Multi-epic summer giveaway

What’s a better time to try your luck in a give-away than summer? Whether you’re going to spend the next few months studying Japanese, plan to make a trip to Japan, or just have a blank space on your wall you’d like to cover with a beautiful summer poster—we’ve got you covered!

Let’s skip the fanfare and look at the wonderful prizes we’ve got in store for you this time:

Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Special Edition Medium

1x Wacom Bamboo Special Edition bundle

This brand new tablet & multi-touch track-pad from Wacom is simply amazing. Whether you are an artist working on your next masterpiece, a Japanese student seeking for a simpler way to input kanji into your Japanese dictionary, or just want the benefit of a multi-touch trackpad as your primary input device rather than using a mouse, this is the ultimate prize for any serious computer user.

Included in the package are:

  • Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Special Edition Medium-sized multi-touch tablet
  • Wacom Bamboo bag
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, ArtRage 3, Corel Painter Essentials 4 and Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Standard

Mt. Fuji, shinkansen & sakura wall poster

1x Stunning A2 Mt. Fuji NihongoUp wall poster

Printed using the same specialist print house we use for our exclusive Japanese bundles is a copy of our limited edition Mt. Fuji landscape A2 wall poster, 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 Tokyo’s most interesting neighborhoods. No more boring guide books—get ready for “65 minutes of pure entertainment (J. Kalter, Amazon.com reviewer)”!

Special NihongoUp subscriber bonus!

And, as a special bonus to NihongoUp 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 NihongoUp, 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 14-day no obligations free trial, but you could also have a whole year paid for you!

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Five random winners will be chosen on the 15th of June 2011.

If you like our blog, we’d also highly appreciate if you could vote for us in the 2011 Language Learning Blog awards (scroll down to find ‘Japanese language & culture blog’).

It won’t earn you any entries, but you will make us very happy and help Japanese learners around the world discover our revolutionary online Japanese textbook and share Japan’s amazing culture and history with more people.

Sponsors

First of all, this competition could not be possible without our brand new Rewards feature at NihongoUp. PunchTab rewards you for your every NihongoUp visit, Facebook like or comment with Amazon gift cards, Starbucks coupons, and NihongoUp premium account discounts.

We’d also like to thank our long-time friends at White Rabbit Press who provided us with the Tokyo Realtime tours. They are NihongoUp’s number-one choice for all things Japan related.

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Craving for even more free stuff? Learning Japanese? Then head right over to our second giveaway and win a White Rabbit Press Kanji Poster!

UPDATE:

And the winners are…

  • Tom Poon
  • Yetrina Battad
  • Even Tolo Dybevik
  • Kelroy Brown
  • Marcos Paredes

Congratulations everyone! The winners will be contacted in the coming days.

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    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would…live and work in Japan!

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    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would visit Japan’s most sacred places and learn about the Japanese culture and history as much as I can. :))

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    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would like to travel around Japan and explore as much of the country as I can.

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    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would go to Japan and try to pursue my dream as a Japanese rock musician. 

  • Jack

    If I could speak Japanese fluently I would travel to Japan, watch the Hokkaido Snow Festival, learn the Bon-odori dance, eat ramen and udon, study aikido and tea ceremonies and help people with their japanese or english.

  • Bernardo Mayer

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would no longer have to rely on my wife to translate everything for me which would make my life here in Japan much easier!  

  • Anonymous

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would take the JLPT1 and live in Japan as a translator.

  • James

    Move to Tokyo and start looking for (non-English teacher) work

  • dumon

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… Be awesome!

  • Onavarro916

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… apply for the JET Programme and teach Japanese kids how to speak English more fluently and with that experience I would then take my computer engineering career to the next level by applying for a job in Japan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martha-Millard-Jones/1023410054 Martha Millard Jones

    If I could speak fluent Japanese, I would be soooooo happy and maybe even visit Japan!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mandelak Mandela Jerome Komba

    Nihongoup has helped me memorize a lot of kana and vocab with ease!

  • Judywerner51

    I love Nihongoup!!

  • Michael M

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would apply for a job at NihongoUp and use my talents to help others reach their goals :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kwame.Jackson1990 Kwame Jackson

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would I would take it for a test run in Japan

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1010304551 Jared Hoffmann

    If i could speak fluent Japanese, i would be one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a language interpreter!

  • Renee

    If I could speak fluent Japanese, I would work on archaic Japanese so that I could read The Tale of Genji myself.  Otherwise, I would probably just research Kamakura period clothing construction, dyeing methods, and later forms of resist dyeing… and I know this is strange.  SCA geekage!  :)

  • xyuki.chiix

    If I could speak fluent Japanese, I would be super optimistic and serious about moving to Japan, finding a job, and maybe a husband one day. ^-^

  • http://twitter.com/meredeth meredeth

    when i’m fluent in japanese, i’ll become a translator and get started on all those awesome light novels i’ve had my eye on. (^_^)

  • brooklyn

    you have a super cool approach to learning. thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/kamanislands Kaman Maxwell

    If I could speak fluent Japanese, there’s some of my friends I could probably enjoy more closeness with. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002522580507 David Owrutsky

    If I Could Speak Fluent Japanese, I would teach History In Japan like I am currently working on doing.

  • Ma Riah

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would die. Simple. Haha. But die happy of course because I reached ma’ dream. :3

  • Seth McKean

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… write a book in Japanese.

  • Kaccey Mayer

    I would take JPLT 1 and stay in Japan for a long time! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=731725277 Sergey Petrov

    If I could speak fluent Japanese … i would try to speak even more.

  • April

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would be able to spend some more quality time with my grandparents and better understand their stories.

  • http://www.ideasbubble.com Peter Joseph

    If i could speak fluent Japanese i would live in Japan for a bit and immerse myself in the culture; other than anime and music :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1144209789 Chris Dunham

    流暢に日本語を話したら、同時通訳として働きます

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1578073044 Zyanya Tanahara

    If i could speak fluent japanese, i would go to japan and happily live there for the rest of my life.

  • Nowlin Smalls

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… I would consider studying abroad for my MA in computer science and probably take a job in Japan for 2-3 years to immersed in the culture.

  • Lonnquka

    become a translator to help the two cultures understand each other better (not just with language but also in culture).  

  • Tony Jimenez

    i will speak fluent japanese, but it will take alot of hard work and studying….. so i can use it everyday an talk to everybody :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dreamsenshi Jessica P. Jones

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… have a pen pal in Japan! Or maybe get work translating. Watch tons more Japanese shows without the needs for subtitles! Read Japanese works! The possibilities seem endless. :)

  • Claude Smith

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would move to Japan and not be a failure at communication.

  • http://twitter.com/iloveutempo CsarlynNicanor(´・ω・`

    If i could speak fluent Japanese i would leave right away and have a nice trip to japan. I’ll buy every manga that i could read.. that would be fun..

  • Amanda McClain

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would feel better when communicating with Japanese people.

  • Pola Royd

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… go and study arts on Japan or travel all around Japan with my boyfriend

  • Girlhiphop317

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would…consider some college in japan to study there.

  • lu h

    If I could speak fluent Japanese……… well I already do.

  • http://shoujikishindoi.blogspot.com/ Rene

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would get a friend to form a ‘manzai’ group with me and we’ll bring lots of laughters to people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-Teck-Quan/1595910862 Lee Teck Quan

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would take up a career in Japan and make some Japanese Friends

  • http://www.facebook.com/daisyhogan Daisy Hogan

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would move over to Japan straight away with the workaway scheme while I found my feet then work in Tokyo in the art world. xx

  • Tierce Picardie

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would talk to as many people as possible!

  • Kata Horvath

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would talking Japanese with my friends, reading in Japanese and watching everything in Japanese.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497859395 Arnaud Fénérol

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would…  be able to understand what say all those Japanese people I am following on twitter…

  • Knoquohl

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would be very proud of myself for accomplishing a goal that I’ve had for quite a while. I could confidently go to Japan without a translator or phrase book and converse with people who speak the language. I could also enjoy newly released books, manga and anime without the need to wait for translations. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=735410543 TJ James

    If i could speak fluent Japanese I’d translate for the U.S State Department

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1575028299 Joanna Aira Guevarra

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I think I would call my dad everyday and talk to him more. The language difference between us makes it hard to communicate. T.T

  • Dashita

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would travel to Japan use that ability to learn how to make wagashi from a wagashi master.  oishii!!!!!!!!

  • PentaPhobia

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would finally be able to communicate with my boyfriends family without using funny body-language! =D

  • http://benjaminlang.com Ben Lang

    Awesome, I’m in!
    My facebook is http://www.facebook.com/entrepreneurpro
    and twitter is: https://twitter.com/#!/itsbenlang

  • kuro otaku

    I would able to watch japanese anime and movies without resorting to subtitles but seriously if i could speak fluent japanese ,i would have been able to speak 3 different language and so it would boast my career oppportunities

  • http://twitter.com/Aomari5296 Linda Chau

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would be very happy because I could understand my favourite songs and shows. I would also be more motivated to go to Japan. Also, I would be able to put it on my resume and hopefully be able to use it at work.

  • CandyToast

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would help others learn Japanese

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryo-Sato/100000097120638 Ryo Sato

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would watch every Takarazuka musical I can find and join a student exchange program.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GM7YAIUJGGZVBQBUDUWSF4ZFCU Midori

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would use my abilities to connect people from all over the world, sharing new cultures, and making many friends. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jay-Dearien/40309819 Jay Dearien

    What’s the best way to go about learning Japanese (or any other language)?  I was pointed to a book, “Carry On, Mr. Bowditch” http://www.amazon.com/Carry-Mr-Bowditch-Jean-Latham/dp/0618250743/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1306682025&sr=1-2 and it seems he was using a variation on the “translation method” where he memorized books in the target languages that he already knew in English.  That’s effectively how I learned French.  I think I’m going to have a read on this book and give this method a go.  Of course, if you don’t know kanji very well it can make for slow going, I suppose.

    • http://divita.eu/ seifip

      I think that you’d get more helpful answers if you posted this at our Japanese forum :) The method is indeed very interesting and reminds me of Kató Lomb. I’d be pleased to continue the discussion over at the forum ^^

  • Kyrie

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would definitely move to Japan as soon as I can.

  • Dalton

    My learnings still a work in progress. a slow one, but it’s workin

  • Quentzi

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would conquer the world.

  • Anonymous

    I would get a job where I can use my Japanese everyday!

  • http://twitter.com/YoruxRuki Elaine Thai

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… attempt to use it every day, whether it be through Twitter, Facebook, or a blog.. and also consider possibly going to Japan for a visit or even living there for a little bit in the far future.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paula-Bittencourt/1093513536 Paula Bittencourt

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would have enough confidence to go on trip to Japan with my friends and be happy to be able to translate for them.

  • Rob Bean

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would contribute translations to open source projects.

  • Christina

    If I could speak fluent japanese I would…take a long trip to Japan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Leivo/100001057157570 Richard Leivo

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would use that knowlege in order to study in Japan in order to become a computer technician or an english teacher in Japan.

  • Gabi

    .. probably go to Japan… they need help from anyone right now so i would gladly give mine

  • http://twitter.com/watazuki Joey Gabrielle

    If I could speak Japanese even more fluently I would…do my best everyday to convince my sensei to open up to me so that we may become really close friends. I wish I could be one of the people he can share anything with. Sometimes he seems really lonely and sad about being so far away from his home.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1510083556 Ben Capehorn

    If I could speak fluent Japanese, I would go to explore Japan and experience it’s culture.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1510083556 Ben Capehorn

    If I could speak fluent Japanese, I would go to explore Japan and experience it’s culture.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OTOFNDOX6ONBM6DLVD6IVBMVFE Mia

    If I could speak fluent Japanese, I would work as an interpreter or an English language teacher in Japan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scottkuma Scott Kuma Pettigrew

    If I could speak fluent Japanese, I would start my international consulting business.

  • Jess

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would live there for a few years and teach others about their great culture and language.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1614875227 Deborah Yoo

    Japanese has been my favorite language since the beginning! Even though I’m korean….. =___= 
    But what does that matter!

  • Ryan

    If I were fluent in Japanese I could finally visit my wifes family in Chiba!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WVWGK5TOL7B67C5HIMVF5RFN3M Gwen

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would be arranging my flight to live there and go study there as well. 

  • Divine Sparkles

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would go to Japan and be a translator, as well as live there. I would also be able to be happy of such an achievement. 

  • http://twitter.com/porch_puppy Haley

    If I could speak fluent Japanese, I would want to make the web comics I draw available in Japanese in addition to English. It would be fun to make my characters have “deeper” personalities based on how their speaking style was in Japanese, and I could talk to Japanese-speakers who might read my story.

  • http://thestrawberrycorner.blogspot.com megan

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would use my skills to write and talk with my old host family in Japan.

  • Dora

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would…Be one of the happiest persons in the world. I would talk in Japanese with my friends and teach the language to others. Travel to Japan for a while without having a translator and I would watch programs and anime in Japanese without subs.

  • Ttszmp

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would take a trip to
    Japan checking out there culture and what they have to offer first hand. 

  • Stephanie Dawn Samson

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… attend Musashino Art University.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_67VQ3RJI65YMP4LXHP57UVFYEY Pavlo

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would:
     - feel much more free in looking for a job I like (now I am doing a parttime-job in Tokyo and it is maximum I can with my level of japanese)
     - discover japanese culture deeply
     - represent my country’s (Ukraine) culture for Japanese (I am sure Ukrainians have some good points to share)
     - be able to understand my wife’s heart better (she is Japanese) and to make our family relationships even better than now
     - work for Japan-Ukraine culture, business etc exchange
     - etc….. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1588960017 Ann Brachwitz Perrone

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would be far less intimidated when visiting my son who is teaching English in Japan

  • Jessecromley

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would…pursue marrying the Emporer’s daughter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nuzzums Katelyn Bryant

    If I could speak fluent Japanese, I would take off work for a few months and backpack across Japan.

  • Anonymous

    i would live in japan and just enjoy the lovely fashion there

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christine-Doty/1642675130 Christine Doty

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would get a good job in Japan and live there for the rest of my life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abnormali7y Scott Lindsay Jr

    I’ve always been interested in learning japenese. I just got Rosetta Stone – Japenese and am excited to start learning.

    • http://twitter.com/ocapehorn Ollie Capehorn

      Don’t forget to check out NihongoUp’s learning tools at http://nihongoup.com

  • Rebekah Terrell

    I took Japanese in college and I am also an artist! This would be a perfect prize and I hope to win one! Good luck everyone else out there ;p

  • Rowan West

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would move to Osaka and get a job as a translator.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wesley-Lim/725985276 Wesley Lim

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would travel all around japan without a tour guide to see all the sights and sounds

  • http://twitter.com/diogoroc 「ヂオゴ・ロチャ」

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would open a fansub and try to make true my dream of living in Japan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Crystal-Delphine-Brewer/1625990815 Crystal Delphine Brewer

    If I could speak Fluent Japanese I would… Translate for my towns exchange trips to their three sister cities in Japan for both middle schools and the high school, as well as offer translation for events in America for the same groups. 

  • Demetree Sigler

    If i could speak fluent Japanese I would… enjoy traveling to Japan with the confidence of knowing that i can communicate with anyone while making new friends and trying new foods.

  • the insomnianiac

    Great giveaway from a great site! Thank you & keep up the excellent work :D

  • desitaa

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… make a japanese movie with cool anime.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mineomyn Joy Krisia Mae Tablizo

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… be able to communicate with Japanese people better and be able to read and write in Japanese. I would plan to visit Japan to understand the country’s culture better. :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/mineomyn Joy Krisia Mae Tablizo

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… be able to communicate with Japanese people better and be able to read and write in Japanese. I would plan to visit Japan to understand the country’s culture better. :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501968738 Drew Foth

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would move to Japan and enjoy the wonderful culture every day

  • http://tango-charlie.com Tango Charlie

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would join Koda Kumi’s concert.

  • Emilia

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would spreak it… There are still many thing to learn. I would use japanese to learn other languages and………. I’ll give my best to accomplish that and then I will know what I would do if I could speak Japanese.

  • http://www.facebook.com/EarlyWarning Levi Brownson

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… be able to watch my fav anime’s without reading subs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002081830843 Kim Tran

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would finally understand what the lyrics of Japanese songs without looking at the English subs. And I would watch anime and read manga without waiting for the subs to come out also xD
    Or I would take a trip to Japan and maybe move there~

  • http://www.facebook.com/mitchellatlas Mitchell Atlas

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would…move to Japan to work there as a nuclear engineer.

  • potter1954

    i am commebting teehee… i also liked and shard on facebook… so that should be three enteries right there! thank you for all the offers you offer as well!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Tsukasa/898700034 Dan Tsukasa

    If I could speak Fluent Japanese I would use it to translate all my game design Ideas and interview at many Japanese gaming companies (its common for a company to require a game design Idea to show that you are more then just a drone) and see if I could convince them to let me work on it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Tsukasa/898700034 Dan Tsukasa

    If I could speak Fluent Japanese I would use it to translate all my game design Ideas and interview at many Japanese gaming companies (its common for a company to require a game design Idea to show that you are more then just a drone) and see if I could convince them to let me work on it.

  • Linda Samano

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would move to Japan to teach conversational English and work at a video game company.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joykimberly9 Ken Joy Kimberly

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… talk to Japanese people.

  • Midori_chan_03

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would forget my mother tongue as I would want to speak only in japanese! Also, I would really enjoy talking to japanese people without feeling shy or being scared of not being able to answer their questions.

  • Soare Monica

    If i could speak fluent Japanese i would go to Japan and enjoy everything Japan has to offer in the most Japanese way XD

  • Soare Monica

    If i could speak fluent Japanese i would go to Japan and enjoy everything Japan has to offer in the most Japanese way XD

    • Gabi

      遅いだね。。。 (^o^)y

  • Soare Monica

    If i could speak fluent Japanese i would go to Japan and enjoy everything Japan has to offer in the most Japanese way XD

  • Jellyfishy

    If i could speak fluent japanese i would…. Watch anime without subtitles, talk to the japanese student that came to my school last year and go to japan (was going to go anyway) and get manga thats in japanese and be able to buy japanese games and movies and then ill also become a languges teacher alot easier so i can teach japanese here and english in japan and teach my other friends that are learning it and talk in japanese to people when they dont understand AuA (only noce things though) and theres just such a huge list (O~O)

  • Cristamachine18

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would… tell my mother to learn it as well, so when someone is around we can speak in Japanese without them knowing what exactly we’re saying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Silvia-Popescu/100000482764591 Silvia Popescu

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would start to learn writting :))

  • Alexander Soendjaja

    I would read/watch more Japanese media and consider applying for a position in Japan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GlennGRDAnderson Glenn Grd Anderson

    If I could speak fluent Japanese I would travel to Japan and pursue my dream job as a manga artist

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