Category: Japan

Practical Japanese: No Smoking in Car No 12

Welcome to the third entry in a series I am calling “practical Japanese” where I share a photo or video showing hiragana, katakana or kanji being used in a practical everyday sense. The aim is to expand the vocabulary of fellow Japanese learners so they...

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J-Drama Sundays: Osen – Guest Post

Food usually equals an instant win, but food and solid Japanese culture can overcome almost any story and visual flaws that may ever exist in a drama. Fortunately those flaws didn’t exist in this, to a major extent. Plot There are a lot of conveniences...

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KanjiQuiz – Lightweight SRS for Android Phones

SRS is the accepted abbreviation for “spaced repetition system” a useful system for learners of languages like Japanese. There are many different kinds of SRS for Japanese learners, the most popular seems to be Anki and one of my past favourites was iKnow. There SRS I mostly use these...

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J-Drama Sundays: Hammer Session – Guest Post

I really like fun J-Dramas where the characters do fun and crazy stuff, especially when it is out of the norm. Hammer Session is one of those because it definitely goes outside the bounds of what I call a traditional J-Drama. Plot Imagine a guy...

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Awesome Urban Japan Photos by Flickr member “hidesax”

The photographer in me goes crazy whenever I see awesome photos by talented photographers. Flickr is a fertile “looking ground” packed with millions of awesome photos that I sometimes find myself lost in for hours on end. Combine the photographer in me with the Japan...

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Practical Japanese: Electronic Toilet Controller Buttons

Welcome to the second ediition in a series I am calling “practical Japanese” where I share a photo or video showing hiragana, katakana or kanji being used in a practical everyday sense. The aim is to expand the vocabulary of fellow Japanese learners so they...

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Practical Japanese: Shinkansen Automatic Ticket Machine

Practical Japanese is a new series I am starting where from time to time I will publish a photo and/or video displaying Japanese characters whether Kanji, Katakana, Hiranga or a combination of them. I hope that seeing Japanese being used is a practical everyday sense...

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Art of SUMO – photographed by Tomoki Momozono

Sumo wrestling is a sport misunderstood by many and unfortunately the sport mostly makes the news these days for all the wrong reasons. I hope to be able to to witness a Sumo wrestling competition one day in the future. I surfed into some awesome photographs by Tomoki...

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