Hello my name is Benjamin Schenk and welcome to my blog!!

This blog will be dedicated to my journey of learning Japanese.   On benlearnsjapanese.com, I will be discussing all the steps I will take to learn Japanese.  I will try to cover topics that include kanji, hiragana, katakana, grammer, and pronunciation.

I will be updating regularly with new content including pictures, videos,  audio clips, and samples of my writing. I will include reviews on the materials and tools I use in the process.  I hope by doing this publicly that I will meet other like minded people so that we might exchange ideas, cultures, and language.


I am not an expert in Japanese.  Learning is a process therefore it is inevitable that I will make mistakes.   Thus, this blog is not intended to teach you Japanese but rather to share my experiences.

If you are a native Japanese and would like to learn or improve your English I would happy to help.  We can communicate through this website, email, skype, etc…  I feel this would greatly improve our knowledge and pronunciation.

I encourage everyone to become members and follow my progress.  If there is something you would like me to discuss please let me know and I will do my best to cover it.  I look forward to meeting and talking with all of you.  So don’t be shy stop by and say hi.