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A 3 foot horror story +

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A real Hello Kitty +

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Kids vs Zombies +

So, Andrea subliminally tricked me into purchasing Left 4 Dead on Steam, and I have been enjoying playing it for the past few days now. Funnily enough, I have to play Louis everytime I play online because well… my real name is Louis and I’m African-American. You may be wondering what zombies have to do […]

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Ichi the Killer Bento +

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Naoto Fukasawa’s Fruit Juice +

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Mini Nikon SLR in Japanese candy +

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Space Invaders Bank +

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My Japanese Coach +

My Japanese Coach Nintendo DS

For those of you learning Japanese, and own a Nintendo DS, good news. Ubisoft, maker of the Spanish and French versions of My Word Coach have chosen Japanese as their next installment.

My Japanese Coach will be released on September 16, 2008.  Kotaku caught the title being given a rating by the ESRB. This usually happens just before the game is about to be formally announced.

This will help the overall plan of the Japanese government to spark interest in learning Japanese after it has begun to see competition from Chinese and other Asian languages. In the next 3 years, the Japanese government hopes to see 100 new Japanese learning schools (currently only at 10).

Click here to pre-order My Japanese Coach! If you’re learning Kanji on your DS, you may also want to check out Beautiful Kanji Training.

Via Kotaku.

8 Responses to “My Japanese Coach”

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    andreyNo Gravatar Says:

    hola
    amm.. eta pagina esta como chida
    ammm wow creo q soy el uniko q he escrito en español xD
    los felizito etc etc
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    JamaipaneseNo Gravatar Says:

    just got this today :D

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    alNo Gravatar Says:

    Don’t get your hopes up too high. You’ll learn some Japanese in this game but you’ll also be frustrated at times. For a thorough review see http://traveljapanblog.com/wordpress/tag/my-japanese-coach/

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    Jeff StapleNo Gravatar Says:

    Found it on Amazon as well. I can’t wait until it comes out. I need more structure to my Japanese training and I hoping this “game” will provide it.

    On a related note, I miss the days when JapanesePod101 was free. I learn so much from that podcast.

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    Kawairashii hikariNo Gravatar Says:

    You should look on Amazon for it… their release dates are always right, btw its in Sept. 08

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    wormgearNo Gravatar Says:

    Oh man!! This makes me want to get a DS!

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    JamaipaneseNo Gravatar Says:

    definitely can’t wait for this title to be out!

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