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Popular Sushi Restaurant Posted by on Jun 27, 2014

The other day, I went to Sushi Restaurant, called Sushiro near my parents’ house. In the U.S, Sushi Restaurants are popular as well, often with the turn table and you can pick and choose the dish you like. In Japan, there are still one of those too, but this one that I went had a…

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Japanese Days of the Month – Review Posted by on Jun 25, 2014

Recently, I had many questions from Japanese blog readers regarding Japanese days of the month. I thought it will be a good time to review this and expand our vocabularies a bit more than what was mentioned on the previous article. I took the list written by another blogger, Ginny back in 2009 and expanded…

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Summer in Japan Posted by on Jun 24, 2014

Hi everyone! Every June, after my kids start summer break in U.S., I normally come back to my hometown, Gifu Japan with my kids. I have been in Japan since last week, and I have to tell you, weather is getting humid every day. June is normally rainy season in Japan, but this year is not…

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How to talk about past in Japanese? Posted by on Jun 18, 2014

In this article, I thought it will be interesting to cover “how to express past events in Japanese”. In English, each verb has its own past tense form, and that some of them are a bit unique in that you have to know how to “convert” from present tense to past tense.  In Japanese, grammar…

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Singing Japanese songs as a way of learning the language Posted by on Jun 16, 2014

There are many ways of learning a foreign language. How about singing a song in the language of your study? It might be easier to study Japanese this way than learning from the book. I would like to share a story of Nicholas Edwards who has now become such a famous pop singer in Japan. Nicholas…

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Top 20 Most Used Japanese words for foreigners Posted by on Jun 12, 2014

Recently, I came across an interesting article regarding the top 20 most used Japanese words on a web site called Deep Japan. (Original article from http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2014/01/15/231/) Have you heard of a site called Deep Japan(http://www.deepjapan.org/)?  For those who would like to travel to Japan someday, this site might become helpful. This site is for everyone who…

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Counting Basics in Japanese – Part 2 Posted by on Jun 9, 2014

The other day, I have introduced “COUNTER WORDS’ in Japanese. COUNTER WORDS are the attachments to the vocabulary when you count things in Japanese. It changes according to what exactly you are counting. You can read the first article from here for your review. The last article covered the following things for counting. Smaller animals, insects…

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