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6 Videos (28m)
    • Learn Katakana Introduction

    • Materials needed

    • Reading Katakana

    • Katakana page 1

    • Katakana page 2

    • Using Katakana

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About This Class

Want to learn Japanese? Join Miko, a Tokyo resident, and learn the very basics to the Japanese language. 

In this class, you will learn Katakana. Katakana is the angular writing system used to simulate foreign words, onomatopoeia, and give emotional emphasis in manga. Since it is one of the trickiest writing systems in Japanese, it's best to learn this first. 

Miko, a Japanese-American, graduated with a major in Japanese, and has been living in Japan since 2009. 


38 of 38 students recommendSee All

This class was so helpful! Miko does such a good job explaining things.
It's a very funny way to learn a bit of japanese! I loved the Pop Corn one hahaha
its easy to understand for beginners.





Miko Hayashi

Language is another world of its own.

Hello everyone! Thank you for your interest in my classes.

I am a half-Japanese American, who majored in the Japanese language. I've been living in Japan since 2009, and I use Japanese in my daily life.

I wanted to share with you how to write Japanese. When learning a language, writing is the key to learning. When you write, you are writing memories into your brain.

First, let's start at the basics. Begin with the katakana course as an introduction. Usually, hiragana is...

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