Welcome to Makoto, a digital magazine for learners of Japanese.

Makoto Japanese E-zine #1, our first ever Makoto E-zine created way back April 2018. A digital magazine for learners of Japanese.

Whether you are just starting out or have a lot of experience under your obi, Makoto will surely please the lover of Japan and Japanese.

Enjoy articles on Japanese grammar, kanji, culture, haiku, and art. Each issue also includes two complete short stories with definitions, grammar explanations, and two MP3s of each story (normal speed and slower). One story is for beginners and one is for upper beginners to intermediates.

Yumi and I (Clay) hope you will enjoy this inaugural issue of Makoto. Please remember, the newer issues are bigger and better. Since launching two years ago, we have added more content and value to each issue. So, feel free to click the green button below to download the PDF, ePub, Kindle MOBI, and MP3 sound files free of charge.

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In this Issue...

  • Laughs, Jokes, Riddles, and Puns
  • Japanese Proverb
  • Prefecture Spotlight
  • Etymology
  • Phrase of the Day
  • Ukyo-e, the Art of the Floating World
  • Kanji Spotlight
  • Grammar Time
  • Japanese Pronouns

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