Do you want to take notes in both Japanese and English (or your native language) when you take Japanese lessons or self-study?

Write Japanese on authentic Japanese squared paper, Genkouyoushi, and English on lined paper and learn Japanese effectively!

Three tutorials and bonus learning materials are included.

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This notebook is FOR YOU if you want…

  • To take notes in your Japanese lesson or self-study.
  • To write Japanese sentences and to add grammar explanation in your native language.
  • To write Japanese words and phrases with meanings in your native language to create your own vocabulary book.
  • To practice Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji and jot down useful information on the lined paper side.
  • To jot down Japanese text or diary and take notes in your native language to add information, grammar, or new words you searched.

Write both languages at the same time

The flexibility of having both Japanese style squared paper and lined paper would be ideal for a serious learner to write down information in both language – Japanese and your native language.

Imagine when you study Japanese.

You are learning sentences, for example,

わたしは がくせいです。

And you want to write an English translation.

I am a student.

You may also want to write a grammar explanation, such as

A はBです。A is B

With this notebook, you can write down any information you want to capture.


You can write translation and grammar explanations on the lined side and Japanese words or sentences on the Genkouyoushi side. 

It’s perfect for keeping notes during your lesson or self-study.


Write Japanese with confidence

Japanese children use squared paper when they learn how to write Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji.

Many Japanese learners also would like to use it.

But there are several rules you need to know how to write on it.

In this notebook, I include 3 tutorials, so you understand really well!

Tutorial 1: The secret of the dotted lines.

You may see dotted cross lines in each cell of Genkouyoushi.

It helps you write Japanese letters and characters precisely.

But how?

You’ll get the answer in this tutorial.

Tutorial 2: The difference between Horizontal Writing and Vertical Writing.

You can use this notebook to write horizontally or vertically.

But horizontal writing and vertical writing are not the same.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn these rules and avoid common mistakes.

Tutorial 3: How to write Japanese horizontally or vertically on Genkouyoushi

Genkouyoushi, Japanese style squared paper, has unique formatting rules.

If you write Japanese for an exam and break these rules, you may lose points even though your Japanese is perfectly correct.

Follow this tutorial, and you can write Japanese on Genkouyoushi confidently!


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