Thursday, October 4, 2018

Learn Japanese Language With Kosuke Zaizen

This is NOT A PAID POST. 
All opinions are solely mine & subject to my own discretion.


I have visited Japan almost every year and I enjoyed every minute of my trips to explore the temples, restaurants and Onsen hot springs. I even studied the language twice from 2 teachers which was rather short and a failure disaster for me. It was my bad as there is no one to practice with me. Practice makes perfection for any language or skills that we wish to learn. Perhaps I am getting older and my brains are rusting away.

Japan is definitely the best country I have ever visited in my life because they have such a very beautiful culture and environment that makes all visitors excited and happy. Their folks are naturally very polite and helpful to everyone. I felt very safe everywhere in that country at any hour of the day too. So far I have covered several prefectures like the Honshu, Hokkaido and Kyushu Islands where Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka and Sapporo are located. My next destinations would be Shikoku and Okinawa which is still in my bucket lists. I have not been able to save for my trip as my lousy boss still owes me back dated salaries! I want to pass the hat around to my blog readers to help. Ha ha!

Recently I have decided to put in effort to learn this language again. I would be happy enough to be able to speak a bit more and get by easily to have conversations with any Japanese. As you know, I have to service some Japanese clients here and they work for the biggest outdoor advertising company in Japan. I decided to put in effort to learn this language and practice a bit with my clients!

I was fortunate to stumble into a blog post recently that teaches the correct and polite way to speak Nihongo in an easy way. I realised that I could pick up the language better than the classes that I attended. I guess this post Lingual Ninja was created well owing to the fact that the teacher Kosuke Zaizen-San has an American wife! That makes the difference as he could clearly see the needs for individual foreigners like me and you to speak the necessary sentences and correct usage. I was over the moon!



Take a look at his blogpost if you ever wish to learn Nihongo language in a simple and easy way. It is free! I enjoy reading them as they are useful for my needs to address my Japanese clients and next trip to Shikoku in Japan.




 What is Yoisho??? Check it out at Lingual Ninja.



Today is the teacher's birthday and I should at least greet him to wish him all the happiness and good health to live till a 100 years old. He is giving free lessons which earns him Big Merits! 




Happy Birthday Kosuke-San!



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31 comments:

  1. Thanks for letting us know about this gem. When I was in Japan all I say all the time is Wakarimasen, hahahaha!

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    1. Hope you will visit Japan and utter at least 10 words. LOL
      This Lingual Ninja has helped me each time I clicked the link in this post for easy lessons.

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  2. I would love to visit Japan one day. In my travel list.

    Would love to master simple Japanese words.

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    1. It is not expensive nowadays to visit Japan. You should start from Osaka as their local Kansai government issues over 30 free entrance vouchers for tourists who buy their train passes! We can save hundreds of ringgit here.

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  3. Wow, to learn a new language at my age takes a lot of effort. I can't even speak Mandarin hence I don't communicate with my in-laws at all. If they find out I choose to learn to speak Japanese instead of Mandarin, I am sure they will slaughter me. Haha.

    But then again, I took a peek at that blog and boy, I find it entertaining too. I like his approach at making learning Japanese so much fun.

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    1. This is hilarious to hear about your in laws and you. I think you can learn Japanese silently through going to visit the Lingual Ninja post. I am also hopeless in Mandarin yet I love to visit China.

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  4. Wahhhhh Anay sure terror in Japanese already!

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    1. Ha ha! No way I can beat you in Nihongo language as you are a veteran traveler there.

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  5. I had learned Basic Japanese before, I teach you one sentence very important one - Toilet Wa Doko Desu Ka meaning where is the toilet??!! Hee hee

    Is that young man the Japanese language teacher, don't mind attending his lessons man, so the very handsome LOL

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    1. Wah! Your eyes are so sharp to spot Leng Zai. Hope you will increase your Japanese language skills from his blog.

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  6. I remember I enjoyed my Japanese language classes as the teacher taught with a great sense of humour and always crack jokes so I enjoyed it very much

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    1. I was not so lucky for being taught by 2 teachers who are local Chinese. Better still, one of them had never visited Japan. I wanted to faint.

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  7. I have been to Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Hongkong, only never been to Japan

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    1. Yes, you should visit Japan next. It is not expensive at all for Singaporean dollars. The hotels there are cheaper than Singapore's hotels.

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  8. I could love to visit Japan again too. Hope your boss will pay you soon. Have a wonderful weekend

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    1. I think you enjoyed visiting Australia more than Japan.
      My boss is going through a turbulence period.

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  9. I could love to visit Japan again too. Hope your boss will pay you soon. Have a wonderful weekend

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  10. Hi TM,

    Thanks for sharing free website to learn Japanese.. will drop by later.
    Oh.. so u going Japan again this year? Only less than 3 months left.. I always envy those who plan their own travel instead of following tour package..

    You think my family can tag along your trip ah? coz we are planning to visit Japan too.. =P
    You can PM me if that is possible .. (dreaming)

    Regards, Norick

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  11. Hi! Thank you very much for your cordial opinion about our country and our people. we have a four storied house,there are two rooms in forth floor and they are empty. If you like, you can stay these rooms free.Please learn Japanese staying in our house.

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  12. Hopefully you get back your salaries soon and fulfil your Japan trip..

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  13. The site that you recommend has so many good articles! I wish that I can travel to Japan some day

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  14. I like the website as it's easy and fun to read. Your next trip to Japan you can impress the Japanese :)

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  15. Love this! Definitely great app for those who are visiting Japan! Come join our latest Giveaway to Win Tiffany, Swarovski & Coach Accessories! Open to All Worldwide!

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  16. I was watching a Japanese drama one time and wished that I'd understand it even without reading the subtitle. I wanted to finish it but I had some work to do.

    Thank you for the link, TM. I always check YouTube videos or other online links for the correct way of saying things in other languages.

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  17. Japanese I know are all those Japanese brand like Honda, Toyota, Daiso, Sony, Nintendo, Asahi, Nissin, UNIQLO, KOSE, bla bla bla, LOL

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  18. I want to catch up on my Japanese too before my next trip to Nagoya

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  19. Hi Twilight. Been some time. Tofu is learning Japanese and plans to take the N3 exams. Maybe you could practice with him lol. I studied til intermediate level but I suck at Kanji.

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  20. So nice of him and hope it helps you to learn the language for better experience with Japan.

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  21. Since you feel that Japan is the best country you've ever visited, then by all means you should learn Japanese in anticipation of further trips...kekeke! ;)

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  22. You are amazing, TM. I'm sure you'll master the language soon enough.
    On another note, aiyo ..hope you get your salary!

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Learn Japanese Language With Kosuke Zaizen

This is NOT A PAID POST.  All opinions are solely mine & subject to my own discretion. I have visited Japan almost every year a...