Welcome to Makoto, a digital magazine for learners of Japanese. 

Whether you are just starting out or have a lot of experience under your obi, Makoto will surely please the lover of Japan and Japanese.

Enjoy articles on Japanese grammar, kanji, culture, haiku, and art. Each issue also includes two complete short stories with definitions, grammar explanations, and two MP3s of each story (normal speed and slower). One story is for beginners and one is for upper beginners to intermediates.

Yumi and I (Clay) hope you will enjoy this inaugural issue of Makoto. Please remember, the newer issues are bigger and better. Since launching two years ago, we have added more content and value to each issue. So, feel free to click the button below to download the PDF, ePub, Kindle MOBI, and MP3 sound files free of charge. Or you can access all of the content here online below the button.

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In this Issue...


Laughs, Jokes, Riddles, and Puns

Japanese Proverb

Prefecture Spotlight

語源 Etymology

Phrase of the Day

Ukyo-e, the Art of the Floating World

Kanji Spotlight

Grammar Time

Japanese Pronouns

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