Learn Japanese Culture to Progress in Japanese Language

Learning a foreign language is a complex endeavour. It is more than just learning the grammar and vocabulary. The cultural aspect of the language is important as well.

If you want to master a langu...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 weeks ago | 3 comments


WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan www.japantimes.co.jp

Salvaged from the Papua New Guinean jungle, a restored World War II Japanese Zero fighter has taken to the skies over the land that gave birth to the once-feared warplane.

The aircraft — emblazoned...

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Ninja birthplace cities jointly promote tourism www3.nhk.or.jp

Two cities in central Japan regarded as the birthplace of ninjas, or feudal era secret agents, have launched a council to attract more tourists from home and abroad.

The cultural assets related to ...

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Failed tattoos exposed hanzismatter.blogspot.com

The author of this blog receives photos of people's tattoos containing (mainly Chinese characters) and explains if what they really mean. Some of them are hilarious. I have no idea how people decid...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 18 hours, 26 minutes ago | 0 comments


Bitcoin Adoption Grows in World’s Leading Electronics District www.nigeriatoday.ng

I am not sure how trustworthy a source of information Nigeria Today is. Personally I have a difficulty of trusting anything Nigerian online :)

But it is quite cool if some offline shops in Akihaba...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 18 hours, 34 minutes ago | 1 comment


Kurobe Dam releasing water for sightseers www3.nhk.or.jp

Sightseers are flocking to Japan's highest dam to watch the spectacle of water gushing from it.

An electric power company releases water from Kurobe Dam, in Toyama Prefecture, central Japan, from J...

posted by  Yubi | 22 hours, 43 minutes ago | 2 comments


Disrupting Japan Podcast #92: The Little Startup That Took Down NTT – TownWiFi www.disruptingjapan.com

It’s rare for a Japanese startup to challenge NTT and come out ahead. But that’s exactly what Takehiro Ogita and his team at TownWiFi have accomplished.

TownWiFi is a mobile app that automatically ...

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Origami-inspired architecture brings diamond lattices to Tokyo's shopping district www.wired.co.uk

This lacy façade is made from 5,315 aluminium panels, capable of sliding on hidden rails. It's the frontage of Ginza Place, on a corner of Ginza Crossing, Tokyo's equivalent of Times Square. Tokyo-...

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Art of Figure Making: Overwatch, Good Smile Company and Nendoroids otakumode.com

Ryoma Enomoto, Planning Division United States Leader at Good Smile Company, talks about his job and their recent collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment for their Overwatch Nendoroid figures, Me...

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Books for Studying Japanese www.nippon.com

These reference works may come in handy for learners of Japanese looking to learn more kanji, polish their grammar, or prepare for a test. We’ll be updating the list from time to time, so if there’...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 day, 21 hours ago | 0 comments


Women’s overdone ultraviolet blocking techniques whatjapanthinks.com

With summer coming up, goo Ranking took a look at what ultraviolet blocking techniques turn people right off. As is usual for these questionnaires, people selected the worst from a list of options.

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