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Archive for July, 2015

Small Drink Big Breakfast in Gifu Posted by on Jul 31, 2015

One of my favorite things to do here in Japan is to look for a place to eat great breakfast. Around here in Tokai chihou (東海地方、とうかい ちほう), at most cafes, you get a nice breakfast plate just by ordering your drink at breakfast. You get a plate full of bread or rice dish, salad, and fruit…

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Let’s Learn Keigo! – Part 2 Posted by on Jul 29, 2015

The other day, I had covered basics on Japanese Keigo. There are three forms of Keigo’s in Japanese, but today’s post is all about the first one, called “Polite Language (Teinei go, ていねいご、丁寧語)” By the time you finish reading this post, you will learn not only the basics but also the important aspects of Teineigo,…

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Humidity – Mushiatsui! & Firewoks! Posted by on Jul 28, 2015

I have been in Japan for about a week now, but its has been so hot and humid and that honestly, I have not had much opportunity to enjoy things around here. Humid is Mushiatsui (蒸し暑い、むしあつい) in Japanese. These days, during the summer, people in Japan are very cautious about staying hydrated, especially, heatstroke is the…

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Let’s Learn Keigo! – Part 1 Posted by on Jul 20, 2015

I have received many comments requesting to cover Keigo(けいご、敬語), Japanese honorific speech recently. Let me cover some of the most common Keigo expressions in my next few articles this month as Keigo is an essential part of Japanese language.     What is Keigo(けいご、敬語)?   Keigo is simply a polite and respectful way of speaking…

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Summer! Summer! Summer! Posted by on Jul 19, 2015

Hi everyone. I am sorry, I had a long break since my last article. I have been traveling within the states, visiting family and friends, and just got back to Northwest and now ready to start working on more articles. Next week, I will be in Japan, so will be writing more about what’s happening…

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