Learn Japanese with Yan-san (and a little help from YouTube)

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    Here’s some great news for those of you studying the Japanese language: YouTube user JECJimmy has uploaded the complete 52 episode series of “Let’s Learn Japanese Basic: Yan and the Japanese People” onto the video site for public consumption.

    Here’s a summary of the series: Yan-san is a foreigner who comes to Japan to work as an architect. Along the way Yan-san makes friends with many Japanese people and all kinds of wacky events occur. In between episodes of Yan-san’s story a Japanese teacher will teach you the main conversation and grammar points of from the episode. They’ve also thrown in some corny skits and campy music to spice things up!

    Here’s the grand list (if there are any errors in the listing, let me know and I will correct them):

    Episode 01: Learn Japanese Basic I: I’m Yan

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFCIFUWxIfU
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU8inK3QmvI
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuD2NkYiFGs

    Episode 02: Learn Japanese Basic I: What’s that

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekCyDW-a6Gc
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxn6uh4bHtg
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMeb-b1BEbE

    Episode 03: Learn Japanese Basic I: There’s a cat

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufhv_cWPH10
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnW2Q1L1jYk
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv6d8L3U7fc

    Episode 04: Learn Japanese Basic I: Where is it

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1TbOzX2C64
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-wppN1yDpI
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhoQNZe38R0

    Episode 05: Learn Japanese Basic I: Please give me some stamps

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjnUIrPwVLU
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j20qrcu8po
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdNeQA1mTEA

    Episode 06: Learn Japanese Basic I: Please turn left at the next corner

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyijirO-GYA
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaBYIhrN9Jw
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeBwsqp-PYE

    Episode 07: Learn Japanese Basic I: May I look at this

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLXRdYUTIYU
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_NhcR_Clo4
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZOIeKMlk8Q

    Episode 08: Learn Japanese Basic I: May I write with a pencil

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8EKx-UioXg
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KSJ1vPrCVc
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4BW6iF4tac

    Episode 09: Learn Japanese Basic I: She gets up at 6 clock Every Morning

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVwDN1YrCGI
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl3Qqi1Gl-c
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTCn5zlBezQ

    Episode 10: Learn Japanese Basic I: He doesn’t drink milk

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCN207xCQww
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVNRl3N972o
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zstpG8ob0c8

    Episode 11: Learn Japanese Basic I: I went to Nikko

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA-FuYfIh9w
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J30jdAbQqyY
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsvMnUJQNvQ

    Episode 12: Learn Japanese Basic I: When did you go

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qiV8V1J6ZA
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MSMIn0_GRk
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmA_aRaUVeo

    Episode 13: Learn Japanese Basic I: Watching a Baseball Game

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCoBaQb7ngU
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agI0PlUCf5E
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btTv0QQCn2w

    Episode 14: Learn Japanese Basic I: He’s Drinking beer while watching TV

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqDlL4O4U8o
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB18yFdLrJg
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lmEavZwI8E

    Episode 15: Learn Japanese Basic I: It’s hot every day

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-ibzqNNiCA
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZezeVeNAG0
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfwTnEbSNmI

    Episode 16: Learn Japanese Basic I: Is it hot enough

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmr9XxCHQVI
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPx9AFu0vd4
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlbJi77caRo

    Episode 17: Learn Japanese Basic I: I want to drink some cold beer

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krf2cAjRwB0
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMl3cqWkcfY
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym_tS8_9a4o

    Episode 18: Learn Japanese Basic I: Do you dislike fish

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql3ymwlmG90
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xqKZJ3SUB8
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdTSV37jMqg

    Episode 19: Learn Japanese Basic I: Mt Fuji will come into view before long

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XSHvMqpqAE
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw5LN2j80C8
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1tkVzjK_E4

    Episode 20: Learn Japanese Basic I: It looks good

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnYiaQLB3RM
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRRXNhrjLMg
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMpw3pZAtHQ

    Episode 21: Learn Japanese Basic I: I can’t speak English

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgHPMKgzVws
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9ngHda3P1w
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjdTW1ooZCk

    Episode 22: Learn Japanese Basic I: Is it possible to see the model room

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkwRql4lUEY
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zco1Lv9fy7k
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd0Y3xefk14

    Episode 23: Learn Japanese Basic I: Why aren’t cars passing

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc4EgU_8U9Q
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUfoPsJoPK8
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9VXUY73nD0

    Episode 24: Learn Japanese Basic I: We’re a little late so let’s hurry

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_pqzXGsBz0
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJy_2uOE25A
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gL-HFEMa7Y

    Episode 25: Learn Japanese Basic I: What’s in the briefcase

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEjVlw79PtQ
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKcA29aIaYk
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFyb62eLW4c

    Episode 26: Learn Japanese Basic I: Do you remember

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyC9XsajaJE
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpMWiLl5VuI
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKXPmi-fe2A


    Episode 27: Learn Japanese Basic II: I think I can be there by 4 PM

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1yc7GqO3rQ
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02Ao0rawhOg
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_QSca3xfkA

    Episode 28: Learn Japanese Basic II: Maybe you should go and meet her soon

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHa4S6Qwygw
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJFJnOVJw0M
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoPysmUydnM

    Episode 29: Learn Japanese Basic II: He said he’s going to Nagasaki today

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4bCI8-2uyg
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBXrn2Dr6MU
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxVc511m7VA

    Episode 30: Learn Japanese Basic II: I got them from a friend

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbb8–RX2n8
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qObrO2sMiGI
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm_KaQoA70c

    Episode 31: Learn Japanese Basic II: We’re thinking of singing Beethoven’s ninth

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0q7a-E2isY
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hbqars9R4o
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNO9wtzaGCo

    Episode 32: Learn Japanese Basic II: Try reading the Japanese

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6UblFScKZc
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhorfkUz610
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLyL-zo60FY

    Episode 33: Learn Japanese Basic II: It’s nice and clean now

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd8Y5MfhD4
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atUJhVwOhU0
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuQ2n-xEfv8

    Episode 34: Learn Japanese Basic II: Will you turn up the volume on the TV a little bit? – Part I

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGCJ8tqD1co
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lecgHDIWe4
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvZSZKVJfK8

    Episode 35: Learn Japanese Basic II: Will you turn up the volume on the TV a little bit? – Part II

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4hJm3pCmys
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RPg6nXKJ3s
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzgGfgiyScg

    Episode 36:Learn Japanese Basic II: Turn the stove of when you leave the room

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjzgBtnEw_Q
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Jq0pFz94Q
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYO-8RXoDOw

    Episode 37: Learn Japanese Basic II: I’m so bored I don’t know what to do

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcVG7KQe0FY
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19gsoW89axM
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1U0etwMJyY

    Episode 38: Learn Japanese Basic II: Shall I change the towel?

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUuPb8rZ-9M
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmSAPt0HfLk
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58H-fHaYnCk

    Episode 39: Learn Japanese Basic II: Mr.Terada has been taking care of me

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap9TOg5fVtQ
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUvxm03py5Y
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB1ROmcW4oM

    Episode 40: Learn Japanese Basic II: If this design is chosen, I’ll go back to my country

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpRkMRS6eiA
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3SJvTkPCw4
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PowCrEtDdQY

    Episode 41: Learn Japanese Basic II: You musn’t tell Yan

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyvNdBfWBMA
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B47E4tPYz1o
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PowCrEtDdQY (mistakenly labeled as 40?)

    Episode 42: Learn Japanese Basic II: He doesn’t seem to be there

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LddI537DiL0
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BE-Ev9CX1A
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG_4WzgC3Cg

    Episode 43: Learn Japanese Basic II: Even if we invite him, I don’t think he will come

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjV_t6QG3sQ
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsqN8mj1jXQ
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG_4WzgC3Cg

    Episode 44: Learn Japanese Basic II: I was in such a hury so I couldn’t buy it

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFF8iH406oo
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGnTs5AnL-c
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa462NUiW80

    Episode 45: Learn Japanese Basic II: I’m planning to see the sea, visit old houses and so on.

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blh90RXWYao
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIzNQPiceM4
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOTvvBjL5PM

    Episode 46: Learn Japanese Basic II: It’s hard, working like that in this snow

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRjJ01ZSP2Q
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlx4AlHQZw4
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2qvFrJ81-4

    Episode 47: Learn Japanese Basic II: What’s this fish called?

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgj3sfDpcLo
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTBurft1uD4
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmusIujt6nI

    Episode 48: Learn Japanese Basic II: The sakura hasn’t bloomed yet

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVxQpp2PRNE
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnu83nV-5ZA
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3oXNJ-uwlY

    Episode 49: Learn Japanese Basic II: There’s only one bottle left

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX9djsl8nUY
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx32_IeRXPI
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RRrNAXDNuU

    Episode 50: Learn Japanese Basic II: We’ll miss you when you’ve gone

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeK67q7kF_8
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ibw2ItPtKg
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZnkkmlZobY

    Episode 51: Learn Japanese Basic II: I’ve never travelled abroad before

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsVRID24fZE
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24UvR8qyQYA
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5ZkDHkxUPE (mistakenly labled as 50?)

    Episode 52: Learn Japanese Basic II: Give it to him when he’s come down.

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnAPJ5eYbCk
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv4LWoMQNSs
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8viFUCRD74Y

    Well, there you have it: 52 episodes. Whoever owned the copyright on this series probably died 20 years ago, so hopefully these videos will remain on YouTube for some time to come…

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