Splendid springtime giveaway: Win an iPad 3!

It’s been 6 months since the launch of Japanese LinguaLift and whopping 3 years since the very first post has been published on this blog.

Formerly called NihongoUp, the site started as a small personal blog with sporadic tidbits about Japan and the Japanese language, but thanks to you—our loyal readers—we have grown into one of the largest Japan-related blogs, spawned a number of sister language blogs, and created what we believe is the best way to learn Japanese online.

We think it’s time to thank you, who have supported us all these years, and to do just that, we’re giving away a brand new iPad 3 this month! And if that’s not enough, we’re throwing a whole bunch of other cool prizes into the mix.

iPad 3 Giveaway - Japanese LinguaLift

1x iPad 3 16Gb Wi-Fi

We’re generally trying to be original about the prizes we give away, but this time the choice was obvious. iPad 3 is currently the best gadget a language student can buy, no matter what language you’re learning.

Hikari Waseda University poster

2x A2 Hikari in front of Waseda University

Printed using a specialist print house is a copy of our limited edition landscape A2 wall poster featuring Hikari in front of Waseda University in Tōkyō! Sent to your home or office to be the envy of all who see it.

Tokyo Realtime - Kabukicho Audio Guided Walking Tour (CD with photobook)

3x Tokyo Realtime audio guide

Tokyo Realtime is a series of audio guided walking tours revealing new sides to Tōkyō’s most interesting neighborhoods. No more boring guide books—get ready for “65 minutes of pure entertainment (J. Kalter, Amazon.com reviewer)”!

LinguaLift subscriber bonus

As a special bonus to LinguaLift premium subscribers, if you are chosen as one of the winners, you will also get your next year paid for by us! So, if you already subscribe to LinguaLift, there’s nothing stopping you from entering and getting a whole year of online Japanese tuition for free!

For those on the fence, not only do we offer a 7-day no obligations free trial, but you could also have a whole year paid for you!

Enter giveaway

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You can earn giveaway entries by connecting to the giveaway widget above and doing each of the following:

  • liking this giveaway on Facebook
  • becoming a fan of Japanese LinguaLift
  • leaving a comment below
  • tweeting about the giveaway
  • inviting a friend to visit LinguaLift
  • getting a friend to enter this giveaway

Six random winners will be chosen on the 10th of May 2012 and announced over at the LinguaLift Language & culture blog.

During the contest duration grab your “unique URL for sharing.” It will start with a bit.ly or punchtab URL. If you do not see it, re-enter your email.


First of all, this competition would not be possible without PunchTab. Click on Badges and Rewards ribbons at the bottom of the page and start earning Amazon gift cards, Starbucks coupons, and other niceties every time you visit a LinguaLift blog, like a post on Facebook or post a comment!

We’d also like to thank our long-time friends at White Rabbit Press who provided us with the Tokyo Realtime tours. They are LinguaLift’s number-one choice for all things Japan related. And if you ever need to get something shipped from Japan, check out White Rabbit Express. They’ll buy the product in Japan and deliver it right to your doorstep in no time.


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+Philip Seyfi is a Russian independent strategy consultant and entrepreneur, author of NihongoUp, and co-founder & CEO of EduLift.

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