Learning with ImaWakatta

千里の道も一歩から A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

An old adage for sure, but applies perfectly to language learning. We won't lie, it is a journey but one worth taking. ImaWakatta is designed from the ground up to make your learning enjoyable and productive.

Looking around the web we noticed a lack of good sites that help you prepare for the JLPT tests. Want to practice Japanese verb conjugation? Particles got you down? What about real-world grammar explanations with example sentences with side by side Japanese and English? We have you covered and more. Checkout the features section for more.

The Team


Miki is a professional Japanese teacher from Tokyo, Japan. With years of teaching Japanese that span both locally and abroad, across both classroom teaching and online, Miki is both an experienced and personable teacher.

Designing every lesson from the ground up with the remote learner in mind, Miki loves making difficult concepts easy for the Japanese learners.

After several years of teaching professionally, Miki has returned to complete a Masters of Japanese education with a focus on elearning.


Chris is a developer from Australia, currently living in Tokyo. Working in the web and elearning industry for over 10 years, along with being a Japanese learner himself, Chris is very excited about being part of the ImaWakatta team.


All written content is developed inhouse by professional Japanese teachers and native Japanese speakers.

While some illustrations and photography are produced here at ImaWakatta, some have been obtained (legally of course!) from the following sources: