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The Mystery of Valentine’s Day in Japan

12 February 2016 / Comments: 0

On Valentine’s Day in Japan, girls give chocolates to boys
Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is lovers’ day. But Japanese customs is quite different from Westerners’. First, Japanese Valentine’s Day is the confession of girls to boys. Secondly, presents are (generally) chocolate. Thirdly,

Ryokan: Japanese Hospitality

10 February 2016 / Comments: 0

Do you know the word “おもてなし” (“Omotenashi“)? “Omotenashi” is the way of Japanese Hospitality. The philosophy of “Omotenashi” is originally rooted in “茶道” (“Sado”). Tea ceremony – “茶会” (“Chakai”) is known as a part of “Sado”. “茶人” – “Chajin” or

About Japanese Honorifics (San, Sama, Kun, Chan, Dono)

3 February 2016 / Comments: 0

One of main difficulties in learning Japanese might be being able to handle polite expressions properly. Why it is difficult? Because the differences between these expressions are very subtle, and in order to use them accurately, one needs to perceive whether the other person is

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All you’ve ever wanted to know about sushis *

1 February 2016 / Comments: 0

We have found this video very interesting – It was made by a duo of Japanese comedians, The Rahmens.
Please have a look and enjoy!
To learn more about this hilarious duo of comedians, The Rahmens, click here.
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Kanto Versus Kansai: What are the Differences?

29 January 2016 / Comments: 0

An old proverb says “A man from the East (“Edokko”; “Edo” is the old name of Tokyo, “Ko” means “child”) matches well a woman from Kyoto”. According to the saying, a strong and open-hearted East man (Edokko) suits well a tender

About JLPT

13 January 2016 / Comments: 0

Practically, JLPT is comparable to TOEIC test in English. It consists of measuring Linguistic knowledge (Vocabulary, Grammar, Kanji), reading comprehension, and listening.
For foreign people to work or study in Higher Education institutes in Japan, it is necessary to reach level N1 or