Beginner Tips that Helped Me Learn Japanese Quickly and Sustainably

Nara at night

I moved to Tokyo in March of 2016, without much of a plan. I basically wanted to learn about Japanese language and culture to my heart’s content, and then see where life would take me.

In December 2018, after some of the most arduous years of study my life (way worse than my Master’s degree), I passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)…