Japanese

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 ›

It’s coming…

It’s the c word… Christmas When I was last in Japan 5 years ago as a 留学生 (ryuugakusei or foreign exchange student) in Nagoya, Christmas seemed more like a passing interest- it was something un-Japanese and not really important. Only… 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 ›

Why Japanese people?

For anyone that is familiar with Japanese culture, “Why Japanese people” is a throwback to Atsugiri Jason who initially featured on the TV programme  ‘Sokuhou! Ariyoshi no o-warai daitouryousenkyo 2014,’ and is still being referenced today. But when considering Japanese… Read More ›