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Girls Day (Hinamatsuri) : How the Japanese celebrate? Posted by on Mar 2, 2018

“Learning a new language, just like opening a new window, allows you to see the world with intimacy.” ― Pearl Zhu   March 3rd is the Girl’s Day in Japan. What we call, Hinamaturi (ひなまつり、雛祭り). It is not a national holiday, but it is the day to celebrate girl’s health and happiness. It is the…

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How do you say, “I got flu” in Japanese? Posted by on Feb 26, 2018

“We should learn languages because language is the only thing worth knowing even poorly.” ― Kató Lomb,    Hi everyone, hope you are all healthy and doing well. My family just got over the nasty flu, which started off with one of my kids, and spread to the entire family. It was my fault that…

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4 Tips for Learning Japanese Posted by on Jan 7, 2017

あけましておめでとうございます。Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu. Wishing all the readers of our blog a very Happy New Year. Many of us start the New Year with new resolutions. It is a good thing to make resolutions because it makes us stay focused and determined. Learning any foreign language is not an easy task. On this note, I decided…

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Exploring Nagasaki Posted by on Nov 30, 2016

The city of Nagasaki (長崎) is located on the Japanese island of Kyushu (九州). It’s the capital and largest city in the prefecture of the same name. Once a secluded fishing village, it grew into a major port city after trade developed with Portugeuse explorers. It was here that the second atomic bomb was dropped…

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Why I chose to become a polyglot Posted by on Nov 4, 2016

Hi (こんにちは)! My name is Ranita and I am from India (インド).  I have been learning Japanese (日本語)  for over six years now. I have lived in Japan (日本) for a year and during my stay, I immersed myself into everything Japanese. I am very excited to join the Japanese blog. Looking forward to share…

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Japan By Train (Video) Posted by on Oct 27, 2016

Traveling around by train is definitely the way to go if visiting the Land of the Rising Sun. We’ve already posted about train travel in Japan, so check that post out for lots of good information about riding the rails. Now that you’ve read about train travel in Japan, it’s time to see what it’s…

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48 Hours in Kyoto – Day 2 Posted by on Sep 22, 2016

Kyoto has a long, rich history. It can be hard to settle on which historical sites to visit. You can’t miss the Fushimi Inari Shrine (home to the famous 10,000 tori gates) the stunning Golden Pavilion Zen Buddhist temple, and the 1,000+ year-old Kiyomizu-dera Temple. If you’re catching a train out of Kyoto station, take…

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