Do you want to read news in Japanese every day, but lack the motivation to do so? What about committing together to reading a minimum number of articles each day, to give ourselves an extra push?
This thread is a commitment thread. + . Here, you can set for yourself a lower-bound on the number of articles you want to read every day, and maybe increase it as reading gets easier. If you are interested in joining me (victory!!), please write in the next post:
- Your username
- The minimum number of articles per day you would like to read
- For reference, what sources you are using at the moment!
Of course, you can read from whatever source you like: video gaming websites, traditional newspapers, orange cat picture magazines… Everything works! For those who are still beginning to learn Japanese, NHK News Easy is a good place to start.
I don’t know about you, but reading newspapers and magazines in my mother tongue and in English has been one of my favorite hobbies for a very long time. I actually do have fun reading news in Japanese, but it exhausts me . Because of that, although some days I will read 2-3 short articles, more often than not I won’t read more than a few headlines. I am against pushing myself too hard when learning Japanese, but I feel that putting a gentle lower-bound to my readings will help me build up an ability to read without instantly running out of energy.
I hope some of you will join me, and that we will all reinforce our reading skills together!