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Archive for November, 2012

Tsukiji Fish Market and Sushi Posted by on Nov 30, 2012

When you think of Japan, surely one of the first things that comes to mind is a plate full of sushi (寿司). While your hipster roommate who eats California rolls every weekend may think he’s a resident expert on sushi, there’s actually quite a long history and many traditions associated with it. Although Japan is…

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A Busy Day in Tokyo Posted by on Nov 21, 2012

Tokyo is a fascinating place, as it is basically 23 different cities in one. Go on a whirlwind tour of this massive metropolis in this fun video, which takes you from the world’s biggest fish market, to the old Imperial Palace, to an anime wonderland, and finally to the busiest intersection on the face of…

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How to tell time in japanese Posted by on Nov 10, 2012

Miyazaki's clock

If you want to ask for the time, you use the phrase: “今何時ですか.“ (Ima nanji desu ka). It means „What time is it now?”. In order to tell the time, it is important that you are able to count in Japanese. To tell the time is quite easy. At first you say the hours, then…

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Japanese Numbers 1 – 20 with video Posted by on Nov 7, 2012

If you’re new to Japanese, we’ve created this simple table of Japanese numbers from 1 to 20 just for you. We’ve also included a video with voice pronunciation. Listen to it a few times, and make sure to practice saying the words out loud too; this will really help you retain the information. When you’re ready…

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