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.

I can't get the audio download to play after I save it

Konnichiwa I right click the link and save it, but when I go to play it, it doesnt play.. Can anyone help me? Arigato!

2 replies - Last post by CatPanda - September 8, 2010

Lesson 1.8 is not available for me anymore

Hello, I have started my rocket Japanese course this week and today I got a huge problem: Lesson "1.8 Talking about What You Like or Don\'t Like" is not available anymore... That happened just after I finished the quiz. The link for the lesson...

3 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - September 6, 2010

Lesson Confusion

For the lessons 1:10 - 1:13 I am a little confused. I have gone over the lessons and there does not seem to be any quizzes for those lessons. Yet it shows an uncompleted quiz score. Should I ignore it, or are there quizzes I am unaware of?

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - August 26, 2010

Japanese Comedy Series?

こんいちわ I was wondering if anyone here knows of a comedy series about a sushi chef's son who follows in his father's footsteps as a sushi chef? I'm not sure but I think it's called "Oishii" or something like that. This sushi chef has "fish...

0 replies - Last post by yanagi - August 22, 2010

A few *culture* language questions

I've been studying Japanese for around a year from my home. I understand grammar ( so far anyway... yikes!), I'm learning vocabulary...but there are some things textbooks don't tell you! First off, my name is Bridget, or ブリジットis katakana (I hope! I say i...

5 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - August 16, 2010

Motivation Center Feedback

Hello Rocket Languages! I just wanted to give you a big thumbs up on the Motivation Center idea! When I was going through earlier lessons and learning everything in the beginning this would have been very helpful (although then again, when I began premiu...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - July 22, 2010

Some questions, and what about an iPad app?

I just bought the course and I'm looking forward to starting some of the instructions. One question is that there apparently are 31 lessons but I only see 7 or 8 sections in both stage 1 and 2. Do some of those sections have more than one lesson? And I...

1 reply - Last post by CatPanda - July 4, 2010

script errors

Hey all, I need some help. Rocket Japanese was working fine a few days ago on my computer, but when the MyVocab option became available, I get script errors that prevent me from seeing the courses. Can any one give me some hints to solve this problem? I...

3 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - June 23, 2010

I want to get a refund and terminate my membership, how?


1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - June 20, 2010

Umm, original lessons gone?

Hi, I was on lesson 4 of Rocket Japanese, the original one, and when I purchased Rocket Japanese Premium. Now my previous one I purchased is now *gone*. Is there any way I can get it back? I also purchased the six day course and was hoping for a refund...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - June 16, 2010


Here's a few thoughts. Many say to learn a language, you have to be there. In the country. Many like me don't have this privilege, nor the money for private lessons. However, an audio course and personal help + on forums seems like the next best thing, ...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - May 9, 2010


I am new to RL Japanese and was wandering if anyone could recommend any japanese voice chat sites. It's hard to learn when you dont use the language in real time situations, I've found myself merely repeating words to try and memorize them. If anyone else...

1 reply - Last post by CatPanda - April 21, 2010


So the local university, University of Wisconsin, is currently showing two kabuki plays today and I got to watch it thanks to the generosity of the kind lady who basically is helping me through the application, preparation and more processes of my foreign...

4 replies - Last post by CatPanda - April 9, 2010

A Very Awesome Japanese Band

I found a fantasic Japanese band on youtube the other day! The name of the band is "JAM Project." I've listened to a couple of thir songs but so far "GONG" is my favorite song in the band. So, has anyone ever heard of them? If you have...

0 replies - Last post by r_folsom - April 3, 2010

Tips for Katakana in MegaJapanese program

I know some people probably want to quiz themselves on katakana, right? but there's only MegaHiragana on the program...well until they update, I have done it myself. You'll need to know how to get the keyboard lay out for Japanese Katakana. Just go to M...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - March 29, 2010

Allergies (preparing the trip)

こんばんは! I almost forgot that I have to ask you a very important question regarding my trip to Japan. I'm allergic to anything that goes in a pod and the pod itself (peas and beans), aspirin, and most important, to fava beans. Could you please give me so...

3 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - March 28, 2010

MegaCards - Errors

Generalized topic name for use in the future ^^. I know these cards are randomized so I am including an image. I have noticed in the MegaCards - Beginners game there is an error in the translation in one of the cards. the card says kuchi = kuchi instea...

6 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - March 8, 2010

lost in translation

I heard some words in Japanese but I can't quite figure out what they mean: kyoushi, katte, haite, kite, plus the members of the family - musume, musuko, otou, okaa, ryoushin, goshujin, oku, otouto, imouto, kyoudai, shimai and haha. Now, please correct me...

3 replies - Last post by ashwinr - March 4, 2010

Language school in Japan?

I was wondering what you guys think of Language school. I want to go to Japan for 6-12 weeks to follow a language course. I hope that by being around Japanese people and the language learning will go even more quickly. I already know quite a few words but...

1 reply - Last post by CatPanda - March 4, 2010



1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - February 25, 2010

Name, better in kanji or katakana?. Use of seals in Japan.

こにちは! First I would like to thank you for this great course. I'm very happy that I'm going to 日本 Japan this summer. やった! Anyway, I would like to ask you a question. I'm a black belt and I have my own seal 印 with my name, so I can stamp diplomas or certif...

5 replies - Last post by asparria - February 25, 2010

Japanese newsletters

Hello I purchased Rocket Japanese about four months ago but have not received any of the newsletters and I am just wondering why ? I receive newsletters from Rocket Spanish and Chinese, two language programs that I ended up not purchasing and yet they st...

2 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - February 17, 2010

Gender Differences? (pronunciations)

Konnichiwa! I am currently beginning to learn Japanese and when I mentioned "shitte imasu = I know " to my fiance and wrote a phonetic down for imasu (ee moss) he told me that his brother (who is currently residing in Japan) said that women hav...

4 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - February 14, 2010

Rocket Japanese & JLPT

Konnichiwa. I am just wondering if you finish the Rocket Japanese preimium course, what kind of proficiency level is equivalent to the Japanese language proficiency test? Will I be able to pass JLPT4 level? thanks in advance.

3 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - February 7, 2010

Hello! New Member

Konnichiwa! I just wanted to say "hello" and introduce myself - I'm Rob and decided after a couple of years solidly studying "geek" stuff (I am a software engineer), I've decided I need to spent more time doing fun stuff. :) Learni...

7 replies - Last post by Brendan - January 20, 2010

W00T! Foreign Exchange to Japan!

I just got told by my foreign exchange program that I've been assigned to Japan! YATTA! Seriously I'm pumped and excited to get the opportunity to live in Japan for a year starting in August. Sayaka, is there any extra tips you might have for me to help...

2 replies - Last post by CatPanda - January 13, 2010


Now I just got back, so maybe it was already done.. But I was learning in my game about "bases" for Japanese...Base1-5, te, and ta. What makes the iku and kuru verbs irregular are because their bases are different...I noticed that Rocket Japane...

14 replies - Last post by K73SK - December 30, 2009

how do i return this for a full refund?

i dont like this software, how can i get my money back???? how do i return this, i cant find a way. thanks

1 reply - Last post by K73SK - December 30, 2009

art supplies in Japan - watercolor

I am in Kanazawa Japan as I write this, visiting a non-Japanese friend. My sister paints in watercolor, and has asked me to look for a nice Japanese watercolor painting, or maybe any special watercolor painting supplies (brushes, etc.) that might be spec...

1 reply - Last post by CatPanda - December 9, 2009


Konnichiwa, hajime mashite. Watashi no namae wa Freddie desu. I am new to RJ and enjoying it very much! :mrgreen: I would like to travel to Japan in 1-2 years time on a working holiday visa which allows you to stay for up to a year. Do you know what ...

2 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - November 30, 2009

ふ (hu, fu) Video

Hey, The video showing how to write ふ is not showing for me at http://members.rocketlanguages.com/japanese/grammar-and-culture/2-6-how-do-i-get-there-where-is-it/149 I am using firefox. I do not know if the issue is with me or the server. Thanks.

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - November 30, 2009

I'm back to learn

I kind of had a moment (maybe a month) of where I just stopped studying Japanese...for some reason. Must have overloaded, lol. Anyway, I'm going to be spending at least an hour per day to get back into the move. Going to review over old work, my old save...

2 replies - Last post by K73SK - November 26, 2009

Taki Japanese Restaraunt

I just got home a little bit ago from eating at a Taki Japanese Restaraunt. The food is so great.Eeven the sushi was great. It came in some lunch box special, like a tray in a box. It had Japanese dumplings, rice, salad and some kind of dressing, shrimp t...

3 replies - Last post by CatPanda - November 2, 2009

Virtual Call Teacher 24/7

Konnichiwa! What's this thing about calling a teacher 24/7? Do I have to use it everyday as if you would a normal school or something?

6 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - October 28, 2009

Rocket Japanese Platinum Version

Where can you get the Platinum version of Rocket Japanese?

2 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - October 28, 2009

Updated newlsetter 2

Hi all, have a look at members newsletter number 2, we have just updated it. Simply click on the link in your email and it will take you straight to the new version. :D

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

Premium Plus & Platinum

こんばんは! First of all iv just brought the Premium plus 2CD from the "check out" section, and would like to know more about what this includes. Also what is included in the Platinum version. and now for some random questions.. how do you actuall...

2 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - October 28, 2009

You CAN use Japanese characters in your Forum posts

You CAN use Japanese characters in your Forum posts, but you'll need to have a language pack installed on your computer. The language pack will allow you to change the language you want to type in and also the "input mode," so you can insert ...

4 replies - Last post by CatPanda - October 18, 2009

Quizes for lessons 1.10 to 1.13

Konnichiwa! I was wondering if there were quizes for lessons 1.10 through 1.13. I ran through the first few but didn't see any, and it says that those lessons are not complete. I just wanted to make sure that I'm not missing anything. Arigatō gozaimas...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - September 23, 2009

Quizzes & Game good, but need more?

I love the fact that Rocket Japanese has quizzes, tests, and the game to help teach Japanese. But what if there were things that the rocket japanese team could actualy grade to see if someone knew what they were doing? Or create a program that was accurat...

5 replies - Last post by K73SK - September 13, 2009


Hi, There is a typo for the Audio Lesson 6.1 Page [i wish it was so] :lol: [attachment=0:2yya26zt]<!-- ia0 -->RJ Typo.jpg<!-- ia0 -->[/attachment:2yya26zt]

5 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - August 30, 2009


Hello, I have a little question. Here in Germany there are various dialects, some are even so terrible that I don't understand them properly. Is it the same in Japan? I can partially understand anime and japanese shows but I'd like to know if I can rel...

17 replies - Last post by ihatomi - August 27, 2009

I like the newer layout you have!

Hey RJ team, Just wanted to say that the slightly different layout you have now looks cool! Also is a lot easier/convenient with the tabs instead of the drop down menus keep up the good work I can't begin to describe how awesome it looks to see that you ...

1 reply - Last post by CatPanda - August 24, 2009

Anyone else having trouble with MegaGames ?

Hi, I just downloaded the games link ( as well as Suffit Expander... I'm on a Mac) and tho' it looks ok and downloads fine, when I hit the go button in any of the games, I receive a message saying that I haven't selected any boxes ( topics ) to play. ...

2 replies - Last post by CatPanda - July 29, 2009


Hello Have you ever given any thought to making a JLPT course? I study this now but if you know any specific JLPT course i'd like to know. Thanks

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - July 12, 2009

Ohayo gozaimasu

I am new here, and had to say how much I am enjoying the audio course so far. My brother started learning Japanese and asked if I wanted to learn with him, and in that moment I couldn't think of a good reason not to. So I have enjoyed your lessons for alm...

2 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - July 5, 2009

For the Linux users :]

I have gotten into a new operating system called Linux. I know there are a few people out there that will never use windows, and actually stay with Linux. I was just wondering, if there was any chance Rocket Japanese will make a compatibility of MegaJapan...

7 replies - Last post by CatPanda - June 25, 2009

がきのつかいはおもしろいですよ!(Gaki no Tsukai is extremely funny!)

皆さんこんにちは! Recently I've come across a very interesting Japanese Television series called "Gaki no Tsukai". Pretty much a group of Japanese comedians must take on the roll of some common job or position and go a day without laughing. Sounds sim...

0 replies - Last post by CatPanda - June 24, 2009

Premium plus?

Will this be back when I am done with all my lessons for the normal premium lessons? I wont need it for a few months, but I would still ilke to know..... and for a random question : does "iri guchi" actually mean "gate entrance?" how ...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - June 21, 2009

New user

konnichiha! I'm new here and I'd just thought I'd stop by and say hello to everyone. This course looks brilliant and I cant wait to start learning to speak this wonderful language, for my all time goal is to head out to Japan, either in 2010 or 2011 to b...

2 replies - Last post by CatPanda - June 12, 2009

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