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Archive for January, 2011

Japanese Dramas of 2010 Posted by on Jan 10, 2011

As we move further into the year 2011, many people are making a New Year’s resolution to learn Japanese. One great way to enhance your listening skills is to watch Japanese doramas (ドラマ). A dorama is a television series that usually runs for ten episodes. Here is a list of some doramas of 2010 that…

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Hot Pot Dishes Posted by on Jan 7, 2011

Nabemono (なべ物) refers to a Japanese dish that combines a variety of vegetables, meat and seasoning. They are also known as hot pot or steam pot dishes. Nabemono is large and is usually shared by family members. Eating nabemono is a way for people to get closer together, because they all eat from the small…

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Japanese Song About A Hometown Posted by on Jan 3, 2011

Do you miss your hometown? ふるさと (Furusato) is a popular Japanese song about one’s hometown. Here is a video to the song : Here are the lyrics : うさぎ おいし かの やま (I chased rabbits on that mountain) こぶな つりし かの かわ (I fished for minnows in that stream) ゆめ は いま も  めぐりて (I…

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