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Niko

Yo! I'm Niko, the founder of NihongoShark. I'm also a Japanese translator, writer, and all-around language nerd.

I created this site to help as many people master Japanese (any language, really) as possible.

Uh, what else? Well... I live in Tokyo, Bangkok, Sapporo, Saigon, San Diego, Tokyo, Chiang Mai, Portland, Oregon! So if anyone wants to meet up for a refreshing nama beer, I'm probably down for that. Or a coffee. Learning Japanese is tricky-tikki-tavi. But we're in this together. ファイト!

Good luck with your studies!

Niko

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October 4, 2017
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August 13, 2018
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October 5, 2017
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August 30, 2015
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October 5, 2017
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October 10, 2017
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October 11, 2017
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October 25, 2017
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Why You're Not Making Progress In Your Language Studies

Why You're Not Making Progress In Your Language Studies

This week, I got an email from a reader having a problem that I myself have struggled with many times:
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October 16, 2017
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October 25, 2017
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November 2, 2017
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October 16, 2017
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October 26, 2017
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November 14, 2017
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Hacking the Kanji: 2,200 Kanji in 97 Days

Hacking the Kanji: 2,200 Kanji in 97 Days

Be warned: this post on how to learn the kanji easily and remember them is very long.
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November 15, 2017
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December 29, 2017
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November 21, 2017
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