I’m making this post for those not aware of what has been happening behind the scenes with Matt vs Japan. If you like Matt and disagree with this post that’s fine. However, I feel people should at least visit the links I have provided to reach your own conclusion.
Matt doesn’t give a damn about your Japanese. He only cares about profiting as much as he can through his so called “secret”. You don’t need perfect pitch accent to be able to speak and understand Japanese. Want prove? Take a look at George from YouTube. He has never studied pitch accent and does just fine.
But Matt shoves pitch accent down your throat and keeps telling you that you will forever be mediocre unless you get rid of your “infection”. Here’s what people like him does to lure in the gullible:
Keeps repeating about having the secret to your success for several weeks without telling you what it is.
Reveals product with “hooks” such as “if you received this email consider yourself lucky. You are among the 100 carefully chosen users out of 200,000 that we picked for our product”
Still doesn’t list a price. Instead, they end the video with “to be continued with part 2 tomorrow around the same time. Unless you want it an hour earlier. If you do, enter your email.” They do this to keep track of how many whales they’ll be able to hook.
There are many others things to list. You can just visit the links and see for yourself. These types of people target the wealthy and/or gullible to gain a significant amount of money. After that, they don’t care what happens. They won’t care about posts such as this one. They won’t care about negative comments. They made money. Mission accomplished.
Want to learn pitch accent? Do so from someone who actually studied Japanese linguistics and often cites authors and papers when he explains concepts through his videos. Do I have prove Dogen actually studied Japanese linguistics? No. But at least he doesn’t do or say shady things, he doesn’t shove a product for weeks without telling you what it is nor listing a price, he doesn’t say that unless you use his product you will be mediocre in Japanese, and he cites multiple sources in his high quality videos.
Ps- I used to like Matt until he started talking about refold and now this uproot nonsense of his.