Katakana Japanese has 3 alphabets and 5 different levels of speech! So you technically do not study 1 language. Katakana refused to adopt me and my brain became hermetic to those signs, I can only recognise those that are common to hiragana It is a shame as katakana is used for foreign words imported to […]
With the new emperor, we are discovering a year round full of secretive sometimes and at least never seen before rituals and events, yesterday was the once in the reign rituel to Daijosai, this creates discussions around cost, division between state and religion, etc.
Here is another special metro design featuring the anime characters that Japanese love so much. Not sure how they make it that those appear randomly for a short period, not sure whether this is sponsoring, advertising, seasonal program from Tokyo Metro, or what. Anyone has an explanation?
From the western world, we perceive Japan as a very advanced democracy with a cycle of political crisis, prime ministers changing often Once you live here for a while, you realise that ministers are ministers’sons and grandsons and that nothing really ever changes the latest is that Koizumi Junior becomes a minister at 38, that […]
There is a book I really loved that talks about this – an, sweet bean, that made a movie in 2015 – the book is written by Durian Sukegawa Hansen disease can now be cured and in the last century, there were cases in Japan, that created segregation, people were transferred, isolated from their families, […]