(Lea)rning Japanese

This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2004-01-21) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

So, I'd like to learn Japanese. I'd also like to learn Gaelic, and Latin, and take acting lessons and... there's something else that The Evil Schmoo and I both want to take classes for. I can't recall what it is now.

Anyway, I was looking on Peter Payne's web page (he's the guy who also runs J-list), and that got me bounced around to a number of books from his Amazon links page, and I've got quite the game plan lined up, methinks. I'd also like to take a real live Japanese course at some point as well, and I figure I can keep up on things with various manga and anime in Japanese.

But, I digress...

I also found on Peter's page, this list of quotes, mostly from his ESL students, but this one from his gaijin friend Max really brings up a unique point:

American porn has bad background music, Japanese porn dosen't. I think we could tell a lot about the difference between the two cultures if we could figure out what that means.

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