Japanese is a tough language to learn, but you don't have to do it alone. Whether you self-study or want guided lessons, BFF Tokyo has the resources you need to see the results you want.

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We Passed JLPT 1 as a Westerner

You have come to the right place for advice. Our chief editor, Tyson Batino, passed JLPT N1 through a combination of 80% self-studying and 20% Japanese language schools. 

Guides to Studying Japanese

Check out our ultimate guides for learning Japanese

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Guide to Japanese Kanji

The ultimate guide on how to learn and improve your Japanese Kanji skills.

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Guide to Speaking Japanese

The ultimate guide on how to improve your Japanese Speaking skills.

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Guide to Japanese Reading

The ultimate guide on how to improve your Japanese reading skills.

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Guide to Japanese Vocabulary

The ultimate guide on how to learn and improve your Japanese Vocabulary skills.

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Guide to Japanese Listening

The ultimate guide on how to learn and improve your Japanese listening skills.

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You Sure You Want to Learn Japanese?

A guide on what you are getting yourself into. Now is your chance to walk away.

Guides to Japanese Schools

Want to study at a Japanese language school in Tokyo?

Here's information you need to make the right decision.

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Guide to Japanese Schools in Tokyo

Considering taking Japanese lessons at a school? Here is our guide to full-time and part-time language schools.

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Group vs Private Lessons in Japanese Schools

Considering part-time Japanese lessons in Tokyo but not sure lesson type is better for you?

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How to Study for Private Japanese Lessons

Already taking private Japanese lessons and want to learn how to maximize your studies?

Guides Based on Your Japanese Level

Want to know how to learn based on your Japanese level, you have come to the right place.

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Beginner Level Guide to Japanese

Here are some tips to learning Japanese as a beginner level student.

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Learn Japanese in Tokyo

Affordable speaking based Japanese lessons in Tokyo for English speakers.

In addition to providing awesome articles on how to learn Japanese, we also offer affordable morning lessons in Tokyo.

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