Learn Japanese Pod

Reviews For Learn Japanese Pod

This podcast is great! I love the dialogues and the off-script sections are excellent for practicing Japanese listening skills
アミ先生とアレックス先生ありがとうございます!I’ve been studying japanese for the past 2 months and have got pretty much all of the basics and vocabulary/phrases memorized. I teach my self because my highschool doesn’t offer Japanese for 10th graders. Sometimes it’s a little hard to teach myself through just books and learning apps. I came across your podcast a few weeks ago and I’ve been listening ever since, I love how much it’s helped me understand and given unrelated tips and conversation practice. Thanks so much!! ~ソニア
Ami and Alex 先生 -you guys are the BEST! This is hands down the best podcast for Japanese learners - packed with listening practices, grammar points, basic conversation as well as the polite form. I can’t wait to learn more about the grammar and vocabulary from you, we need more of your learning materials! It is SO helpful! Please do more and I’d love to help if you ever need it!!! - Lucie
I’ve been listening to this podcast for a while now and I wish I had listened sooner! Hoping to see more from you both :)
I love this podcast so much!!! I listen to it everyday at work and go back home to practice even more! Thank you so much ❤️
I studied Japanese in college and have always tried to keep up with listening and reading comprehension. But, have had a huge lack of speaking practice. I love the natural flow to all of the conversations in this podcast! It has been extremely helpful for me to practice conversation through shadowing. Thank you Alex and Ami! So grateful I found this podcast!
Took Japanese in college and I listen to this podcast often! They teach really practical words, phrases, and grammer, and make it easy to listen to.
Woah! I’m late to the party. Just discovered this WONDERFUL podcast! Alex is hilarious and these segments are so well explained and accesible. Great job guys! I’m excited to pick up my college Japanese🤗♥️
I really appreciate that different levels are included and is not just for beginners or advanced. It really helps with challenging me on what I know and learned.
2020 is a year that is devoid of social life and full of frustrations here in the US. Of all the online communities I belong to and people that I keep in touch with, I somehow found the fondest companionship in a podcast that I stumbled upon while browsing mindlessly at 3AM in the morning. The hosts are wonderful, and the conversations are full of life, especially in contrast to this otherwise dreary reality. This is a top notch podcast for anyone who is in interested in the Japanese language and culture — whether you are a language student or not, you will find the episodes to be both entertaining and informative.
I find this podcast useful for learning informal Japanese. But there is so much extra chit-chatting going on that the useful material is actually less than half of the entire podcast. Especially the section on listener comments may easily be omitted. So in my opinion the podcast would be much more useful if it focused just on teaching Japanese with more concise episodes.
I wish I had access this resource when I first attempted to learn Japanese as a teenager. This podcast and my trusty drops app, has me re-inspired to try again!
This podcast is a fantastic resource! The hosts are fun and super clear! Since listening I’ve noticed my Japanese friends are really impressed with how much more “natural” I sound when I speak 👍. Thank you so much for this fun and engaging podcast!
After deciding to learn Japanese on a whim I searched for listening resources, found LJP and was not disappointed! Even though some of the lessons are above my head they’re good practice and I often find that what I learn in the podcasts has corollary to what I’m learning on apps like Duolingo and Lingodeer. I listen nearly everyday and am thankful for the resource. LJP is awesome. Keep it up!
I work as a house painter and these podcasts enable me to get through the brutal hot summers days. I am a college student taking Japanese and I feel like I have become much more conversational since I’ve started listening. I was supposed to study abroad in Tokyo this fall but I am looking forward to coming in 2021!
I love this podcast! Please don’t stop making them. すごいね!
Really appreciate Ami and Alex for giving us such great lessons. I love the balance between the topic dialog and the interesting extra conversations. I always feel as though its hard to know what I don’t know and this podcast has been a great way to fill those gaps :)
Very helpful for tips not in the textbooks
Planning to move back home to Shinjuku after High school Graduation and I’m caught up in all assignments lately. This has been very useful in my very, VERY few free time. I cannot wait to move back home and this podcast has been very helpful to refresh my Japanese speaking learning path. 😊
still trying to catch up to the current episode, but i figured i should start at the beginning as i just started learning japanese not long ago. there are so many people online telling you how to learn but you just gotta do what works for you. this is very helpful to hear the words used and understand how to speak common sentences with slight variations to help understand what is similar and what is different so you can use on your own. also the hosts are quite entertaining☺️ i am very early on my journey to learning a new language but i am very grateful this podcast can make the journey more entertaining and inspire me to keep going!
I have just listened to the very first lesson here in May of 2020 and I really enjoyed what I heard in the first lesson and am greatly looking forward to hearing more! Both narrators were very personable, knowledgable and funny and I love that sort of thing while getting my language learning on ya dig? ありがとうございます!
I’ve been enjoying/listening to this podcast during the COVID quarantine and it’s a great way to be productive. Thanks Alex and Ami!


I don’t have a ton of time to study all the time so having this play in the background helps a lot! Definitely suggest this podcast
I lived in Japan years ago as a young adult, and now am returning this summer with ... yes.... a husband and four little kids 😆 We will be working there and are super excited but I needed some refreshers with the language! This has been the perfect way to brush up on things I used to know and learn things I didn’t learn the first time. Thank you so much for this resource!
I enjoy listening to this podcast in general and not just to learn Japanese. Keep up the good work up, guys.
They do such a great job teaching Japanese. I’m a future exchange student and I feel so prepared for the trip bc of these podcasts!
These podcasts are the perfect length to listen to during my workouts. It is going a long way towards increasing my passive and active Japanese study techniques. 本当にありがとうございました!
Been listening to them via youtube
Nice podcast great way to pick up on the language and great chemistry.
This is a very nice podcast for learning Japanese and Japanese culture, it is very informative and packed with information!
Even though I have studied Japanese on my own off and on for over 20 years, I find the small details in each podcast very helpful. I also appreciate the casual approach and personal touches that Alex, Ami-sensei and guests bring to the podcast. This podcast is a great way to pass the time during a train commute. Keep it up please!
I studied Japanese for two years at university and I wish I had this podcast.
I’m pleasantly surprised to see this podcast continues to exist. I first started listening in 2010(Alex & Beb), before going to Japan to meet my future in-laws. I found the show to be super helpful. My studies fell off when I returned to America, but after a nine year hiatus I’m excited to study again.
Recently, after taking a few Japanese course online, I soon realized that, for me, I needed to learn at a slower, more pragmatic pace that provided even more context and that made the learning fun and interesting (and no stress). This is exactly what I get from Learn Japanese Pod! This 60 year old feels like he’s 40 something!! My improvement is noticeable and I can’t get enough. Thank you little green monster!!
I listened to this podcast on my way to take the JLPT N4. It was a relaxed fun way to study on my 8 hour drive!
Hello, I've been studying Japanese for the past 6 years, and this podcast is by far the best, both in terms of palatability and content. I've been cycling through each lesson (one podcast twice a day,) over and over, and it's always a joy to be able to understand more each time around. I doubt I would've been able to do this with a less edutaining podcast. Recently, to prepare better for my upcoming move, I've been adding LJP words and phrases to my evergrowing Anki deck. I'm actually moving in or around the Kyushu area in a few months, and wanted to ask if there was any specific dialect over there as opposed to standard. There is a lot of information about Osakaben, but none of my Japanese penpals have been able to given me a straight answer concerning this. PS, I am actually a fan of extreme metal, and have no doubt that, with some practice, Ami could easily join her Japanese brethren and sisteren in Coffins, Self Deconstruction, and, of course, Butcher ABC, among other lovely Japanese bands. Thanks for everything guys, へー(マジ)?
This podcast has really allowed me to learn while having fun! I especially enjoyed Alex's discussion about the geo-political climate of Palestine. there is a LOT of information to absorb. In addition, make sure to have a notebook, pencil, and calculator ready so you can finish the homework on time! Love the podcast!!
This is a great podcast that breaks down the language being discussed in a fun and insightful way. Alex and Ami have an excellent rapport which makes the listener feel like they are part of the conversation. Whether listening for the first time or multiple times to reinforce the language, the vibe is fresh thanks to the well-presented content. Highly recommended!
I found this nice podcast on Spotify. I am even listening to it while reviewing it. I don’t know how my Japanese will progress after that, but I cannot always read a book so the learning mixed with conversation makes the listening less drowsy. I can’t wait to listen to more of your chit chat (so far I am on the 8th track but so far so interesting). Keep it up!
I listen to this podcast every morning since I’ve discovered it! I am a half japanese girl and my family has all moved to japan. I grew up in Utah and ever since I moved out of my parents house, my japanese is slipping. So this is an easy and fun way to listen to dialogue and learn! It helps me get conversation flow going and learn new lingo I did not know from my parents. Please keep doing good work!
This is one of the most helpful resources for learning Japanese that I’ve come across. I don’t leave many reviews but I just had to leave one for this podcast as it has helped me so much in only a few episodes. Love the hosts, Alex and Ami. The show is funny and engaging . What I Love most is the layout of the lessons. Easy to follow and entertaining. Thank you for the time and love put into the content!
I am just starting my journey into learning Japanese after a lifetime of enjoying anime. Looking for the top rated podcasts, this one came up and I’m so happy it did. I listen on my 1hr bus commute twice a day and I feel like Alex and Ami are riding with me having a great time.
Love this podcast. I always listen to this on the bus. Very informative and hilarious! I’m an English learner, too. It is so helpful. どうもありがとうございます
Perhaps the best Japanese learning podcast I came across so far. Great job!
These podcasts have definitely improved my learning process in Japanese, I love it. Very informative and funny at times, love it! Definitely recommend it.
This podcast is great! I’ve been using DuoLingo in conjunction with this podcast and it’s amazing. It’s great to hear the conversation and I love how you break it down. Massively helpful! Thank you!!!


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I listen to this podcast on Spotify, which I’m very grateful that it’s available on. This podcast is absolutely wonderful!! They are very funny, very informative, and very willing to help. They break down sentences and words to help listeners understand, not to mention they use everyday conversations. Love this podcast with all my heart!!
This podcast is excellent to listen to while at work to pick up a few things, and later on you can visit the website to access the resources available for each episode so that you can really study and solidify the learning you did. The whole operation is an amazing resource that is totally flexible and teaches you real USEFUL/COMMON words and grammar. If you wanna do some intense studying or pick up some phrases as you go about your day, this podcast/website is for you
Love the series and look forward to all new episodes. But I think you should assume that listeners have gone through older podcasts. For example the latest podcast, if the listener is still not familiar with “が好き” then I think it‘ s their responsibility to research it. Also it’s tiring to keep hearing “oh how do we explain Yappari” for the 100th time. I hope you find this review constructive. I think continuity will help intermediate learners, which I feel is the audience of this podcast, advance faster. Other than that, thanks for continuously providing creative content!!