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,