Today I’d like to recommend a very helpful podcast for learning Japanese, Japanesepod101.com. Two great things about the website are that you can select your level of study and get a lot of things for free. Whether you’ve been studying Japanese for 15 years or are a complete beginner, there is truly something for everyone on this website.

I had not checked the website for almost a year and was a bit overwhelmed by the sheer volume of stuff they have recently added to the website. There are even video lessons available as well as podcasts about Japanese culture. Take your time looking at what is available and enjoy. I think this podcast would be ideal for anyone preparing to move to Japan. The more Japanese you know before you go to Japan, the better, in my opinion. Have fun!

Sample for absolute beginners: