About

I’m Daniel Morales. I resemble this guy:

How to Japonese is a collection of the things I wish people had told me at different points in my Japanese studying career. Some posts are aimed at beginners, others at intermediate students, and occasionally I even come up with something for advanced students. I also end up writing a lot about Japan in general and about Haruki Murakami. Since I’ve returned to the U.S., in fact, I’ve written almost entirely about Murakami.

This all started after writing a couple articles for the Fukushima JETs Newsletter: “Embracing Japanese Expression – Get Used to It” (posted in three parts: 1, 2, 3) and “Embracing Japanese Expression 2.”

How to Japonese has been profiled by Japanator and the Japan Times.

You can read more about me at my personal homepage. Please feel free to contact me about writing or translation projects.