Podcasts for Learning Japanese

Learn important vocabulary and breakdown an example sentence using that vocabulary word. For beginners to upper beginners. Makoto+ members get vocabulary notes and sound files.

New episodes every Thursday

Listen to Yumi talk about... whatever she wants to talk about. Makoto+ members get extra show notes including full transcripts and key vocabulary. For upper beginners to intermediates.

New episodes every Monday

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