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I was wondering if you have any awesome channels you can recommend. I have been wanting to improve my listening comprehension and it's been difficult :(

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  • I'm also fine with JLPT-specific listening materials, but I'd appreciate if it's something that has practical or entertainment value.
    – rebuuilt
    Commented May 26, 2020 at 0:04

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Here is an interesting website. I've used it a tiny bit, and found it useful enough to bookmark. Among many other tools, it announces the news at a slow speed, and then then using the exact same words at a native speed:
https://newsinslowjapanese.com/

And, there is other study material there, some for the JLPT. I think an (intro / basic) account is free. Thanks for reminding me about it!

Of course, there are podcasts of Japanese news. One is called "Round Up World Now" on Nikkei Radio.

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  • oh that, it's been a while since I checked that site. :) Thanks!
    – rebuuilt
    Commented May 27, 2020 at 7:50
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Not sure if this is quite what you are looking for, but I have found it useful.

Youglish for Japanese

This site searches through the subtitles of Youtube videos for whatever word or phrase you enter. Very useful for finding out how people actually say something. It starts the video a few seconds before the searched phrase, and I also like that it has a button to return to that spot. It seems to have more false hits than the English version because a lot of Chinese and Korean videos have Japanese subtitles, but it's still useful.

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  • That's interesting! I'll go check that out.
    – rebuuilt
    Commented Jun 3, 2020 at 10:21
  • Just tried it and I'm blown away! I wonder what the algorithm is like.
    – rebuuilt
    Commented Jun 3, 2020 at 10:23

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