JLPT Exam Tips Levels N4/N3/N2/N1!

Learning Japanese – JLPT EXAM TIPS!


learn japaneseLEVELS N3/N2/N1

The last test is to clear the JLPT exams, which is round the corner! Clearing JLPT exam means great preparation, a ton of diligent work & practice. As far as the exams are concerned, it would be very helpful to have some valuable tips from the masters. Such tips have made the difference between success & failure in many cases. Here we  have Matsumoto  Sensei of Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Center offering his best tips for the JLPT exams N1-N2-N3 Levels.

For Level N2...more tips from Rui Sensei!


For those appearing for the JLPT N4 & N3 levels, we have more tips ! Check out Rui Sensei & Tateishi Sensei of Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Center offering their best tips here.

Warm wishes from Sakuraa for the JLPT examination!


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 Free Japanese Language Training – Approx 600 Hours!

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CSR Initiative:

Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts (TKAP) & Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre (SNRC) Bangalore:

[su_highlight background="#f2fb05"]Free Japanese Language Training: JLPT N3 - for Underprivileged & Unemployed youth:[/su_highlight] [su_divider]Introduction:  Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts (TKAP), is a very reputed auto parts manufacturing company based at Bidadi near Bangalore, India, established in 2002 is a joint venture amongst,
  • Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
  • Toyota Industries Corporation, Japan
  • Kirloskar Systems Limited, India
TKAP manufactures,
  • Axles & Shafts
  • Transmissions
  • Engines
and supplies to TOYOTA companies locally & globally. Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre (SNRC) is a premier Japanese Language service provider since the year 2000 (www.snrc.co.in  www.learnjapanesewell.com  www.japanesetoenglish.org www.japaneselanguagejobs.com ) TKAP & SNRC are happy to announce the launch of a CSR initiative targeted at the underprivileged & unemployed youth (Indian Citizens). Details of which are as below. Initiative Details: -        We plan to provide [su_highlight background="#f3f14f"]free of cost[/su_highlight], full time JLPT N3 level training to a few youths who meet the criteria mentioned below. JLPT – N3 is a qualification obtained by clearing the Japanese Language Proficiency Test examination (N3 Level) conducted by the Japan foundation every year. For details regarding JLPT examinations etc pls click here . -        JLPT certification is valid GLOBALLY & can open up excellent career opportunities for those  who would like to make a career in this line. -        Clarifications on Why learn Japanese // What salary can one expect (to start with) etc have been provided in detail in our blog. The same may be viewed by clicking on the respective links here (in green colour). [su_highlight background="#d5ff99"] - Most importantly, JLPT training can normally be a very expensive & can take anywhere between 1.5 to 2 years. [/su_highlight] [su_highlight background="#d5ff99"]- Thus, this CSR initiative compresses the entire training to a full time intensive one to complete in about 3 months (approx), which is extremely beneficial to the selected candidate.[/su_highlight] - Selected  candidates  would therefore get a very substantial benefit in speed launching their Japanese Language career completely free of cost#.  Qualification Criteria (all to be met): - Indian citizen. - Age as on application date, not over 25 years. - Not employed anywhere (full time or part time). - Min educational qualification: PUC & above. - Expertise (read & write & speak) in any Indian mother tongue AND working knowledge of English is a must. - Dependent on parents. - Parents combined annual salary to not exceed Rs Two Lakhs per annum. - Must be continuously available for a full time training program starting 1st Sept to 1st week Dec 2014. - Must be fully committed to writing the JLPT Examination in December 2014. - Selected candidates must sign an engagement letter with us as a pre-requisite to join the program.  Application Process: -        Detailed Résumé to be emailed along with a simple application to info@snrc.co.in OR couriered to reach Ms Rama (Ops In charge) 2nd Floor, No 1, 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560055. Please provide all contact details for us to get in touch with the shortlisted candidate. -        Document copies to be attached with the Résumé
  • Relevant academic qualification AND
  • Credible proof of meeting the economic criteria AND
  • Date of Birth proof
-        Resume + documents to be sent only by e-mail or courier. -        Mail subject/ Courier envelop superscription MUST state APPLICATION FOR TKAP – SNRC – CSR Initiative. -        [su_highlight background="#f6f940"]Last date for receipt of application – 27th Aug 2014[/su_highlight] [su_divider] # Selected Candidates must make their own arrangement for boarding/ lodging/ travel to & fro to our office in Malleswaram, Bangalore during the entire tenure of the training program & also pay the JLPT examination fees. ~ This is only a training program initiative & makes no job guarantees/ offer of any nature either with TKAP OR SNRC.


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 Online Japanese @ Sakuraa – Learn Japanese in the ambience of your house!

Online Japanese Classes

[su_column size="1/1"][su_quote]How often have you left yourselves disappointed!You would like to learn Japanese, but cant see to make it.[/su_quote] [/su_column]   [caption id="attachment_3" align="alignleft" width="110"]Online Japanese at Sakuraa Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre[/caption] Week days are busy with your ever expanding routine chores. Travelling seems a nightmare anyway. Or you possibly are located in a place with no access to quality Japanese tutors. So here is a solution for you! "OJaS" - Online Japanese at Sakuraa has been designed exclusively for people like you. This gives you the comfort of learning Japanese from the leader in Japanese training , without the hassles of travelling & wasting time! So what are you waiting for ? Check this out http://www.learnjapanesewell.com/online-japanese-classes-sakuraa.html & give us a call right away.



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 Learning Japanese – What’s in it for home makers ?

Apologies for the long gap! Any way, lets us now get back to the next topic on hand. This is about Learning Japanese – for our “Home Makers”. [caption id="attachment_3" align="alignleft" width="110"]Learn Japanese translation Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre[/caption] “Home Makers “ - Honestly I think this is a nice expression, which however falls short in terms of precisely conveying the immense contribution they make to each home & collectively to the country. Well there are “men” homemakers too (though rare!!) These intelligent folks who are very creative & responsible, nurture every home & silently carry the burden of running households. There comes a time in their life when they start feeling that they are missing out on their career. This inexplicable feeling could stem out of a variety of factors, including peer pressure from the neighborhood (you know what I mean!). Many of them have good education (may not be professional degrees) & know they are good at work but are somehow caught in this pincer of striking a balance between the home & a prospective job (which can be very demanding). I will not dwell into regular job options, since that is not the focus here. In any case I am sure no one enjoys picking up their bags in the morning & travelling a few hours & then repeating the same on the return & ending up dead tired in the evening. Of course there is the question of how much energy would one have at the end of this to attend to other chores. So what can be a good career plan that our home makers can look at? Wouldn’t it be good if they can spend a few hours every day , which might not be difficult to spare, pick up solid skills over a period of time. Qualify & equip oneself progressively over time. Then as things stabilize at home (e.g. child /children go to regular school full time) they can choose to leverage these skills either from home or part time. Most importantly this could also get them the comfort of good "moolah" on hand (without which all of this is meaning less!) . As matters pan out further in life they have the great option of considering a full time job , if they wish, without seeming like they have compromised or had a major break in career! ..to be continued..on 4th Sept 2013 In the meanwhile watch these videos of homemakers (click on the Learn Japanese link at the end). Three eminent home makers one is is an architect by qualification, the other an engineer & the third one a commerce graduate. As home makers what must have weighed in their minds when they decided to Learn Japanese at Sakuraa Nihongo resource Centre? They  may inspire you to  Learn Japanese  Best Wishes SAM

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 Learning Japanese – How relevant is it to our graduates? What salary can one expect??

Learning Japanese - For Graduates?

In the previous blog (4th Jul 2013), we saw that learning Japanese has compulsions grounded in career opportunities. Why else would schools boards such as CBSE introduce (very basic Japanese) at school level! Now lets get a little specific.

Learning Japanese - How is it relevant to our graduates?

  1. What exactly are these opportunities?
  2. Learning Japanese - What’s in it for home makers ?
  3. Higher studies?
So lets consider taking them one by one & analyze them. Learning Japanese - What salary can one expect??  There is typically science, arts, medicine, engineering, legal,  business administration & teaching streams. Though there are others, these typically are what one would call as the formal mainstream.

The first and the most important point to note is that, learning Japanese & acquiring good skills in the language is complimentary to these programs. ThLearn Japaneseus learning Japanese reinforces & substantially opens up new avenues for our graduates.

So lets say you are a plain, non professional stream, graduate..what are your career options in terms of jobs? Civil services, “Sarkaari Naukri”, BPO, Sales etc.  To make it a little complex, lets say that you are graduate in a “non English medium” stream (would you be reading this :{ ) or you are at a PUC/ (+2) level & could not pursue further studies. Honestly there aren’t many compelling job options other than clerical stuff. By the way I don’t mean to demean clerical jobs. Any set up needs dedicated & competent clerical cadre to excel overall as an entity. My point is about those who got into it out of compulsion. I am excluding civil services. As regards BPO, well..its fine.. but it does not leave you , over a period of time, with any professional skills that you can "keep" as yours & leverage. If! That’s assuming that you have a natural flair for sales & you have not taken to sales as a last resort. Today, opportunities that come by learning Japanese language are staring at those who have the burning desire to excel, but some how got trapped into, what I described as, clerical roles for whatever reason. Job options ,with a good Japanese skills, for such individuals are many. They could choose amongst the following (typically).
  1. Japanese language Trainer
  2. Japanese language Interpreter
  3. Japanese language Translator
To this, domain specific skill will only enhance the value. In terms of a permanent job, a typical starting salary for a regular graduate with a good Japanese skill would be upwards of Rs 23,000/= PM. Remember, this is just the starting rate for a graduate with a non professional degree! Compare this with the usual job options that a graduates get. Factor in the strong insurance that learning Japanese gives provides for your future. It would be crystal clear that learning Japanese is such a fantastic thing that you can do to add zing (masala i.e.!) to your job opportunity. A word for those who are not from English medium. They are worried about their English skills & therefore have this big worry about learning Japanese. Welcome to Japanese! In our many years of Japanese language training we have figured out that there is such a strong similarity between Indian mother tongues & Japanese. Thus many students who have learnt Japanese & who came from rural and non English medium environment truly excelled. Some went onsite to Japan very quickly. You may want to also watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1lYmY7pbrc  on the similarity in the structure of Japanese & Kannada, just as a sample! So not knowing English is no big deal! Indians have a great advantage when it comes to learning Japanese..so what are you waiting for !!!?? In then next blog we will address what these opportunities are and also dwell on the superb opportunities for home makers. Best Wishes SAM

CONTACT SAKURAA @ 8904390300 | info@snrc.co.in

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 New JLPT N5 (meant for freshers) Week End Batch @ Koramangala

Learning Japanese

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Another opportunity to learn Japanese - for freshers!

Next week end batch starting at the Koramangala delivery center for our JLPT N5 program on the 14th Jul. For further details pls get in touch with Ms Rama 080 23464677. SAM

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 Learn Japanese.. Why???!!

Learn Japanese.. Why???!!

learn japaneseThis is the foremost question in the mind of any one who has ever toyed with this idea of learning Japanese.

So.. why learn Japanese?

Well it depends upon how you look at it! There could be many aspects to learning any foreign language, including learning Japanese. Given that most of us are looking at career opportunities, specifically, unique, distinguished & those with long term advantages, here are some very interesting facts that one must look at. What generates this need to learn Japanese, in India? Well it clearly is the heightened economic activity between Japan & India which presents excellent career opportunities for our folks , especially the youngsters. Here is why one needs to seriously consider learning Japanese? 1. India’s “look east “ policy as an instrument of over all progress & power. 2. Japan’s view that India is certainly a strong trade & business opportunity that must not be missed. Here are some interesting facts for you to look at (Source: Embassy of Japan – India). a. As of Nov 2012, 1804 Japanese business were operating in India. This reprsents nearly a 30% increase over the previous year. This is despite the general worldwide negative economic trend b. Of this South India has a substantial share of 489 companies, Karnataka has about 228 companies (this excludes the 489). 3. Here is a piece of information about how things are progressing on the Japanese investment front . Source – Embassy of Japan – India : “The growth rate of the Japanese companies newly entering India is as high as average years, and what is more remarkable is that the growth rates of its establishments are at a much higher level, which indicates that the Japanese companies which have already entered India are steadily expanding their business in India.” So the key component that generates the need to learn Japanese comes from the fact that there is robust economic activity in terms of Japanese businesses in india. This gives a huge impetus to learn Japanese. The China Angle!: As an opportunity, China has always been a favorite destination for Japanese investment. However the latest spurt in Japan-China turmoil which stems from the conflict over the islands of Senkaku has changed things substantially. The particular surge in anti-Japanese emotion in China is nothing fresh. Anti-Japanese emotion flared up in China due to the new Japanese text books, which allegedly gloss over Japanese wartime offenses in China. Key Factors which can bridle China’s attractiveness in the context of Japanese investments are : rise in salaries; high cost of economic growth turning less environmental friendly; an aging society as a result of one-child system and the levels of financial savings and imbalances involving the investment pertaining to State-Owned Enterprises. India's rise has thus come timely for Japanese investment & these are borne out by facts mentioned above. Thus it needs no seer to confirm that there is a significant opportunity for those who have Japanese skills. In the context of Learning Japanese, the above article establishes the basic reason, the trade & economic triggers. Going forward, in a series of articles we will look at opportunities for higher learning in Japan (for students) , how to learn Japanese & most importantly what’s the intrinsic advantages we as Indian’s have? SAM

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 Best Japanese language providers In Bangalore

Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre(SNRC) announced the results Of JLPT 2011,Our students repeated the fabulous Performance. 100% results in N3. Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre(SNRC)has been providing Japanese language services for over a decade. Our students make us proud yet again, as the best Japanese language training provider in Bangalore. We provide the entire range of Japanese translation & Japanese interpretation services as well. SNRC invites you to the "World of Japanese language". Learn Japanese language & become a unique Japanese language professional. Please contact us: http://contact us @ snrc.co.in

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 Learn a Foreign Language

source name:http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/learn-foreign-language/ 1) Spend the time! By far the most important factor is how much time you are immersed in the language. The more time you spend with the language, the faster you will learn. This means listening, reading, writing, speaking, and studying words and phrases. This does not mean sitting in class looking out the window, nor listening to other students who do not speak well, nor getting explanations in your own language about how the language works. This means spending time enjoyably connected to the language you are learning. 2) Listen and read every day! Listen wherever you are on your MP3 player. Read what you are listening to. Listen to and read things that you like, things that you can mostly understand, or even partly understand. If you keep listening and reading you will get used to the language. One hour of listening or reading is more effective than many hours of class time. 3) Focus on words and phrases! Build up your vocabulary, you’ll need lots. Start to notice words and how they come together as phrases. Learn these words and phrases through your listening and reading. Read online, using online dictionaries, and make your own vocabulary lists for review. Soon you will run into your new words and phrases elsewhere. Gradually you will be able to use them. Do not worry about how accurately you speak until you have accumulated a plenty of words through listening and reading. 4) Take responsibility for your own learning! If you do not want to learn the language, you won’t. If you do want to learn the language, take control. Choose content of interest, that you want to listen to and read. Seek out the words and phrases that you need to understand your listening and reading. Do not wait for someone else to show you the language, nor to tell you what to do. Discover the language by yourself, like a child growing up. Talk when you feel like it. Write when you feel like it. A teacher cannot teach you to become fluent, but you can learn to become fluent if you want to. 5) Relax and enjoy yourself! Do not worry about what you cannot remember, or cannot yet understand, or cannot yet say. It does not matter. You are learning and improving. The language will gradually become clearer in your brain, but this will happen on a schedule that you cannot control. So sit back and enjoy. Just make sure you spend enough time with the language. That is the greatest guarantee of success.

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