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Archive for October, 2014

Japan’s Most Popular Halloween Parade Posted by on Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween to everyone! It is October 31st today! For some of you, this is the day you have been waiting for all year, to wear your favorite costume. On this Halloween day, I would like to share with you one of the most popular Halloween parade in Japan called, Kawasaki Halloween Parade. This year…

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How to Say Hello in Japanese – things you need to know Posted by on Oct 31, 2014

“Hello” is simply a well known, “Konnichiwa(こんにちは。)” in Japanese.  One of the readers recently asked if there are more than one way of saying hello in Japanese. Well, in today’s blog, I decided to share with you some of the most common ways of saying hi to others in Japanese. Read on! Konnichiwa~ こんにちは。 This…

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Conversational Japanese – 2 (At the book store) Posted by on Oct 30, 2014

I personally love going to a book store. It is so relaxing browsing through the books or reading into one specific book you have already been wanting to read. Of course, some of them, you like them so much that you want to buy them to take them home with you. In Japan, there are…

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Conversational Japanese – 1 (At the pharmacy) Posted by on Oct 30, 2014

I was just at the pharmacy the other day, looking for things, and thought about this topic. There are some unique vocabulary that are helpful to know when you go to pharmacy or drug store. I would like to start new series based on different type of shopping experience. This post is on useful Japanese…

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Learn Japanese by Listening to an Old Folk Tale Posted by on Oct 23, 2014

Hi everyone. I have not covered the Japanese old folk tale recently.  This one is a simple and short, but very funny story that you can enjoy.  Listen to the Youtube video first and see if you can understand the story as to what this is all about. You might recognize the Japanese words here…

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Learning Simple Math in Japanese Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

Hi there. I thought I would talk about a bit unusual topic this time. Learning Math in Japanese. When expressing mathematics in Japanese, here are the things you would notice. To make things easier, I have used only Hiragana’s below rather than using Kanji’s. I will start with the simple ones below, but first let’s…

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All about Japanese Katakana Posted by on Oct 17, 2014

So, you might already know that there are three styles of writing in Japanese. Basic writing is done using what we call, Hiragana (平仮名、ひらがな). We have two other forms of writing called, Katakana (カタカナ、かたかな) & Kanji (漢字、かんじ). In today’s article, I would like to give you an overview of what is Japanese Katakana is…

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