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Do you know where this is?

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Do you know where this is?
Do you know where this statue is found in Tokyo?
If you know this character ... You really know Japan.

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Do you know what Anthropomorphism is?

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Do you know what Anthropomo...
Japanese people like Anthropomorphism ... or representing things that are non-living things by cute living characters. What character you like in Japan?

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What I bring back from Japan.

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What I bring back from Japan.
When I travel to Japan on business, I try to bring back OMUSUBU from the convenient stores to the US. You cannot bring any meat products from Japan to the US, but seafoods are fine. I buy over 50 OMUSUBI every time and people in my office love them.
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Ladies Only Train Car

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Ladies Only Train Car
There are train cars in Japan dedicated to the female customers only. If you go Japan, please be careful. If you make mistake getting on the ladies only car, just move to the other cars. That is if you are male.
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Cosplay at Japan Fair 2017

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Cosplayers at Japan Fair 2017 ... at Japanese-Online booth.
http://www.japanese-online.com


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Japanese-Online.com Contributed Article

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How Music Can Help You Learn a New Language



Language and music are deeply entwined. They are sisters to each other, both rooted in rhythm, tone, and melody. Likewise, they both have a learning curve to the newcomer. But, the beauty is, these two can be combined for an incredible result; learning a new language with the help of music is incredibly effective.

It was previously thought that language and music used two differing brain functions. Speech functions were localized in the left-brain hemisphere and language in the right. But scientific advances in brain imaging technology have challenged that idea as of late. In fact, it’s becoming increasingly clear that there’s a whole lot of overlap between the two. The data is overwhelming that music can aid in one’s quest to learn a new language.

How it Helps



If you were asked, “Which letter comes before R?”, you would probably have to sing the alphabet song in order to remember it is ‘Q’. Ask any kindergartener, and you will realize that, even at a young age, we become aware rather quickly of the perks of memorizing things in conjunction with music. It’s true, the power of music is seldom matched, both in terms of its memorization benefits and its complexity itself. For instance, think about how much easier it is for you to memorize your favorite song than it was to memorize your multiplication tables.

You see, certain songs trigger memories, just like the way scent does. Music can help ingrain in your mind events that happened years ago, and it can help you to recall them with ease. Channeling this tool when it comes to memorizing a new alphabet and language is just as effective. There is no reason you can’t help yourself memorize the hiragana and katakana alphabets with music. Not only will this make the process easier, but it will most likely make it more fun and interesting, too.

How it Works



The brain is an “association machine.” It remembers new information by connecting it with the information already there. So, the memories or facts you most easily remember are those that get linked, whether consciously or subconsciously, to memories and information already there. Simple enough, right? Just remember that for you to retain the vocabulary and store it in your long-term memory, you have to creatively connect them with something else. If you were trying to memorize the Japanese word “Oboemasu”, you could think of the oboe, a musical instrument, and you could pair “masu” with another word it reminds you of, perhaps the word, “massage”.

Songs create these same kinds of opportunities for making connections, which is why they’re so memorable. There are plenty of people who can’t remember their friend’s birthdays, yet they know all of the words to hundreds of songs. By pairing new vocabulary with music, you not only allow your brain to make more connections to the new words you are learning, but you target the rhythmic side of music and language that pair so well together, too.

By

Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer
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Japanese Animes --- Learn Japanese

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Many people start learning Japanese because they wanted to watch Japanese Anima in its native language. What is your favorite anime? Can you name those anime pictures above?
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Japanese Bowing

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Japanese Bowing
Bowing is a very protective but very common way to say "Hello" and "Good Bye" in Japanese culture. When our Japanese guests leave the company, we say good by by bowing our heads.
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Japan uses Metric System and More ...

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Japan uses Metric System an... Tatami Mat Tatami Mat
Japan uses metric system. So, please looking for an apartment or office space in Japan, the size is shown in square meter rather than square foot (in the US). So, if the space is 50 square meters, it is 538.195 square foot.

In addition to sum, Japan uses "TSUBO 坪" to show how large the space is. TSUBO is based on two Tatami Mat size. Two Tatami mats create a square space that is 3.3 square meters. That is 35.52 square feet.

You count each Tatami as one "jo 畳". So if the room has 6 Tatami, it is called 6 jo room. That will be 19.8 square meter or 213.13 square foot.

Now you know how Japanese explain the room size.

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Japanese Food

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What is your favorite Japanese food?
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Akihabara or Akiba

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Akihabara or Akiba Akihabara or Akiba Akihabara or Akiba Akihabara or Akiba
Do you know the term, "Otaku"?

Otaku is a young person who is obsessed with computers or particular aspects of popular culture to the detriment of their social skills. And the Akihabara is the center for Otaku culture in Japan.

Akihabara is also know for Anime, Electronics, Pop Culture, Maid Cafe ...


I took those pictures few years ago.
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Katsuouji - Drama Temple

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Those picture were taken at Katsuouji temple in Osaka. This temple is know for many Drama dolls ... When you have a chance to visit Osaka, you might want to visit Katsuouji.

http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/facilities/cat22/post_320.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daruma_doll
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Japanese Curry

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Japanese Curry Japanese Curry Japanese Curry
Do you like Japanese Curry (KARE-)?
Do you put Worcestershire Sauce or Soy Source?
What kind of topping do you like? Do you like Katsu Curry? How about Row Egg?
White rice or brown rice?
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Reader Contribution ... Thank you Jane!

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Reader Contribution ... Thank y...

5 Memory Hacks for Learning Japanese Fast & Easy



Do you want to learn Japanese but don’t know where to start? If this sounds like you, then we have a few useful tips on how to improve your vocabulary and exposure to the Japanese language. In this guide, we have combined useful hacks to help you practice and learn Japanese fast and easy.

Tailor Your Methods



Let’s face it - learning kanji is not the easiest part of the language. However, there is a solution. The best way to create a strong memory ( advertisement: https://www.nootropicwatchdog.com/15-study-hacks-to-improve-your-memory/ ) is to reproduce the same information in different ways constantly. Consider a combination of techniques that include post-it notes, flashcards, practice quizzes, topic explanations, and key word associations.

Take Advantage of Lessons Online



With the use of online tools, you can start with the basics and move onto topics, sentence structures, and formalities. Online language tools will provide the essential foundation to building the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and improve your memory.

Read Japanese News and Articles



Put your kanji identification and vocabulary to the test by reading and comprehension. Reading Japanese news and articles helps you learn how to identify common vocabulary. While it will be difficult as a beginner, you can highlight the list of kanji and vocabulary that you do not understand and use a dictionary as a reference.

Write Your Notes



Help cement the foundation of information by taking notes. You will have to ensure that it is readable as you can recall the notes by hand rather than using your laptop. Also, be sure to use full sentences in your flash cards rather than single words. What’s great about sentences is that you can learn new words, as well as how to use them in the proper context.

Learn the Songs



Focus on learning Japanese songs, particularly nursery rhymes. Once you’ve mastered the nursery rhymes, you can move on to karaoke songs and even make a few friends along the way. While it is not the only way to learn Japanese, it is a great addition to memorizing the language and vocabulary and spark up new conversations.

Repetition is the best way to memorize new information in a short time frame. The key is to go through a topic several times on different occasions and express the information in many ways. This is called over-learning. When you can express the information repeatedly, it will naturally come easy.




This article was contributed by Jane.

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What is Eki-Ben? えきべん or 駅弁

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What is Eki-Ben... What is Eki-Ben... What is Eki-Ben... What is Eki-Ben... What is Eki-Ben...
Eki means "Train Station" in Japanese.
Ben is short for "Bento".

Have you had Eki-Ben before?
How did you like it.

Do you have a lunch box (Bento) in your country. If you do, please hare with us ... by picture, I mean.
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Aquarium

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Aquarium Aquarium Aquarium
Where is this aquarium located in Japan?
Does anyone know?
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Where in Tokyo is this place?

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Where in Tokyo is this place? Where in Tokyo is this place? Where in Tokyo is this place? Where in Tokyo is this place? Where in Tokyo is this place?

This place is always packed with people.
If you like shopping and looking at young culture in Tokyo, you must visit this place in Tokyo.

Do you know where this is?
Tell me the street name and the Japan Rail (Yamanote) station name.

If you have been there, please tell us what you thought of?
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Where is this?

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Where is this? Where is this? Where is this? Where is this?
This should be an easy question.
Can you tell me where this is.
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Fish Head Answer

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Fish Head Answer
Many of you already know when serving fish with head, you need to place the head heading left like this picture. Also you might want to know that you should place rice on the left and the miso soup on the right like this picture. But some people argue that rice and miso soup should be reversed.

Many items in Japanese society are designed for right-handed people.
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Which way should you place broiled fish with head?

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Right Right Left Left
In Japanese custom, which should you place broiled fish with head?

(A) Right
(B) Left
(C) Whichever you want

There is a correct answer.
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Free WiFi in Japan

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Free WiFi in Japan
Unlike Europe and North America, Free WiFi hotspots are harder to find in Japan. Some of the services that they say available are only for subscribers. However Japan is working havers hard to provide more Free WiFi spots for travelers.

Some of the places you you may find Free WiFi are

- Airports
- Train Stations
- Covenant Stores
- Coffee Shops

Here is a Free WiFi information provided by Japan Tourism Office.

http://japanfreewifi.jnto.go.jp/eng/wifi-spot-list.php?location=curp
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Question from Tadao

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Olá , preciso de uma ajuda. Gostaria de saber como se escreve em kanji "Polícia comunitária"

Above is translated to ... Hi, I need some help. I would like to know how to spell Kanji "Community Police"

「コミュニティポリシング」might be how you say it. There is no Japanese words.
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What do you know about Japan?

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What do you know about Japan?

So you have lived in Japan?
How do you like it or not.
Tell us what we should know about Japan.



Please write a comment on this post.
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抜き(Nuki)

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抜き(Nuki)


We'd like to introduce some useful words and phrases when you are in Japan.

Today's word and phrase is the following.


Words: 抜き(Nuki)
Meaning: Without





─ How to use ─
Japanese: 玉ねぎ抜きでお願いします。(Tamanegi nuki de onegaishimasu.)
Meaning: Without onion please.




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お会計(Okaikei)

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お会計(Okaikei)


We'd like to introduce some useful words and phrases when you are in Japan.

Today's word and phrase is the following.


Words: お会計(Okaikei)
Meaning: Check





─ How to use ─
Japanese: お会計をお願いします。(Okaikei wo onegaishimasu.)
Meaning: Check please.




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持ち帰り(Motikaeri)

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持ち帰り(Motikaeri)


We'd like to introduce some useful words and phrases when you are in Japan.

Today's word and phrase is the following.


Words: 持ち帰り(Motikaeri)
Meaning: Take out





─ How to use ─
Japanese: 持ち帰りでお願いします。(Motikaeri de onegaishimasu.)
Meaning: Take out please.




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おすすめ(Osusume)

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おすすめ(Osusume)


We'd like to introduce some useful words and phrases when you are in Japan.

Today's word and phrase is the following.


Words: おすすめ(Osusume)
Meaning: Recommendation





─ How to use ─
Japanese: あなたのおすすめはなんですか? (Anata no osusume ha nanndesuka?)
Meaning: What's your recommendation?




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美味しい (Oishii)

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美味しい (Oishii)


We'd like to introduce some useful words and phrases when you are in Japan.

Today's word and phrase is the following.


Words: 美味しい(Oishii)
Meaning: Delicious





─ How to use ─
Japanese: この料理は美味しいです。(Kono ryouri ha oishii desu.)
Meaning: This dish is delicious.




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Japanese Question

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Japanese Question

Why do we say "akawain" for "red wine", but "akai kuruma" for "red car" instead of "aka kuruma"? thank you!


This is a great question. Thank you, Paul.

Akawain is not stating the state of wine. It is all by it self an noun. You can say Akai Wain, they this Akai is an adjective stating the wine is red. Most other things such as cars, house, shoes and so one, you use Akai _______.


If you have question about Japanese, please write to us on this blog or submit the form at Japanese-Online.com.


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お酒 (Osake)

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お酒 (Osake)


We'd like to introduce some useful words and phrases when you are in Japan.

Today's word and phrase is the following.


Words: お酒 (Osake)
Meaning: Alcohol drink





─ How to use ─
Japanese: お酒はありますか? (Osake ha arimasuka?)
Meaning: Do you have any alcohol drink?




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すみません(Sumimasen)

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すみません(Sumimasen...


We'd like to introduce some useful words and phrases when you are in Japan.

Today's word and phrase is the following.


Words: すみません(Sumimasen)
Meaning: Excuse me.



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貴重品(Kichou-hin)

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貴重品(Kichou-hin)


We'd like to introduce some useful words and phrases when you are in Japan hotel.

Today's word and phrase is the following.


Words: 貴重品(Kichou-hin)
Meaning: Valuables





─ How to use ─
Japanese: 貴重品を預かってもらえますか?(Kichou-hin wo azukatte morae masuka?)
Meaning: Could I deposit valuables here?




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