make basic "if...then..." statements with this very useful lesson....

Host: Wakako, Jason

Published: January 03, 2014

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