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Must Watch Funny Japanese Commercial Posted by on Jan 30, 2015

I would like to end this month with something funny and humorous. This is one of the TV commercials from home delivery sushi place.  You might not need to understand the details of the Japanese language to get an idea on what’s happening, but it sure gives you more reason to laugh if you understand the…

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Back to Basics 2 – Six Must Know Japanese Expressions Posted by on Jan 29, 2015

Here is another round of back to basics in Japanese.  These expressions are often used and good to know as you interact with your friends and acquaintances.     ごくろうさまです。 (ご苦労様です)(gokuro sama desu) You often say this to a person who worked hard all day or did something for you. In English, it is more like…

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Back to Basics – Counting Days in Japanese Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

It is always nice to review some basics if you know already.  For the next few articles, I would like to go back to the basics of Japanese language, and share some of the most useful and most important aspect of the language.  The expressions I will be introducing you will be something you would…

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January in Japan Posted by on Jan 8, 2015

Ever since I found this video, this is the one that I have been wanting to post and share with everyone. Some of you might have already watched this. The video is called “January in Japan.” Every time I watch this video, I miss home terribly. If you have any interest in Japanese culture or…

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あけましておめでとうございます Posted by on Jan 1, 2015

あけましておめでとうございます。Happy New Year! 2015 is officially here.Hope everyone had an amazing celebration for New Years! 2015 is the year of sheep. We call it Hitsuji doshi (未年、ひつじどし) in Japanese. It’s New Year, so let me go over some of the key items. Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu. ~ あけましておめでとうございます。 Happy New Year is Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu (あけましておめでとうございます) in…

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