About JLPTsensei.com

What is JLPT Sensei?

JLPT Sensei is a language learning blog and online resource for people interested in learning Japanese.

Our lessons are built around the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), which is the standard test to show Japanese proficiency and also usually a requirement for getting a non-English speaking job in Japan.

We categorize all of our lessons by level (advanced N1 ~ N5 beginner) and category (grammar, vocabulary, kanji, etc) in organized lists with the goal of making it as simple as possible for students to easily find lessons.

We are constantly expanding this site and adding new sections and lessons. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!

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About the creator

My name is Cruise. I’ve studied Japanese for over 10 years and initially made this website as a way to keep track of my personal notes, but it has developed into much more and is now one of the top online resources for learning Japanese and studying for the JLPT.

It’s my hope that this website is helpful to as many people as possible in your journey learning the Japanese language.

BTW, I love cycling and also run a YouTube channel about cycling and life in Japan, called Two Wheel Cruise.

Support JLPT Sensei

It takes a lot of time and effort to keep this website up. Anything from website maintenance, web hosting, creating new lessons, etc, it all adds up.

To help cover these costs, I’ve created a Patreon page for donations.

As a supporter of JLPT Sensei, you will get access to extra bonus content and downloads, including:

  • JLPT Sensei E-books
  • Printable study guides / lists
  • Flashcards
  • And more coming soon!
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JLPT Sensei Super Fans

Thanks you so much to our Super Fan supporters on Patreon!


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All of our Super Fan supporters on Patreon will have their names permanently listed on this page.

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Advertising Inquiries

Please contact me at info@jlptsensei.com