Japanese Short: If and When with ~たら

In today’s Japanese Short we’ll take a look at one of the many ways to say “If” in Japanese, by using the verb + ~たら formation. It’s simple and therefore used a lot. Change the verb into a past form ending in た and add ら . This turns the verb into a conditional state (if…),…

Remembering Kanji through Mnemonics and Radicals

In this blogpost we’ll take a look at an efficient and handy technique for memorizing Kanji, one of the primary Japanese character systems. Kanji are a big but beautiful hurdle to overcome when studying Japanese. With over 2000 essential Kanji, Jōyō Kanji, with multiple readings and similar looking parts a lot of students get demotivated….

Episodic Content as the Future of Story-driven RPGs

Last week Square Enix gave a first look at the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII remake. They also shared several details. FFVII was an influential game back in the day, so the anticipation and hype surrounding the remake are already sky-high. Square has made it clear that not everything will be the same. It can’t…