Ninja Japanese - MODERN JAPANESE
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Ninja Japanese - MODERN JAPANESE

Learn Japanese with fun, easy lessons. Learn basic phrases. Ask common questions. Master pronunciation.
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Created by Robert Prosser
Last updated 7/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to speak common Japanese greetings, say simple statements, ask simple questions and build a great vocabulary of Japanese words.
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  • This Japanese language course is for absolute beginner students. Many lessons include PDF's that support the learning process. The PDFs also contain extra information and can be used as reference material.

Ninja Japanese is about learning real-world Japanese communication skills in a modern context. Perfect for students, business or travel.

This course teaches you how to speak Japanese using proper grammar and vocabulary in a modern context. Words such as 'computer', 'iPhone', and 'video game' have entered into, and had an impact on, the Japanese language. So use this course to learn how to speak Japanese and also be able to apply many modern words.

Video lessons for this course are interactive and dynamic. Most include animated diagrams to help you follow the spoken dialogue. Each lesson comes with a matching PDF to assist your learning process. You can use them to practice what you have learned. They also include a few extras to help you develop your Japanese language skills

Let's review the course.

Learn common Japanese speaking such as:

  • greetings and introducing yourself
  • correct pronunciation
  • basic questions and statements
  • counting from 1 to 100
  • months, days, and time periods (for example 'next week')
  • a useful vocabulary of both traditional Japanese words and modern ones
  • gain cultural insights into Japanese language

This course is perfect for persons who want to travel to Japan on vacation or start learning the language for business. It's also great for school students or anyone else who wants to start learning this exciting language.

Ima Hajimete Ne! That means 'Let's Begin Now!' Take this course and have a great learning experience.

#japaneselanguage #learnjapanese

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for anyone who wants to quickly learn how to say basic ideas in Japanese and sound authentic.
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Curriculum For This Course
Greetings and Salutations
2 Lectures 04:23

In this introduction I'll show you my real world use of the Japanese language and fill you in on what you'll learn in this course. Remember to download the PDF's for the lessons!

#JapaneseLanguage #easyJapanese

Preview 01:30

Learn everyday greetings in Japanese:

  • Good morning
  • Good day
  • Good evening
  • Goodbye

plus! A very useful bonus word.

#japan #introduction

Preview 02:53
Pronunciation skills
3 Lectures 07:08

Japanese pronunciation is not difficult. The rules are easy and do not change ever (unlike many other languages). Get started in this lesson! Don't be shy about speaking outloud.


Preview 02:57

Pronouncing combined sounds it the topic of this Japanese language lesson. Learn sounds such as "dza" and "tsu". Maybe scary to look at for a beginner but you'll master them quickly with only a little practice.


Preview 01:40

The Japanese use some sounds which are considered 'soft sounds'. They are easy to learn and to speak. This lesson will take you through those sounds.


Preview 02:31
My name is...
2 Lectures 03:17

An essential in speaking to others is introducing yourself. Learn how to tell other people your name in Japanese. Quite handy, really.

#name #introduceme

Introduce yourself

A review of the first three sections - Greetings, Pronunciation, and Introducing Yourself.

Review 1

A few questions covering what has been learned in the first three sections.

See what you remember
4 questions
That's Japanese?
2 Lectures 04:15

The modern Japanese language has borrowed many words from other cultures. Words like "computer" and "soccer". Learning these words is a great way to build up your vocabulary and develop pronunciation skills. You can feel comfortable using words that you already use in day-to-day life.

#lifestyle #business

Borrowed words - part 1

This lesson teaches you more words that have been introduced into the Japanese language from other cultures. Perfect for modern speaking and quickly building your vocabulary.


Borrowed words - part 2
Common Japanese words
1 Lecture 04:59

Useful everyday Japanese words will be covered in this fun, interactive video lesson. Learn common words such as "breakfast" and "cold" (as in you are feeling cold).


Common Japanese words
Simple statements - a pen.
1 Lecture 02:31

Making simple statements and asking questions in Japanese is the subject of this lesson. Learn to state what an object is (a pen) or ask what an object is (a pen?). This basic lesson lays the foundation for developing longer sentences later.

A pen. A pen?
Statements and Questions
3 Lectures 08:44

Expand on the previous lesson by learning how to say a full statement in Japanese. The statements are short phrases that are easy to learn. With a little adjustment you can turn the statement into a question.

You will be able to say:

  • This is an object (eg: this is a pen)
  • Know the phrase for describing an object (eg: a cute picture)
  • Be able to introduce another person. (eg: this is Hiroshi)


This is...

Have you ever wondered when and how to use the word 'san' after a person's name in Japanese? Worry no longer, this lesson will teach you.


Using 'San'

Say more than just 'yes' when answering a question asked in Japanese. With an simple phrase you can confirm what you have just been asked. For example, learn to say, "yes, this is an orange".

#yes #no

Affirming an answer
Like... would you like?
2 Lectures 05:47

After this lesson you will be able to tell another person you want something in Japanese. For example, "I want a pen". You will also learn to ask someone if they would like something.

Like / would like?

A review of sections 4-8.

Review 2

A short test on words learned so far, and basic grammar.

Test your vocabulary
5 questions
Numbers in Japanese
3 Lectures 03:28

Learn how to count from 1 to 10 in Japanese. Animated diagrams make the whole learning process easier. Remember to download the PDF!

Numbers 1 - 10

This lesson teaches more about counting in Japanese. Learn how to say the numbers from 11 to 19.

Numbers 11 - 19

The next step in counting in Japanese is to learn how to count in tens; for example, ten, twenty, thirty, fourty, fifty and so on. It's not hard at all. After that you will be able to say any number from 1 to 100, or even higher!

Counting in tens
Telling the time in Japanese
3 Lectures 07:07

Start learning how to tell the time in Japanese and also say what time it is. In this lesson the topic is to say what hour it is.

It's [time] O'clock in Japanese

Take the next step in telling the time in Japanese by learning to say it is half past the hour. It's actually not that difficult once you have your hours correct.

Time - half past the hour

Telling minutes in Japanese can be challenging for a beginner. This video lesson breaks it down and shows you how to do it.

Time - counting minutes in Japanese
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About the Instructor
Robert Prosser
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1,023 Students
3 Courses
B.Cr.A (audio/video), Cert III Media, Cert IV Bus

I have two diverse and specialized skills. I am a very skilled musician... 

I have played in live since 1993 - everything from 5 piece rock bands to acoustic duos and sol. I'm a multi-instrumentalist excelling on guitar and bass. I sing, play keyboard and some drums. In 2010 I graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Creative Arts - Digital Video and Audio Engineering. I have studio, session and teaching experience.

In 2015 I established a small-scale local music festival called K-Blues. It again ran successfully in  2016 on a slightly larger scale. 2017 will mark the third time.

I've been involved in live theater and musicals, including sell-out performances of 'Grease'.

I have been involved in community radio where I became part of the programming committee and soon became 'Program Content Manager'. I had to organize and maintain a database of over 15,000 songs. I also wrote and recorded advertising soundtracks for large corporate organisations. I DJ'd two shows per week - 'Rock's Breakfast Jam' and 'The Nineties - Before and Beyond' a live show centered on grunge music. It centered around how the 90's grunge sound had been influenced from early rock, and how it in turn influenced newer music. For a time I became Vice President of the station.

As some-one who really knows music from a variety of angles, and is an excellent musician, I can provide music courses that are really superior.

Also, I speak good Japanese and use it professionally

I also speak Japanese and work casually for a company who helps Japanese students improve their English. Japanese students arrive in Australia in groups. I host them for a few days, fully providing for all their needs whilst teaching them about Australian culture and teaching them how to use their English in a 'real world' context. The activities engaged in range from video games to sports to bushwalking to cooking to card games - improving their English in a fun and interesting environment. It's rewarding for all involved. And I get to improve on my language skills also.

Hi, please visit and like/subscribe to any of my social media sites. Thank you :)