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18Mon 2016

Japanese thoughts on International Marriages

We have the opportunity to say that quite often in this space: Japan is opening to the world. Ineluctable globalization.
Demographic issues (aging society and extremely low birth rate). With more and more gaikokujin (i.e. foreigners) in Japan, there are more and

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

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