Tagged: japanese

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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5 Amazing Japanese Robots and their uses

Japan is a world leader in the field of technology and robotics is one area of research that they are way ahead of the pack with thousands of robots already a part of the workforce mainly in manufacturing and industry. When the topic for this...

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Stand UP!! – Japanese Drama

After almost drowning in a sea of tears while watching Innocent Love I decided that the next Japanese drama I would check out after that would have to be more cheerful. Stand UP!! is a drama that is as cheerful as they come and with...

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Japanese Man Marries Video Game Girl

A Japanese Man who goes by the name “SAL 9000” has become quite the celebrity, not for being found naked in a public place, flinging poop at passing bikers or buying Gundam themed condoms. Instead he has becoming famous for marrying a video game character,...

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Otaku Encyclopedia and Crazy for Kanji

My quest to rediscover my reading mojo has been proving quite successful, the last Japan related book I read through was Japan: An Illustrated History and a few school and non Japan related books later I decided to get two more books, they are Crazy...

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Innocent Love – Japanese Drama

Innocent Love is the 6th Japanese drama I took the time to watch in it’s entirety and the second most recommended one behind Great Teacher Onizuka. The main reason I didn’t watch it earlier is because I judged it from just looking at the advertising...

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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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