“Hirogaru, get more of Japan and Japanese” is a site for learning different things about Japan and the Japanese language through your own interests.

Through twelve main topics you can learn about by watching videos, which include English subtitles, and reading articles in Japanese, thereby exposing yourself to new vocabulary and expressions. Lists are available for difficult words and tools for learning and practicing kanji.

For example, if you are interested in finding out about Japanese sweets you can click on “Sweets” from the homepage


And watch the video, then check out the sections below which are divided into Articles, Topic & Watashi, Kanji and Shoku.

Topic & Watashi for Sweets is where you can watch more videos: https://hirogaru-nihongo.jp/en/sweets/category/watashi/

Or you can see photos of sweets from Shoku:




*This website was created by the Japan Foundation, Japanese Language Institute – Kansai.