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On Thin Ice: Figure Skating in Japan and Some Popular Japanese Skaters

Figure skating is an extremely popular sport in Japan. When the winter season comes rolling in, many people switch on their TVs to watch the skating competitions and root for their favorite skaters. Twitter is suddenly filled with various skating-related Tweets, and when the likes of Yuzuru Hanyu successfully land a quadruple axel or two,…

Popular “Western” Dishes with a Japanese Twist

star-kyoto.co.jp/ We all know that Japanese food is delicious. Sushi is popular worldwide, and you may know about some of the more famous traditional delicacies, such as miso soup, tempura, and soba noodles. But perhaps you may be less familiar with some of the popular Japanese dishes that have a Western influence. Western-Japanese dishes, or…

5 most common uses of Wasei Eigo (or Japlish)

Wasei Eigo lacarmina.com/ Just like an American would sometimes use certain famous Japanese words like “anime” or “sushi” in an otherwise English conversation, Japanese people also use various English words in their everyday speech. That doesn’t mean, however, that all of the “English” words and phrases that they incorporate into their conversations are used correctly.…