Would you stay at a hotel where you were greeted by a dinosaur at the front desk? What about a capsule hotel that looks like a pod from a spaceship? Sure, when you visit Japan, there are loads of regular hotels available for you to stay at. But, why not get the most out of your experience, and stay in one … Read More
When September dawns in Japan, what typically comes to mind? Perhaps the sweltering heat or the subtle embrace of autumn’s arrival. Yet, would you believe it includes a nationwide sumo wrestling showdown, captivating natural landscapes, and vibrant Matsuri festivals? This September, an array of exceptional events awaits, and we’re here to guide you through the top 8 unforgettable experiences taking … Read More
Japan is renowned for its unique and diverse culture, one of which is the kawaii culture. Kawaii, which means “cute” or “adorable” in Japanese, is a pervasive cultural phenomenon that has captured the hearts of people all around the world. From fashion to art, kawaii is an ever-present aspect of Japanese culture that has been gaining popularity over the past … Read More
When you were young, did you daydream about visiting the bathhouse in Spirited Away, or wandering through the forest from Princess Mononoke? Studio Ghibli (スタジオジブリ) is a household name in Japan and has also gained recognition around the world. However, some international Studio Ghibli fans might be surprised to learn that several of the settings in their beloved childhood films are … Read More
When you were a student growing up, did your school have uniforms? Most schools in Japan do! Japanese school uniforms, called seifuku (制服), were introduced to Japanese private and public schools in the late 19th century. The uniform traditionally consists of a military-styled uniform for boys and a sailor outfit for girls, but Western-styled Catholic-school uniforms are also very common. In … Read More
Minasan Ohayō gozaimasu! Good morning, everyone! Today’s YouTube Live lesson was Learn Japanese with Anime. Have you watched Japanese anime before? Do you think the ordinary Japanese people talk like anime characters? Do you think just watching Anime improves your Japanese skills? Let’s find it out more!
Kawaii (かわいい) is one of the most commonly used words in the Japanese language. Translated as “cute” in English, it can be used to describe all things cute – people, babies, animals, clothing, decorations, stationary – you name it. When the kawaii trend originated, it was only popular with pre-teen girls. So why is it that today in Japan, it’s … Read More