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Jul 28, 2013

Upcoming Content

My apologies for the lack of posts recently, I've been rather swamped with working, finishing up biochemistry courses, and preparing to depart for Japan. I've been thinking about what tools would be the most helpful, and I've decided that these two projects will be my focus:

The Living Japanese E-Book: The information on the site is spread out among a variety of posts, so it can be hard to know which order to read content or what the best methods for studying Japanese are. I'm hoping to address these issues by compiling everything the site has to offer (along with new content) into a single e-book.

Oh, and I'll be applying the organization of the book to the website as well, so it should be much easier to read articles "in order" and get the most out of your reading time.

The Next Reading Pack: For the next reading pack, I think it's time to move away from Yotsubato! and into some new territory. I'll be scouring bookstores in Japan to find the best series to use for the third reading pack, but I've already decided that this one will not have furigana. It's quite difficult to start reading manga that does not have furigana for kanji, so I want to have tools available to help those who are ready to take that next step.

I'll be posting more frequently once I get through with my finals, so until then... good luck with your studies!

(Also, feel free to contact me via email at if you need help or have any questions)


  1. Sounds good. I imagine that at the point of knowing all the vocab for Volumes 1 & 2 of Yotubato! we'll be able to read subsequent volumes pretty well anyway. I look forward to finding out exactly what new series you decide to go with.

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