Japanese Viewer Sues Japanese TV Channel for Overuse of English Words

A Japanese viewer is suing a Japanese TV channel called NHK, due to the ‘mental distress’ he says was caused by the channel using too many English words. His lawyer confirms that the basis for this is the concern that Japan is being Americanised. Modern Japanese vocabulary has many English words which have been changed to fit the Japanese word structure.

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New Kawaii Star In Japan

Japanese kids have gone crazy for a new Kawaii ‘cute’ star in Japan. Kiriko Takemura who is now called Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is seen as the face and voice of the Kawaii culture after being spotted as a young schoolgirl. She is fast becoming a huge phenomenon in Japan and, around the world. Her first song went viral online and was watched more than 50 million times.

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Learn Japanese Or German To Get Ahead In Life

Now, this is an interesting concept. A recent study has found that there is a correlation between speakers of languages who make a weak distinction of time in the future and their future health and wealth. For instance, Japanese, Chinese and German languages don’t refer to the future explicitly. Therefore, those who speak these languages, and who have a weaker distinction between the present and future, are more likely to be better prepared for their future and also lead healthier lives.

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11 Earworms Rapid Polish

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01 Michel Thomas Method START Japanese NEW!

michel thomas method start japanese courseslanguage: Japanese
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01 Michel Thomas Method Speak Japanese Get Started Kit

michel thomas method japanese get started kitlevel: beginner
language: Japanese
method: audio CDs

A two-hour short course with audio method for learning Japanese. Join your teacher and you will soon be able to construct speak basic Japanese. By the end, you will have the confidence to understand and speak some Japanese.

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02 Michel Thomas Method Speak Japanese for Beginners

michel thomas method japanese for beginnerslevel: beginner
language: Japanese
method: audio CDs

An eight-hour, 100% audio method for learning Japanese. Join your teacher and you will soon be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. By the end, you will have the confidence to understand and speak Japanese.

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03 Michel Thomas Method Speak Japanese Advanced

michel thomas method japanese advancedlevel: intermediate to Advanced
language: Japanese
method: audio CDs

An audio method for learning Japanese. Join your teacher and fellow students to learn and improve on your Japanese language, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. By the end, you will have advanced vocabulary, excellent conversation skills and greater confidence to speak Japanese.

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Other editions of Michel Thomas Method Japanese:

michel thomas method introductory japanese language courses  michel thomas method foundation japanese language coursesmichel thomas method advanced japanese courses


04 Michel Thomas Method Japanese Introductory 2-hour course

michel thomas method introductory japanese language courseslevel: beginner (note: this short course is the first two hours of the Michel Thomas Japanese Foundation 8-hour course)
language: Japanese
method: audio CD

This is the first two hours of the eight-hour Michel Thomas Japanese Foundation course. Join your teacher and two students in a live lesson and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course.

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05 Michel Thomas Method Japanese Foundation 8-hour course

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language: Japanese
method: audio CDs

An eight-hour, 100% audio method for learning Japanese. Join your teacher and two students in a live lesson and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. By the end, you will have the confidence to understand and speak Japanese.

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06 Michel Thomas Method Japanese Advanced course

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language: Japanese
method: audio CDs

The advanced courses are the follow-on to Michel Thomas’ highly acclaimed Foundation 8-hour course. With his unique method, perfected over a lifetime’s teaching, Michel will take you on to the next level so you are speaking advanced Japanese easily and fluently. Join Michel and two students in a live classroom situation and build your knowledge at an astonishing rate. With no pens, no paper, no homework and no memorising, you will be able to speak with confidence – even if you’ve never succeeded in learning a language before. Now you can learn Japanese with the Michel Thomas method, in a fraction of the time needed for any other course.

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MICHEL THOMAS JAPANESE (UK)

language advantage brings you our top Japanese language courses using the audio Michel Thomas method to learn Japanese, from the famous language teacher to the stars!

Enjoy learning Japanese in a totally revolutionary way with Michel Thomas Method Japanese language courses. This unique method has been perfected over a lifetime of teaching. No books, no pens, no notes and no exercises from this totally audio language course.  It works by building up the language in manageable chunks bit by bit. Just relax, listen, connect and learn. And you really do make so much progress while learning Japanese, even if you’ve never succeeded in learning a language before. Now you can learn Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method, in a fraction of the time needed for any other course.


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01 Michel Thomas Method START Japanese

michel thomas method start japanese courseslanguage: Japanese
level: beginner – this one hour course replaces the Introductory course from previous ranges
method: audio cd/mp3

Learn 50 essential words at the heart of Japanese and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This one-hour introduction to the Michel Thomas method will have you speaking real Japanese straight away. There are no books, no pens and no memorising – just listen, connect and speak.

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Michel Thomas Method START Japanese is not currently available in the USA nor available as a download from audible.co.uk


02 Michel Thomas Method TOTAL Japanese

michel thomas method total japanese courseslevel: beginner – this 12 hour course replaces the Foundation Course, Vocabulary Builder and Foundation Review from previous ranges
language: Japanese
method: audio cd, visual review course and interactive exercises for PC or Mac

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Michel Thomas Method TOTAL Japanese is not currently available in the USA nor available as a download from audible.co.uk


03 Michel Thomas Method PERFECT Japanese NEW!

michel thomas method perfect japanese language courseslevel: intermediate/advanced – this 9 hour course replaces the Advanced course, Vocabulary Builder and Advanced Review from previous ranges
language: Japanese
method: audio cd, visual review course and interactive exercises for PC or Mac

Perfect Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method includes up to 9 hours of audio on CD. Become a fluent speaker and understand in any situation with this follow-on course.This title has not yet been released in the UK until end April 2012 but is available for pre-order.

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Michel Thomas Method PERFECT Japanese is not currently available in the USA nor available as a download from audible.co.uk


Previous editions of Michel Thomas Method Japanese language courses:

michel thomas method introductory japanese language courses  michel thomas method advanced japanese language courses  michel thomas method foundation japanese language courses


04 Michel Thomas Method Japanese Introductory 2-hour course

michel thomas method introductory japanese language courseslevel: beginner (note: this short course is the first 2 hours of the original Foundation 8-hour course)
language: Japanese
method: 2 audio CDs plus a booklet with Japanese phrases with English translation and transliterated into Roman script or mp3 download of audio book

This is the first two hours of the eight-hour Japanese Foundation Course. Join your teacher and two students in a live lesson and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course.

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05 Michel Thomas Method Japanese Foundation 8-hour course

michel thomas method foundation japanese language courseslevel: beginner
language: Japanese
method: 8 audio CDs plus a booklet with Japanese phrases in English translation and transliterated into Roman script

An eight-hour, 100% audio method for learning Japanese. Join your teacher and students in a live lesson and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. By the end, you will have the confidence to understand and speak Japanese.

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06 Michel Thomas Japanese Advanced 5-hour course

michel thomas method advanced japanese language courseslevel: advanced
language: Japanese
method: 4 audio CDs plus a booklet with Japanese phrases in English translation and transliterated into Roman script

The advanced courses are the follow-on to Michel Thomas’ highly acclaimed Foundation 8-hour course. With his unique method, perfected over a lifetime’s teaching, Michel will take you on to the next level so you are speaking advanced Japanese easily and fluently. Join your teacher and two students in a live classroom situation and build your knowledge at an astonishing rate. With no pens, no paper, no homework and no memorising, you will be able to speak with confidence – even if you’ve never succeeded in learning a language before. Now you can learn Japanese with the Michel Thomas method, in a fraction of the time needed for any other course.

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language: Japanese
method: downloadable to your ipod, mp3 player or even to your mobile phone, PDA or satellite navigation system

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Did you know … the Japanese love the Glasgow accent?

A survey by Northumbria University in the UK has shown that Japanese learners of English find the Glaswegian accent in Scotland the most socially attractive. More than 500 people were questioned in the study to find out how worldwide perceptions of the English language are changing. [Read more…]

First Indigenous-Language Taiwanese Film a Success

The first film written entirely in the Taiwanese Atayal language has been well received by audiences at The International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany.  The film, ‘Everlasting Moments’, focussed on man’s relationship with nature and marked an important step in promoting indigenous languages.

Atayal is spoken by approximately 85,000 people and is one of Taiwans’ many languages, which also include Hakka, Mandarin and Min Nan (all Chinese), Amis, Japanese and Thao.  Taiwan also has several endangered and extinct languages, such as the extinct Basay and the nearly extinct Babuza.

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Rock Star Keeping the Okinawan Language Alive

A wannabe Japanese rock star is working to prevent the Okinawan language from becoming extinct.

Byron Fija, whose mother was Okinawan and father American, had orgininally denied his Japanese heritage and left Japan for America, in an attempt to become a rock star. But when that did not work out, he returned to Okinawa [Read more…]

Multilingual Mamma Mia!

The stage show Mamma Mia! has been seen by more than 30 million people in over 170 cities in 8 languages around the world, including in Dutch, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Spanish and Swedish.   The foreign language productions keep the essence of the English-language version of the show and the songs while adapting them into local languages – and sometimes even adapting the characters.

Read more about Mamma Mia! in other languages>>