Kanji Cheat Sheet: Buying and Selling on Mercari, Rakuma, and PayPay Furima
Every time I visit a thrift shop in Japan, I’m shocked at the amazing quality of the second-hand products, and all for just a few yen! Nobody will want to buy poor quality used goods, no matter the price. This means second-hand shops have to keep their quality standard in order to survive, but most people in Japan typically take good care of the goods they buy in the first place.With such market potential for used goods, it wasn’t long before you could buy or sell in just a few taps on your smartphone. The Japanese term for this type of app is called フリマアプリ, a contraction of flea (フリ), market ...
4 Mobile Apps to Study for the JLPT N5
The most challenging part about writing a series on the best mobile apps to studying for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) isn’t finding the applications to download — but rather wading through them! I was surprised by the sheer amount of applications available specifically targeted toward the JLPT, but one thing was certain: they all felt derivative of one another. I realize it’s no small feat to create a new way to study for a dry standardized test, but surely there has to be a “best” way — even if they can’t “gamify” studying Japanesefor these standardized tests..I started my hu...