Hi, my name is Tae Kim. I’m the creator of the site: Guide to Learning Japanese.
I write my thoughts on learning Japanese, Chinese, and Korean here. The focus will still be on useful information for those learning Japanese while posts about Chinese and Korean will be more from a learner’s point of view since that’s what I am. (Not to say that I’m not still learning Japanese.)
For many very good reasons that I won’t go into here, I do not and never will use romaji. So if you are completely new to Japanese, I suggest you start by learning Hiragana and Katakana at the following pages:
If you need help reading the Kanji, I recommend using a tool like rikaichan. If you need help reading the Hanzi, perapera-kun is a similar tool for Chinese. You can see a list of such tools under “Free Learning Tools” on my Links page.
Here is the feed for this blog to save you from having to check the site all the time.
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If you have any questions, suggestions for posts, or want to go drinking in the Seattle area, don’t hesitate to email me at taekim.japanese AT gmail.com or you could just post a comment here too.