Japanese Sunday News #39

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Every Sunday we gather the week's weird and interesting Japanese news and present it to you in our Sunday News column. It might not always be hard-hitting news, but we hope that it still informs and entertains you. … [Read more...]

The Magic of Emoji

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Since the invention of typed communication, people have been making faces with punctuation, letters, and numbers. Even back when telegrams were around, people were still finding ways to make faces with what characters they … [Read more...]

Japan’s Helvetica

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It seems to me that hip, cultured young people always have some sort of interest in design, whether its architecture, graphic design or web design. But no form of design seems to have attracted more attention than … [Read more...]

Japanese Sunday News #38

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Every Sunday we gather the week's weird and interesting Japanese news and present it to you in our Sunday News column. It might not always be hard-hitting news, but we hope that it still informs and entertains you. … [Read more...]

The Starstruck Japanese

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It's easy to forget sometimes that Japanese culture can, in some ways, be so different from our own. We're all pretty much the same in the ways that really count, but the small differences still seem kind of weird. Take … [Read more...]

Japanese Sunday News #37

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Every Sunday we gather the week's weird and interesting Japanese news and present it to you in our Sunday News column. It might not always be hard-hitting news, but we hope that it still informs and entertains you. … [Read more...]

The Nail That Sticks Up . . .

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If you've read much about Japan, then you've probably come across the saying “出る釘は打たれる” or, in Inglés, “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” People usually use this saying to make a point … [Read more...]

The Pitfalls of Kanji Tattoos

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There are tons of cliches when it comes to tattoos. Everybody knows the tramp stamp, tribal and sailor tattoos; but one in particular interests those learning Japanese: kanji tattoos. Over the years, it seems like … [Read more...]

Japanese Sunday News #36

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Every Sunday we gather the week's weird and interesting Japanese news and present it to you in our Sunday News column. It might not always be hard-hitting news, but we hope that it still informs and entertains you. … [Read more...]