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Exploring Tokyo Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

Exploring Tokyo

The capital of Japan, Tokyo is not only a massive, sprawling city, but it’s also the largest metropolitan area in the world. It’s officially known as Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 – Tōkyōto), which came to be in 1943 when the prefecture merged with the city. What used to be considered the city of Tokyo remains in…

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10 minute-a-day Japanese Lesson -5 Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

Do you know how to say No in Japanese?   Hi everyone, hope you are doing great, and your learning is going well. Today’s topic is all about saying No in Japanese.  I don’t normally like to say, No just because I feel bad about telling someone I can’t, sometimes. But we all know that…

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10 minute-a-day Japanese Lesson-4 Posted by on Feb 25, 2017

Hi everyone. Hope you all are having a great weekend. Sorry this lesson is long over due. Hope you are ready for my next 10 minute-a-day lesson.   Today’s topic is all about wishing birthdays. I have covered this topic in the past regarding some of the expressions about wishing someone a birthday in Japanese.…

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Hiroshima and Miyajima Posted by on Feb 23, 2017

The city of Hiroshima (広島) has the tragic distinction of being the first ever target of an atomic bomb. Most of the city was destroyed, and the death toll eventually reached over 140,000. These days, Hiroshima is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a population of just over 2 million in the metro area. On a…

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A Day on Miyajima Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

A Day on Miyajima

Though it’s official name is Itsukushima (厳島), it is commonly referred to as Miyajima (宮島), which means “Shrine Island.” Famous for the iconic Itsukushima Shrine, which appears to be floating at high tide, this island is one of Japan’s top attractions. A visit there, less than an hour from Hiroshima by train and ferry, is…

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