10 Awesome Anime Villains

I originally wanted to call this post “My 10 favourite anime villains but the list surged way past 10 and I couldn’t shred it down so I chose five that had to make the list and chose another 5 at random then deleted the others....

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Japan Snippet – I have found a Dragon Ball

This post may fly over the head of readers who have never heard of, read or watched the Dragon Ball anime or manga. While shopping in Tokyo I came upon a store that unknowingly had a powerful artifact called a Dragon Ball on display for...

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Eating Okonomiyaki in Kyoto

Okonomiyaki

Just about every waking hour of my Japan experience was enjoyable and memorable in some way or another. Even when it became time eat I was still being adventurous almost all the time. I have already covered quite a few of my gastronomical adventures when...

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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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Cooking Japanese in Jamaica – New Gleaner Lifestyle series

I was pleasantly surprised when reading the Jamaica Gleaner online today to discover the first entry in what is promised to be a  new series called “Cooking Japanese in Jamaica”. It will be written by Japanese national Ai Irisawa-Coney and will teach readers how to make some...

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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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Yokohama Street Magician

Street performers are everywhere in Japan – everything from stunt cyclists and clowns to musicians covering everything from reggae to hip hop. While in Japan last September there was a national holiday, I think it was “Respect-for-the-Aged Day”. My Jamaica friend living in Japan had...

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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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