Q.1 How can I download the textbook for "Easy Japanese"?
Access the download page. Follow the instructions on the page to download the textbook. The textbook can also be downloaded from the lesson page.
Q.2 What kind of lessons and learning tools are available on the website?
There are 48 lessons where you can learn various expressions in a drama-like setting. In addition, there are also Japanese syllabaries, vocabulary quiz, lessons about grammar by a Japanese language expert and an introduction on onomatopoeic words.
Q.3 I cannot access "Easy Japanese" on the website because of the poor Internet environment.
"Easy Japanese" is broadcast as a radio program on NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. Please click here for details about the time and frequency.
Q.4 There is something about the Japanese that I do not understand. Will I hear from you if I email my question?
"Easy Japanese" does not provide a service where it responds to individual emails or letters. We will respond to queries either through the NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN program or on this website. Please use this mail form to send your queries.
Q.5 Do you have any radio programs or websites where I can review previous lessons and test my Japanese language skills?
We provide "Review: Make Your Choice!" in our radio program and website. The segment allows you to go over lessons in a quiz format. Our website also offers "Vocabulary List & Quiz", in which you can review expressions that appear in lessons.
Q.6 Do you have any app of "Easy Japanese"?
We have no app dedicated to "Easy Japanese". But NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN provides an app through which you can listen to the most recent lesson.
Q.7 I would like to have a Japanese pen pal. Can you introduce me to somebody?
That is not part of NHK WORLD's service.
Q.8 Do you issue certificates to prove that I have completed the lessons?
No, we do not issue certificates of any sort related to "Easy Japanese".