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Japanese TV Quiz Shows: Test Your Japanese!

People from all around the world are captivated by the wonder and beauty of Japan. But with the language barrier that separates Japan from people who cannot speak or understand their language, many are willing to give the extra effort of learning the Japanese language. It is true that there are many ways of learning…

Why the Anime Industry Needs Otaku to Survive

Below is one question that may be faced by a huge ‘NO WAY!’ from fans considering the decent number of new and ongoing anime releases this 2015. Not to mention the fact that there are still many long running series that have a huge fan base in and outside Japan. Author’s photo If we take…

Meet Japan’s One and Only Robot Celebrity: Matsuko-roid!

Japan is famous across the globe for its robots. When people imagine Japan they picture the giant robots from Gundam and Evangelion fighting or cutesy robots doing everything for you or recently even hotels completely staffed by robots who’ll look after your every need from checking in to room service. Now however there is a…

5 Effective Ways to Help you Learn Japanese!

Whether you started on a whim, or it was your life dream, learning Japanese, as enthralling and challenging as it might seem, is never a light task to achieve. The three writing systems, the huge amount of characters you have to memorize, the different levels of speech politeness, the douon igigo 同音異義語 or homophones, make…

What’s Saturday Night TV like in Japan?

All around the world, everyone knows that the best television is usually reserved for Saturday nights, but what do Saturday night television shows look like in Japan? Here’s a look at the recent prime time line up on one TV channel – NTV. Dokonjo Gaeru – (Gutsy Frog!) Dokonjo Gaeru is a comedy-drama about a…

Why did you come to Japan?

About this question “Why did you come to Japan?”, a question often asked to foreigners in Japan, is actually a famous Japanese television program. This television reality program also known as “Yū wa Nani Shi ni Nippon e?”(YOUは何しに日本へ) is presented by two famous personalities in Japan, Osamu Shitara and Yuki Himura, the comedy duo called…

3 best Japanese TV-shows that are not about food

America is going through a golden age of television programming. Japan? Not so much… According to a recent survey by the Asahi newspaper, nearly 75 percent of those surveyed noted that they thought Japanese TV is boring. Many programs are just people eating food and shouting, “Umai!!!” (delicious). But there are a few babies in…