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Japan Scene 2: Futsal x English Master

It was supposed to be a regular Thursday night futsal session. I’ve never been much of a football/soccer player outside of my inter-school league in high school but I willingly got connected to the futsal club on my island. Futsal now served two purposes for...

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Phonetikana – Katakana Typeface

What do you do when you are a designer and have to make frequent trips to Japan but you are unable to find the time to learn to read or speak the language? Why design a katakana typeface that has English phonetic sounds embedded of...

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Cosplay + English Classes = Cosplish

There is a brand new English Language school in Tokyo Japan that caters to the needs of Japanese otaku who want to learn English but may refuse to to take regular English classes for fear of being too different and not fitting in. Teachers and...

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Speaking Japanese is hard but English is even harder

A friend of mine sent me this video in an email. Many English language speakers like me who are studying Japanese find it very difficult because of the difference between the languages, how it is spoken, read, pronunciation and much much more, but have you...

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What did English borrow from Japanese?

The English Language has many loan words from many languages, but we don’t care about those other languages except Japanese right? We all (I hope) know about the cool words like “ninja”, “anime”, “karate” and “samurai” just to name a few. But what about the...

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