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How2: romaji

Anyone who either learns or attempts to learn Japanese comes across romaji or romanized Japanese. Other languages have similar systems (pinyin for Chinese, romaja for romanised Korean etc- there are many different systems to represent each language). In simple terms,… Read More ›

How2: Japanese Halloween

Japanese vocabulary for Halloween Halloween is a very commercial time for the Japanese, especially those with children or those who work with children. Here’s a handy list of some spooky vocabulary for you. Firstly, picture the scene you are at… Read More ›

Ninja 101

What’s in a name? Ninja have not always been known as ninjas- it has differed due to time and place. But first what makes up the name Ninja? Ninja or 忍者 is the on-yomi or Chinese reading of two kanji-… Read More ›