Heisig Blog Posts

Your Brain on 10,000 Sentences

You’re gonna need a way bigger hat All my life goals come from the internet. And so somewhere, in the ten minutes a day I spend surfing sites that don’t need to be immediately cleared from my browser, I stumbled upon the notion that 10,00...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on May 26, 2016

A Friend of Mine Learned Japanese in 1 Year

A reader recently posted an intriguing comment about foreign sumo wrestlers: “Within a year, they have a command of the language that would take most students years to develop.” Implying that with enough immersion and dedication, it’s possible...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Aug 1, 2015

Learn Japanese Quickly – in 7 Easy Steps

So you want to learn Japanese fast?  Great—you can!—in just seven easy steps.  Just like the pros. Now don’t deny it, you want to believe those guys on the internet claiming to have “learned Japanese” in like a year or two.  For...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Mar 6, 2013

The Best Way to Learn Japanese

What’s the best way to learn Japanese?  After ten years of exploring this question, I finally have an answer.  And it has been one long decade. They say the best things in life should be savored.   I got that from an instant coffee commercial,...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Apr 23, 2012

Why You Must Learn Kanji

For a lot of people, kanji is about on par with natto.   A huge sticky mess, difficult to consume, and not nearly as tasty as it is troublesome.  Plus it makes your breath smell like the wrong end of a dog, which is rarely a good thing.  I mean n...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Jan 28, 2012