Tagged: japanese

Basic Japanese has Inflitrated my Vocabulary

I have been studying Japanese on and off far too long to not be good at it and while I have sought to blame my delinquency on the lack of opportunities to practice, my inability to remain motivated, a ‘busy’ lifestyle and procrastination there are...

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Kana Invaders Flash Game

Simple easy to play games are often used to teach languages. I recently discovered an interesting flash game called Kana Invaders that puts an genius twists on the popular Space Invaders game. Instead and shooting invading aliens you can shoot invading hiragana and katakana! Very...

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Beware of Jiggling Sumo Tits and Broken Wear

Thousands of hours of my life has been flushed down the drain watching videos on the web, a large chuck of those videos or Japan related, at one time I considered started a tumbler blog dedicated solely to my video discoveries but realized there are...

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Ameba Japanese Micro-blog Clones Twitter

Twitter is one of the most popular social networking websites on the internet. Some argue that it has passed it’s peak but in my mind Twitter is unique and useful enough to be around for a while. It is my most used social networking website...

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Study Japanese Popular Culture in College

Temple University in Japan is the largest and oldest international University in Japan. They recently anounced a new summer program called Studies in Japanese Popular Culture. Now students can study anime, manga, culture, history and other things related to one of Japans wide exported subcultures....

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Japanese Culture and Calendar Exhibition 2010

Yesterday I had the opportunity to  attend the Japanese Culture and Calendar Exhibition 2010. This is the almost identical event I attended last year but this year instead of selling the Calendars for Charity attendees were invited to participate in various games, activities and quizzes...

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Peach Boy Momotarō

A couple years ago while attending Japanese classes I received a gift from my Japanese teacher. The gift was a book called Peach Boy Momotarō filled with mostly hiragana and pretty pictures that was supposed to help me with my Japanese language studies. She explained...

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Bolt vs Gay – Japanese TV Edition

Usain Bolt is now a household name worldwide after his record breaking achievements at the Beijing Olympic Games as well as at the World Championships in Berlin. Japanese television is well known for its crazy skits, re-enactments and game-shows. Not surprisingly Usain Bolt eventually became...

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One Year Since my Japanese Drama Plunge

It’s a year since my decision to started watching Japanese dramas properly with the aim being to expose myself to naturally spoken Japanese in an attempt to improve my own learning of the language while hopefully being entertained. A year later I have watched 7...

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I am a Sushi Virgin

Yes I know what you are thinking after reading that heading, how can you be a japan enthusiast and you never had sushi? It’s a combination of many things really. Firstly, I live in Jamaica which isn’t not exactly known as a sushi mecca outside...

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