A big fan of the Japanese underground car scene

Apr 26, 2023
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Leon-san is probably one of the nicest students we have ever had at Japademy. His passion for Japanese culture makes him continuously motivated to learn week after week. Besides that, Leon's passion for the Japanese underground car scene goes to the point that his own car has been painted with anime characters! Surely his does call people's attention on Australian roads.

What motivated you to start learning Japanese?

I’ve always enjoyed Japanese Culture, particularly the Japanese underground car scene. My motivation to learn Japanese was driven purely by my interest in the culture and to someday visit Japan being able to converse naturally.

Was it a hard decision to get started learning Japanese? (any doubts or constraints)

Not at all, it was sort of a random decision, but I had no doubts at all. ^^

How long have you been learning Japanese for?

I believe you mean, donokurai nihongo o benkyoushimasuka ;) - he nailed it! -. About 2 years (ni nen kurai desu).

What is the most challenging thing about learning Japanese?

The most challenging part is when you think you got the hang of something only to find out there’s 100 different versions of what you’ve learnt…. Good fun! Tanoshikatta desu.

What have you enjoyed the most while learning Japanese?

Probably getting to know the teachers, they do such a good job at and are really (metcha) friendly!

How do you keep motivated to continue learning?

I think the goal to watch anime without subtitles is enough motivation in itself. :D

What advice would you give to people who would like to learn Japanese but haven’t started?

My advice would be to take seriously your lessons and shukudai (homework). It’s always a lot of fun but you can fall behind if you are not a diligent student…. Though the teachers always ensure you keep up. :)

Are you planning to live or work in Japan in the future?

Not at this stage, mostly planning to visit...

What is your favorite thing about Japan? (food, anime, history, etc.)

Basically everything, and of course the wonderful invention of a meido cafés ;) doki doki desu ne.

Why did you choose to learn Japanese with Japademy?

Because I enjoyed how professional and yasashii (friendly) the teachers are.

Would you recommend Japademy to other people interested in learning Japanese? (yes or no, why?)

I would 100% Recommend Japademy, Kanami-san and the team do a great job with all the students! A++

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