About Me

Welcome to Japanese Board!

I’m Matt Lawson, and I’m the proud founder of this platform. My personal voyage into the world of the Japanese language began many years ago, and it has since transformed into an all-encompassing passion. JapaneseBoard.com is the realization of my dream to share this fervor with you and create a welcoming haven where learners of all backgrounds and proficiency levels can converge to delve into the captivating intricacies of Japanese language and culture.

My Journey

My initiation into the realm of Japanese was serendipitous, sparked by the chance discovery of a Japanese manga during my high school years. The exquisite artwork initially captivated me, but it was the intricately woven characters and the narrative’s depth that piqued my curiosity about the language in which it was originally penned. I soon realized that by learning Japanese, I could unlock a world of literature, philosophy, and culture. This discovery was the ignition that set my passion ablaze.

The Learning Odyssey

However, learning Japanese proved to be no small feat. The language is a treasure trove of subtleties, idiomatic expressions, and nuances that don’t always have a direct counterpart in English or other languages. I found myself entranced by the three distinct writing systems—Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji—and the fascinating history behind their evolution. The more I delved into the language, the more I recognized the vast expanse of knowledge awaiting exploration.

To further my understanding, I undertook formal courses, sought guidance from tutors, and even dedicated several years to studying in Japan, immersing myself in the language and culture. Each experience added a new layer to my comprehension and deepened my affection for Japanese.

The Birth of JapaneseBoard.com

After years of learning and refining my skills, an undeniable urge emerged within me—to give back to the community. I observed that while numerous resources existed for learning Japanese, there was a conspicuous absence of platforms that fostered a sense of community, where learners could share experiences, ask questions, and find inspiration. This epiphany gave birth to the concept of JapaneseBoard.com.

Our Offerings

JapaneseBoard.com has been meticulously crafted to serve as a comprehensive hub catering to learners at all stages of their Japanese language journey. Whether you’re a neophyte in search of your first lesson or an advanced student striving for fluency perfection, our platform is here to support you on your path to success.

As we continue to grow, our vision extends beyond our current offerings. We aspire to introduce an array of additional features, including online courses, workshops, and perhaps even a mobile application to enhance accessibility. The possibilities are boundless, and we are thrilled to have you accompany us on this exciting journey.

Let’s Connect

Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable to us. Please don’t hesitate to reach out through our contact page with your questions, ideas, or to share your own Japanese language journey.

Thank you for becoming an integral part of JapaneseBoard.com. Together, let’s work towards making this the premier online community for Japanese language enthusiasts!

Warm regards,

Matt Lawson