New lesson coming soon

Hey there!

Apologies for the delay getting the latest lesson out.  It’s been in a bit of drafting hell as I’ve worked to figure out what to include and how to present certain elements of it.  I’m probably going to switch gears and get a writing lesson up in the next couple days so that there’s something and will use the time while covering writing basics to finish the introduction to verbs lesson.

Thanks for your patience!

New Lesson Coming Soon!

Hello, readers!

I apologize for the lack of an update last week.  I moved a little over a week ago, and have been busy with getting my office set back up.  The good news is that we’re almost there!  I’ve got a new lesson introducing Japanese adjectives that is about 90% drafted, but I decided that I want to polish it just a bit further before putting it out there.  As such, it will be going up Wednesday instead of Tuesday this week.  That said, I’ve got plenty of things prepped to ensure that we stay on track for the next several weeks from here.

I’ve also got a special surprise to enhance the lessons that I’ll try and debut with this week’s lesson as well.

Thanks for continuing to follow the blog!


My name is Paul Baptist, and I’d like to welcome you to my Japanese blog.  I am a Japanese linguist with a background in education who has been studying Japanese for close to 20 years.

My goal with this blog is to present entertaining, easy-to-understand tutorials on how to approach the Japanese language and use it effectively.  I’m also going to work on integrating a lot of interesting cultural and linguistic bits that enhance the understanding of the language, but which often are hard to study in any depth when working on one’s own.  We’ll also include interesting pieces from Classical Japanese and various pieces of Japanese literature and popular culture along the way.

If your interests include any of the following, this blog will be of interest to you:

  • Kanji
  • Anime/Manga
  • Japanese Poetry
  • Storytelling
  • The Japanese language in general

In the meantime, why don’t you check out our first lesson on how to create sentences in Japanese?