About The J-Sub Experiment
The J-Sub Experiment is a very young and flourishing Puerto Rican research endeavor and business.
Our mission is to create easily accessible content that helps students ages 12+ acquire the skills necessary to understand Japanese. We break things down linguistically to the most logical level possible so that anybody can understand the workings of the most complex sentences.
We are an Experiment
We, too, have a lot to learn! We learn from your responses, comments, and the conversations we hold.
Because we are an experiment, and experimentation implies repetition, we will be revisiting material periodically. Our resources today will not quite the same in two years. However, no matter where we are in our journey, we are committed to providing the most thorough, truthful and quality products possible.
We are a Business
Business grow and find new media through which to share their resources. We are currently working with academic institutions (middle school +), providing Japanese and Linguistic resources for self-learners and advising in its implementation into the curriculum.
We will have a sponsored version of our Total Kanji Runthrough on YouTube in the near future. We will feature sponsored versions of one text-based runthroughs on this site next year.
As of now, we are very much a one-man show.
Your Factotum (the “do everything” guy) is a trained philosopher and linguist, graduate of Boston College (B.A. magna cum laude).
His research background lies mainly in Greek philosophy and Ancient and Byzantine Greek philology as well as Japanese writing system and Japanese case particles. His secondary fields of interest are the philosophical thought of Richard Wagner and language use in Christian liturgies.
His languages of competency are English, Spanish, Japanese, and French, as well as reading knowledge in Ancient Greek, Byzantine Greek, and German. He holds basic reading competency in Classical Armenian and Latin.
His interest in Japanese stems from his college experience, having learned the science of linguistics and also conventional Japanese-learning methods at the same time. He observed that his fellow students mainly wanted to learn Japanese to read manga or watch anime, but that the lessons were not conducive to that. Thus after graduating, he began formulating a general scheme for a curriculum that would allow one to do that, one based on the way linguists learn languages and achieve competency in a relatively short amount of time. That has led us to The J-Sub Experiment.
As our journey continues, with your support, we will add more dedicated members to our team!