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3Wed 2016

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

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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1Mon 2016

All you’ve ever wanted to know about sushis *

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.
* to be taken with

29Fri 2016

Kanto Versus Kansai: What are the Differences?

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

15Tue 2015

Origami and Architecture

Japanese culture is ever more present all over the world. One could cite Japanese cuisine (more Michelin starred restaurants in Japan than anywhere else in the world), mangas, martial arts, to name just a few. In Japan, origami are more