Excellent value and I much prefer to order direct from the Japan Shop as Patreon is awkward and seems slow to respond.
Subscribing to the Makoto magazine happened to be one of the absolute best steps in my Japanese studies. The running gloss and grammar comments in the Readers, that are part of the Makoto magazine contents, give you an opportunity to understand and learn a lot about the Japanese language and grammar. To study the language through coherent texts in the Makoto Readers is an excellent supplement to the otherwise necessary vocabulary and sentence drilling. But what I appreciate most is the highly educational and very interesting contents of the magazine. It gives you insights into the language, the culture and the history of Japan. Really, “The Fun Japanese Not Found in Textbooks”, as the cover of the magazine states. I couldn’t agree more.
Thank you for an incredibly interesting reading!
The Makoto Japanese e-Zine 1 Year Subscription I bought from the Japan Shop is a tremendous value of the highest quality. I can, as a student of Japanese, who has attended Meio University in Japan, categorically recommend the material from the Japan Shop and especially the Makoto Japanese e-Zine Magazine for helping me. Thanks to Clay and Yumi. I am very grateful for all you do so well to help others enjoy the Japanese language and wonderful culture of Japan.