Japanese Feedback and Comments

If you have some questions or want to share some feedback about your course, there’s a good chance a fellow learner has had the same idea! You can take a look at some of the latest posts to see if your question has already been answered, or share your thoughts with the Rocket Japanese teachers and learners by posting a new conversation.

Preventing these bots...

I was thinking that we should really have a confirmation picture before letting posts be made. For example, every time I want to submit a post, it shows a picture of 5 random letters and I have to type them correctly to have the post submitted. They have...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - March 3, 2009

No Gaijin

Is it true about this "No Gaijin" stuff. I heard some, well allot of rumors about it. So I'm asking is "No Gaijin" real? P.S. if you don't have any, or enough experience with Japan, then please don't comment.

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - January 20, 2009

Ink

how do I (or do I?) clean the Suzuri/inkstone when I'm done writing, because if I dump the ink in the sink, then I feel that I'm wasting alot of it.

6 replies - Last post by vyre22607 - December 30, 2008

changing my answering machine :)

I wanted to change my answering machine for my cell phone to Japanese, but need some clarification for it first. A translation would be awesome! :D English : I am not here right now, so please leave a message, thanks! All I know is here = koso I am = de...

7 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - December 14, 2008

Moving to Japan questions.

Well to start off, I found out how difficult it can be to make a decision in moving there permanently. My girlfriend said she doesn't want to live there permanently, but she would be ok for mabye one to two years...so here's my question: How can I get a...

8 replies - Last post by K73SK - November 10, 2008

Concerns over Japan

Well I have been reading some news on Japan, and it looks like there could possibly be relationship problems in the future between U.S. and Japan, and I was hoping this wouldn't cause us to be unable to visit the country at least... But I was talking to ...

2 replies - Last post by K73SK - November 10, 2008

Regarding studying abroad

first I would like to say taht the more Rocket Japanese course is great. I am learning allot of new words everytime I listen to it. I never have enough time in a day to compelte a lesson a day but I am slowly getting there. After finishing the original ...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - November 2, 2008

audio mismatch 6.4/6.5

Hello, This is about a slight differnce in the audio lessons. I just noticed a deviation on the review part of 6.4 in 6.5 lessons. It's on the statement "ashita no koto wo kakunin shitai dake desu kedo" which is being said by Kenny. In the revie...

4 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - November 2, 2008

Transcript for Bonus Audio (RJ)

Minnasan konnichiwa :) , I've noticed that there are no Transcript PDF for Bonus Audio in RJ, the ones that provide lessons for Body, Numbers, Colors .. etc. Would be great if there is a transcript PDF for them and will RJ make a transcript PDF for the...

2 replies - Last post by sylvian14 - October 29, 2008

why not in PSP/DS?

Hello, just to let you know that I'm really enjoying every bit of this wonderful japanese tutorial. One suggestion though is why not make this tutorial portable? With the widespread use of PSP and DS lite I think it's worth buying the software... More po...

3 replies - Last post by sylvian14 - October 23, 2008

Advanced Rocket Japanese course release date

I understand that an advanced Rocket Japanese course will be released some time this year. Has a release date been decided yet? I'm looking forward to taking my knowledge of Japanese further!

6 replies - Last post by Romell-B - October 16, 2008

Pronunciation help

I'm a recent member and greatly enjoying the course. But I'm a little confused about pronuciations I hear, by native speakers, particularly of certain consonants. Specifically: it seems that g, as in ga, is often pronounced as ng - or even just n. For exa...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - October 7, 2008

Old Forum vs. New Forum

In another post I said the new forum looks cooler. Having said that, I should also say that I think the old one was a bit easier to use / read. Dochira ga yoroshii deska?

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - October 5, 2008

name

If your a westerner living in Japan for say....college or such, should you write your name in Japanese characters or regular roman characters?

5 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - September 28, 2008

JLPT course please!!!

Have you guys ever thought about creating a package on passing the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) I would buy this in a second if it could help prepare me for the test and then you could always create new packages for the other levels this woul...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - September 25, 2008

My name in Japanese

Hi :D When I go to Japan later this year and I introduce myself, should I simply pronounce my name as I normally would or attempt to pronounce it as a Japanese person would. I know how to pronounce your name is the probably the least important language...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - September 25, 2008

furigana

I think that since it is soooooo important for people to recognize how important kanji, and its pronunciation, you should use furigana (振り仮名) the Rocket Japanese courses. plus it will seem more like a real life experience and emersion into the language, s...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - September 23, 2008

Bonus Audio Link not there ????

Konnichiwa, Good day ... << My apologies if this is not the place to enquire about this issue >> :) I've noticed this link is not available in the Rocket Japanese Downloads section or it could be somewhere else, perhaps ?? http://www.roc...

2 replies - Last post by sylvian14 - September 23, 2008

I have come back from Japan

konnichiwa mina san I have to say thank you very much for producing such amazing japanese lessons. I used everything that was taught in the rocket japanese interactive audio course. Also, I learnt so much more japanese by being in Japan and surrounding m...

2 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - September 22, 2008

just came back from Japan

konnichiwa mina san I have come back from Japan and it has been the greatest time of my life. Everything that I learnt from Rocket Japanese was extremly helpful for me. I went to Tokyo and Kyoto and they are both amazing. Tokyo is crazy, Kyoto is beautif...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - September 17, 2008

How commonly is anime aired in japan?

To be more specific about my question, are there any anime only T.V. channels in Japan? Is it pretty common for someone with cable/satellite to have channels with nothing but pure anime (i.e. no live action or shows with actual people)? And if there is,...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - September 4, 2008

Children's TV Show?

In the United States we have shows like Sesame Street and others that help you learn to sound out english words correctly. Is there any Japanese tv shows for children that help them learn to speak? I may be 36yrs old but I would sit down and watch childre...

3 replies - Last post by (deleted) - August 29, 2008

Slick new Forum!

:o Yo This new forum design is very interesting. Looks much cooler ! 8) Good Job!

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - September 1, 2008

Recommended Jpananese Films?

Seeing as I'm living in Wales with a total of ZERO of my friends learning Japanese with me, my only exposure to the language is through films. Problem is of course, that I have no knowledge of Japanese films except for a few Martial arts dvds and (My f...

3 replies - Last post by n_soufiani - August 26, 2008

silly question hehe

I am very very excited about going to Japan and I am now prepared!! I have a silly question! When I am in japan, I might want to get myself a Japanese girlfriend so she can show me around Japan! It doesn't have to be a relationship but a Japanese gi...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - August 24, 2008

money, money o kane!

Konnichiwa! As some of you probably know, I am going to Japan. I have most of my preperations done. All that is left is money. I heard that japan is more comfortable with cash than card. The problem is, i want to take £1500 cash with me which is 3...

2 replies - Last post by n_soufiani - August 21, 2008

The best place for learning Japanese

I want to say hontoni domo arigato gozaimashta! This forum is an absolutly amazing place to learn japanese. rljapan is very helpful and I want to say domo arigato gozaimshta for all the help you have give. I have learnt soooo much japanese beca...

4 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - August 21, 2008

twin

i have an older brother (22 in the marines) and a twin (16) So i was wondering what you would call your twin in japanese? nii-san?

3 replies - Last post by (deleted) - August 19, 2008

Rocket Jpanese Part 1 in japanese

In the first sentence of lesson 1.3 (O sushi wa suki desu ka?) is incorrect, the WA should be GA. ga comes before, suki, wakarimasu, jouzu. just to name a few Lesson 1.1 ... Basic Introductions Sayaka: こんにちは ...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - August 17, 2008

nagoya

I am going to Japan and I have all my traditional japanese inn booked. I wanted to go to hiroshima but it is too far so I am going to Nagoya instead. What should I see in Nagoya? Are there any beautifle places I should go to in Nagoya? Domo ariga...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - August 17, 2008

perfume wa kiita kotoga arimasuka?

perfume wa kiita kotoga arimasuka? hontoni sugoi yo! a chan wa tottemo kawaii des yo! sorreni nocchi wa daisuki des!! kashiyuka mo kire des yo! nihhon dewa perfume wa tottemo ninki des! love the world uta wa tottemo sugoi des yo!!

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - August 14, 2008

tongue twister?

Do they have tongue twisters in Japanese?

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - August 14, 2008

plan for trip to japan

Hi, I am heading to Japan from 1st to 16th september. I want to show you my plans so you can see whether my plan is good or not. 2nd - 5th: In tokyo 5th - 8th: In Kyoto 8th - 11th: In Osaka 11th - 14th: In Hiroshima 14th - 16th In Tokyo I was w...

4 replies - Last post by n_soufiani - August 13, 2008

sneezing

...i think of random things pretty often and i was wondering... what do you say in japan when someone sneezes? or do you even say anything?.....just curious

2 replies - Last post by Raedwolf - August 10, 2008

Download version of lesson 1.1 is not complete?

Konnichiwa, I just got the full download version of this course. I was impressed with the 6 day trial and decided to dive into it. I've made other attempts at learning Japanese and have other materials, so I'm hoping that this will be the real push I n...

2 replies - Last post by DocRaven - August 6, 2008

MegaVocab

I love the megavocab tool, but I've recently noticed that it won't let me delete words or get rid of pictures on words. I mispelled a word on accident so I edited it and instead it created a new word. (now I have a mispelled one AND the right one) Can ...

2 replies - Last post by Reflex - August 4, 2008

hotel in japan

can anybody recommend me a hotel in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka please. I have booked a holiday to japan for 2 weeks starting september 1st. I would prefer a hotel that is very traditionally japanese. I dont mind, as long as its cheap because I want to go e...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - August 3, 2008

Tattoo's and missing fingers, is my visit to Japan doomed?

This isn't a language question but one about Japanese culture. I hope to live and work in Japan as an English teacher hopefully within the next 3 years. The problem is, is I'm very heavily tattooed with traditional Japanese tattoo (most of my upper body a...

2 replies - Last post by Musashi - July 19, 2008

I have finished the audio course

I must say that I am very surprised by how good this course is. I have learnt so much japanese in 3 months it is unbelievable. I used to try and read websites after websites after websites and I learnt no japanese. I took a chance and payed for this a...

3 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - July 17, 2008

Typing in Japanese

I was watching 'Death Note' the movie last night and noticed that when they were typing on a computer and in text messages, they put in some sort of hirigana and then it changed into something shorter when they had finished typing it. What happened? I kn...

5 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - July 16, 2008

Brand New Fude

I recently got a Fude (Japanese Calligraphy brush), and I'm wondering, are the bristles supposed to be hard and stiff, or soft and flexible; and if so, how do I PROPERLY make the bristles soft and flexible?

3 replies - Last post by vyre22607 - July 1, 2008

Japanese Film

Hi I have started Rocket Japanese and find it very informative. One question though, I am an avid Japanese film fan. Will Rocket Japanese be enough for me to translate films or will I have to do a further advanced package? Look forward to your sug...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - June 26, 2008

Rocket Japanese Homepage

I like your product very much, but before I bought it I was a very skeptical because the Website for Rocket Japanese is hard to read. The length and bloated content give it an unprofessional feel since locating information is difficult. I would suggest...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - June 19, 2008

Discrepancy in Lesson 4.4

In lesson 4.4 when Sayaka is referring to Nakamurasan as being very popular, it is said as totemo ninki des, then again as totemo ninki ga arimasu. Which is the correct way to state this? Thanks, I am really enjoying the lessons. Hope they help when I ...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - June 19, 2008

It's been a week >:(

I sent several emails to you, on 5/21 and 5/24, and I still don't have ANY replies. Why's that?

2 replies - Last post by vyre22607 - June 15, 2008

Conversations in Rocket Japanese

I was listening to the conversations, and thought something was amiss. I realized what it was. Pimseular's Japanese conversations are at normal conversation speed. After listening to the conversations on Rocket Japanese I have had problems hearing my tuto...

2 replies - Last post by Raedwolf - June 8, 2008

Downloading the audio files

I cannot download the audio files to my iMac computer, instead the when I click where it says download it opens a new page and a Quciktime player plays the audio instead. Please help :cry:

2 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - April 30, 2008

Help Please! How Do I Use This Thing?!?!

Hello Everyone I'm just curious about what would be the most effective way to use this program to the fullest. I mean, Audio is provided, Grammar newsletters are provided, Interactive Media Games are provided, yet I still feel a little bit lost. When d...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - April 16, 2008

Advanced course?

I'm enjoying the course, actually doing it along with a few other courses as well, and they all seem to complement each other. This one is the most fun, because of the "personal touch". I was wondering if there are any plans for Rocket Langu...

5 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - March 26, 2008

6 day trial course

I just finished the 6 day lessons and I really enjoyed it. Japanese rocks

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - March 12, 2008

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