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Google Image Search Results In Japanese Versus English

By Koichi In the past we've written a bit about Google Image search and how it's useful for Japanese learning. For example, if you don't know what a Japanese word means, or if you just aren't sure about the translation … [Read more...]

What It’s Like To Date An Anime Character

During our dating in Japan series from the last week or two, we've covered all kinds of three-dimensional beings. Men. Women... okay, that's about it. But now it's time to diverge from that path, do some simple … [Read more...]

How To Avoid (Or Even Find) A Stigmatized Property In Japan

I previously wrote about a creepy unsolved murder case where I revealed that my former house may have been the house in which above mentioned creepy unsolved murder occurred. Of course, I don’t want it to be the actual … [Read more...]

Japanese, the Borrower Language Part 2: Twisting Words

Want to read part 1 of this series? Read it here - Japanese, The Borrower Language part 1: Where the Japanese Language Came From. The phenomenon of language borrowing is in no way unique, but it seems to stand out more … [Read more...]

What Japanese Kids Want To Be When They Grow Up (And What They End Up Becoming)

Children. So young! So full of promise! The world is their oyster and they haven't been crushed by life's merciless sky fist... at least not yet. Still though, it's fun to hear a child's hopes and dreams before they turn … [Read more...]

The Kawaii That’s Supposed To Make You Feel Gross: Kimo-Kawaii

There’s no doubt there are an abundance of cute characters in Japan. Japanese people love cute things, and will buy mountains merchandise to show off in their homes, use as supplies, or hang them as keychains to dangle … [Read more...]