2015 October

What It Takes to be a Japanese Salary Man

The quintessential salary man (サラリーマン) in Japan is a male white-collar worker or businessman who works for a large corporation or bureaucracy. He must have attended and graduated from an elite school, and is hence trained and brainwashed by default to suit working for “the greater good” instead of for oneself. He works 60-80-hour workweeks…

Practice Reading Japanese with these great specialized books!

Learning Japanese can be difficult, especially when it comes to reading. This is because the Japanese language uses 3 different alphabets, sometimes even all in one sentence. These three alphabets are called hiragana – ひらがな, katakana – カタカナ, and kanji – 漢字. Hiragana was invented as a way for women to write, while the men…

Enjoy the great taste of Japanese Curry at Coco Ichi Curry Houses!

When you’re in Japan, you’ll probably want to eat lots of Japanese food. You probably think of sushi, sashimi, rice and noodles – am I right? Well, if so, you might just be missing out on one of the most delicious Japanese dishes around – Curry and rice! Japanese Curry welke.nl/ Japanese curry is different…

Top 10 Hot Spots to Quench Your Thirst in Tokyo

Since Tokyo won the bid to hold the 2020 Olympic games, tourism initiatives have begun. The aim is to make Tokyo more accessible to foreign visitors and to give people a warm welcome. Train lines are being updated and new bi-lingual tourism guides are popping up at train stations around Tokyo. One experience in Tokyo…

How is English Taught in Elementary Schools in Japan?

Education at elementary level provides a basic foundation of learning. It is when children are trained to acquire the basic knowledge and ability to survive a competitive society, which includes language skills and development. Learning English as a second language is increasing due to the demand of globalization. The English language is considered the universal…

Interesting Sounds in Japan- Not Always Music to Your Ears!

Less nature and a lot more people! Big cities and those which are as dense as Tokyo and Osaka are prone to be loud and present a variety of noises at almost every corner. Also by that, we do not mean car horns during rush hour or crowds of people. Technologically advanced Japan produces its…
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