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Welcome to Japanese Complete

Study Japanese Online, Learn Japanese like a Pro

We've identified the main obstacles in learning and mastering Japanese as a teen or adult learner coming from English.

Learn Japanese without the Struggle. Remember it for a lifetime with our proven techniques and approaches.

Build a solid foundation for work, life, and play in Japan.

If you've tried other platforms and textbooks, look no further, we've got it figured out for you.

Japanese Complete is a way to get an intuition for Japanese through our innovative particle teaching and quizzing techniques.

Most programs try and get the learner to rote memorize lots of basic Japanese before they ever get started with grammar and sentence composition. While this is not a bad approach, it is very inefficient and can be draining on morale. Instead, we at Japanese Complete leverage English that you already know quite well to teach you and instill in you an intuition for Japanese grammar, syntax, and sentence structure.

Using a curriculum crafted by bilingual and polylingual language experts, we teach Japanese according to frequency analysis of Japanese in the wild.

What about Kanji? Aren't they really difficult?

Kanji are mainland-Asian ideograms that look complex at first blush, but really they are very efficient and beautiful ways of conveying meaning. It's as if emoji were mixed in to the Japanese phonetic alphabet. So we teach Kanji in an innovative way, lauded by immersion-learners everywhere: teach the meaning-words for kanji first (with helpful mnemonics and imaginary scenes) and only after you have a stable grasp of the kanji meanings do we start teaching kanji clusters (multi-kanji terms).

Our approaches have been used successfully by learners all over the world. Don't take our word for it, read some testimonials and sign up! You have 7 days risk-free before being billed, so you can try the platform out yourself and see how valuable it really is.

Listen along to lessons and become a pro at Japanese in no time. Where other approaches try and simplify Japanese to a fault, we leverage your understanding of English to give you an intuition for Japanese from the start. These smooth transitions from what you already know to what you wish to know are what set Japanese Complete apart from the rest.

Don't just cram Japanese, don't settle for less-than-stellar explanations and exercises. Learn, train in, and retain Japanese for a lifetime. We guarantee our approach 100% because it has been proven to work by learners everywhere.

Avoid the struggle, avoid the obstacles, and use the time of your life wisely! We save you the blundering and the path finding to bring you to native-level comprehension of Japanese.

Learn to think in Japanese with Japanese Complete.

If other textbooks are ladders and mountains, Japanese Complete is an escalator to Japanese fluency. A path for those who value their time and want the essence conveyed first and foremost.

We break down Japanese from a standpoint inspired by computational linguistics and parsing of context-free grammars. We've done the hard work in finding and creating the perfect framework to help your Japanese understanding and comprehension blossom like never before.

Conversations with leading language teachers, polylingual and bilingual language experts, and years of academic and scholarly research all culminate into the perfect learning platform for Japanese.

Can I learn Japanese as an adult?

Yes, absolutely. In fact, you don't have time to be a baby reborn in a Japanese household and point wantonly as mother carries you from train to temple. There are simply too many things to do in life to be able to relive one's youth as a mute language absorbing sponge. So why learn the same way babies are expected to learn, with rote memorization and exposure? Why not leverage English you already know and love to create a superb foundation for Japanese understanding.

Japanese Complete is specifically designed for teen and adult language learners who want to master Japanese as their target language. We leverage your native tongue to give you an in-depth look and intuition about Japanese syntax. You will never forget how to compose a Japanese sentence and what the rules are with our simple breakdown.

Japanese Complete Books 1-5 teach over 777 kanji and their kanji clusters (multi-kanji words) meaning you'll learn enough kanji and multi-kanji words to have 90+% coverage of Japanese in the wild.

We cover each grammar point and its uses thoroughly, while focusing on one-at-a-time for maximum absorption.

Get a subscription today and see how Japanese Complete is the solution to learning Japanese as a teen or adult.

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Etymological origins for the kanji for thread, yarn.

Kanji: Eytmology and Creativity

Yes, Japanese Complete covers kanji in an innovative way. Focusing on the 777 most frequent kanji, Japanese Complete teaches kanji in the most efficient ordering ever devised, as backed by the 2011 Balanced Corpus.

Learn Kanji based on their etymological origins and the earliest known forms, writings, and meanings. Engage your creative mind with imaginative mnemonics to help retain kanji knowledge, meanings, and stroke sequences long-term.

Above, the kanji for thread 「糸」 has its etymological origins tied to a pictograph of twisted threads, string, or yarn. Almost like a double helix that constitutes the incredible structure of DNA, the kanji for string, yarn, thread 「糸」 morphed slowly into its modern variant from simple pictographs. Roughly 3-4% of kanji are simple pictographs.

Macro shot of cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Five Factors of Fluency

Grammar Situation Learn how simple Japanese grammar can be with a revised approach to teaching Japanese grammar from the most consistent elements usable, up to the most complex.

Language Anticipation Develop an ability to anticipate grammar successfully with a working mental model and a language intuition that comes from thorough explanations and drills to retain what you learn longterm.

Pitch, Flow, Cadence, Rhythm Learn about how to speak fluidly and fluently, with pitch accent training and helpful resources to help one master audible listening practice.

Mouth Shape/Lip Readability Over time and with exposure one will be able to learn how to mimic shapes accurately with their face and sound producing bits. It's important to have a clear working knowledge of the language, its grammatical features, and the expected intonation patterns. Lip Shape and Readability constitute the finishing touches of finesse for language delivery in communication. Pitch Accent and Pitch Contour constitute a prominent part of Japanese, and our curriculum is here to help you unlock those secrets as well.

Finally, engage with vocabulary specifically chosen via frequency analysis of usage of Japanese words in the wild. Don't waste time learning jargon and archaisms that are not relevant, but proceed with confidence that what you learn will be useful right away, and build on a solid foundation that will last a life-time with our methods that, when followed, guarantee long-term recall.

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What our Learners say

Five Star Reviews

  • "I feel that you teach it in a way that allows you to understand better the "secrets" behind Japanese so it becomes a lot more intuitive, something that I hope will help me improve faster."

    G.G. via Spain.
  • "I am really impressed with how well everything is explained with the particles, very logical and makes sense. Really impressed with JC."

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  • "I really appreciate your philosophy and think that everything has been awesome. "

    L.N. via Cali, US.

Our Impressive Features

Sacred Mountain Fuji as framed by cherry blossoms.

Tips, Advice, Strategies

Get leading-edge tips and strategies for mastering Japanese not available elsewhere. With a beautifully reduced way to think about Japanese and its grammar, Japanese Complete offers learning strategies not available yet in mainstream textbooks.

Advice on learning Japanese and on how to retain what is learned comes from years of language learning experience and mastery with our polylingual development team.

Strategies on how to break down sentences are complemented with thorough language explanations to help you lay the most solid foundation possible for the Japanese language.

Tips on making the most of your language learning sessions, your down-time, and your learning schedule.

Story Time in 2.5 different languages!

Learning Japanese with Japanese Complete storytime.  Join our animal friends on their adventure.
Learn Japanese through real stories that have
  • Japanese,
  • JPC-English -- a student language specially crafted for Japanese Complete,
  • and English translations.
Click to listen along to the different lines of dialogue and learn to sing their intonations by heart when you listen along. Bake two muffins in one oven by learning useful expressions as well as how to pronounce Japanese accurately.

Kanji Masking for Rapid Acquisition

Kanji are not easy to master, unless you have the best techniques available. For Japanese Complete we have crafted a special new method known as Kanji Masking™ to help learners become adept at kanji with celerity.

Learn the kanji like never before with Kanji Masking™ and our helpful etymological and mnemonic lessons.

Just as if you were to mask some parts of your English words with Emoji, Japanese Complete has Kanji Masking™ to help learners acquire the kanji by recognition in record time.

Kanji in English Context™

She hurt her ankle and f足元t when she got out of the car. Luckily her wrist and h手元ds were alright even though she fell on the hard concrete.

It is nice to know where your p人ople came fr元m.

The king has a cr冠wn with a recognizable sh形pe.

The cr冠wning star on the holiday tr木e looks best when placed on a p杉ne tr木e.

Social Language Learning for Japanese with Misofluent

Social Language Learning with Misofluent

Learn Japanese Socially! Create compositions using our innovative sentence formulae and have a teacher check your work. A master of the Japanese language will record audio and pitch-contour data will be shown according to the melody of the sentence. This helps in listening along and repeating after you hear a master speak with proper intonation.

Learn Socially with Misofluent!

Above, we can see user たくみ [Takumi] submitted a composition and a master of the Japanese language added native Japanese text and recorded audio for the composition. Friends can react with different reactions of which Takumi is notified. You can submit an unlimited number of compositions and work through different sentence formulae you learn through the gold-standard curriculum alongside Misofluent.

Social Language Learning for Japanese with Misofluent

Melody lines for the pitch contour make it easy to understand how to pronounce the audio yourself. If you close your lips and hum along to the melody of the sentence before reading it aloud, it can help for nailing the pronunciation, intonation, and pitch contour perfectly.

Value of this Program

To accomplish 3 years of study in a rich Japanese curriculum, the cost can be anywhere from $3000 to $60,000.
That's a lot of money to master a language.

Subscribe Monthly

With Japanese complete you can subscribe on a monthly basis, have access to an amazing textbook, and have access to online drills that will take your skills to the next level very fast. Japanese Complete is adding more resources all the time, and the value of the program is increasing with new content.

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Master Japanese through iteration and review. Test your understanding after each section, improving your internal mental model and your language anticipation.

Benefits of Membership

Access to the Latest Curriculum

  • Get an intuition for Japanese.
  • Master the secrets of the language.
  • Build a solid foundation with thorough explanations for the particles and more.
  • New Lessons released regularly.
  • Listen along with audio lessons and audio stories. Have each page read out loud to you for maximum absorption. 🎶
  • Develop the skill to learn to think and reason in Japanese.
  • Quizzes/drills for every chapter! Imprint that brain concrete! Retain what you learn.
  • Access the platform without obstruction from multiple devices, home computer, tablet, or mobile.
  • Learn Japanese with insights that maximize your understanding in minimal time.