Category: Japan

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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Anime Expo 2011 Cosplay + Video

Anime Expo 2011 (AX 2011) has concluded and was held from July 1-4 2011 in Los Angeles, California. It is the largest anime Expo in North America and a yearly event I still hope to be able to attend one day in the future. As expected...

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Gunpla Family Web Drama

I’ve been meaning to share an interesting web series I discovered a while back via Twitter I think. A web drama featuring a Japanese family obsessed with Gundam anime figures or “Gunpla.” This web series was created and aired in Japan while Gundam OO was...

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Erin’s Challenge! – Online Japanese Resource

Erin’s Challenge is a website that offers free high quality and interactive Japanese lessons and is one of the highest quality websites to help with learning Japanese I have found. The focus of the website is Erin; an exchange student who arrives from her home country into a...

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15 Free Japanese Learning Apps for Android

Since acquiring an Android powered phone, one of the first kinds of applications I have been downloading and checking out are those related to studying Japanese in the hopes that the effects of my procrastination can be soothed . The Android Market has a lot...

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Sunao ni Narenakute – The Twitter J-Dorama

Sunao ni Narenakute cast

I’ve been missing from the Japanese drama scene for a while now but for the last couple months I have been sneaking in an episode or 2 of a couple series I am watching. Completed watching Sunao ni Narenakute or Hard to Say I Love...

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Genki Sudo’s World Order Album Music Videos

My occasional foray into Japanese popular music or J-pop unearths some real gems from time to time and I think I have found another, a self titled dance, trance, electronic musical album called World Order presented by Genki Sudo a retired Japanese mixed martial artist...

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