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AP® Japanese Language and Culture

Be the David to Godzilla.


If you can quote the entire original Godzilla and Mothra vs. Godzilla (RIP Mothra!) but need some help ordering the Sushi Plate Deluxe, then…konnichiwa.

Let Shmoop be your guide through the Land of the Rising Sun, complete with polite language, crazy verb conjugations and more nuanced language than you can shake a katana at.

With Shmoop's AP Japanese Language and Culture prep, you'll

  • review how to correctly employ keigo.
  • brush up on your kanji.
  • learn how to own that Text Chat like a super sweet grammar Samurai. Or, as we like to call it: a Grammurai.

Now go show Godzilla who's boss.

What's Inside Shmoop's Online AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam Prep

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Our Test Prep resources will help you prepare for exams with fun, engaging, and relatable materials that bring the test to life.

Inside the AP Japanese Language and Culture guide, you'll find

  • a diagnostic exam to figure out where you're struggling before you even begin.
  • one hundred drill questions to make sure the info sticks.
  • three full-length practice exams that mimic the look and feel of the exam.
  • answer explanations to help figure out where you went wrong…or right.
  • review of the multiple-choice questions
  • review of the free-response sections, including the text chat, the compare and contrast article, the conversation, and the cultural perspective presentation.
  • a glossary of kanji and their derivatives.
  • test-taking tips and strategies.
  • grammar review (verb conjugations! keigo! particles!).

We have online Test Prep for each and every AP Exam!