The 7 Best Japanese Videos for Language Students

The 7 Best Japanese Videos for Language Students


Japanese videos are fantastic to help you practice the skills you’re learning in your Japanese lessons. Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate student, it’s easy to find a video series that suits your needs.

Here are our recommendations for the best videos to help you learn Japanese.

1. JapanesePod101

Set in a classroom, complete with a white board and pointer, this video demonstrates how to introduce yourself in Japanese.

The instructor explains the phrases and pronunciations, and refers to the white board where she has written the phrases in Japanese.

JapanesePod101 has several Japanese videos on YouTube which are great for beginners including 25 Most Common Japanese Phrases and the Top Five Pronunciation Mistakes.

2. JapanSocietyNYC

This video from JapanSocietyNYC will teach you to say key phrases that you will use while traveling.

The word or phrase is displayed on the screen along with a descriptive photo. The instructor pronounces the words three times, and pauses each time to allow you to repeat the phrase.

JapanSocietyNYC offers several beginner-friendly videos to help you practice your Japanese skills between lessons.

3. GenkiJapan.Net

Whether you want to learn Japanese numbers, basic vocabulary, phrases, or fun Japanese facts, the GenkiJapan.Net videos are great for beginners.

Follow Richard, founder of GenkiJapan.Net, in these fun, interactive videos.

4. Learn Japanese From Scratch

Just as the name implies, Learn Japanese From Scratch lets you start with the basics and work your way up.

Tae Kim takes you through a series of easy-to-follow lessons on the writing systems, hiragana, katakana, and kanji, and various aspects of Japanese grammar like nouns, particles, and vowel sounds.

5. Learn Japanese From Zero

Learn Japanese From Zero is a YouTube video series from

The videos cover Japanese grammar and vocabulary, and will help users develop basic Japanese conversation skills.

6. BobbyJudo

If you’re looking for an entertaining way to learn Japanese, then make sure to bookmark BobbyJudo’s YouTube channel.

Bobby’s videos may not be as beginner-friendly as some of the others, since he speaks entirely in Japanese in most of his videos, but the YouTube series is a great way to challenge yourself, and there are subtitles to help you follow along.

The videos go beyond basic vocabulary and introduce topics like gestures and etiquette, which you may encounter if you travel to Japan.

7. Hikosaemon

Another more advanced series, Hikosaemon goes beyond basic grammar and covers current events and pop culture.

If you’re an intermediate student, use these Japanese videos to help you advance. For beginners, challenge yourself and see if you can follow along!

Armed with these Japanese videos and a knowledgeable teacher, you can boost your Japanese-language skills and enhance your learning experience.

Which of these videos series is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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