One of the best tools for learning Japanese to come up in recent history has been mnemonics. Using mnemonics can help you learn vocabulary and kanji faster, have more fun with studying, lose weight, and pay off your student debt (only some of these things are true).
It’s been more or less accepted in the field of educational psychology for decades that mnemonics help people learn a second language. Using mnemonics, you can learn vocabulary more quickly than through normal means.
But aside from all of the academic talk, learning with mnemonics usually feelsa lot better too. Nobody likes memorizing things by rote, repeating them over and over and over until they finally stick. Using mnemonics is a process that makes a lot more sense and can actually be fun. (learn more!)