This is great! You get the stories, translations, extra explanations of context, plus audio with both fast and slow pronunciation. I have been interested in Japanese for some time, and this has gotten me motivated to learn more than ever. You only need to have learned the hiragana syllabary more or less to get started. Plus, it's a lot more interesting to read these stories than only learning from textbooks or apps.
I have a BA in Japanese but have forgotten so much over the years. I've been wanting to get back into re-learning the language and ran across The Japan Shop.
I love the way everything is broken down and explained in everyday plain English. Which makes it much easier for me to review what I already knew (and have forgotten!). Clay and Yumi have done an amazing job putting all this together. I wish The Japan Shop had existed during my college days. I would have learned so much more!
No others words. All EXCELLENT! Keep going!
It breaks down every sentence, highlights grammar points, comes along with MP3 for correct pronunciation in a fast and slow pace. Highly reccomended, I've been looking for some content like this, for a while.
All other language learning courses should be like this. Thank you so much for creating all these and also the other stuffs on your website!