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  • You are so busy that you have no time to do everything but no one is around you to help? You look at the cat laying on your side and sigh… Wish he can help me? There is a Japanese saying exactly express your feeling.

    Posted on 3rd Oct 2014 2 comments
  • Today is the 50th birthday of Shinkansen. Shinkansen is now becoming a world known train and after long time, is still loved by many people. Let´s see the little history of Shinkansen.

    Posted on 1st Oct 2014 0 comments
  • There are 140,000 family names in use in Japan. Even China doesn´t have so many family names. How the family names were created in Japan? Let´s see “Tanaka” to begin with.

    Posted on 18th Sep 2014 0 comments
  • Today is Keirou no Hi in Japan. It´s a day you care about elderly people starting with your grandparents even more than usual day.

    Posted on 15th Sep 2014 0 comments
  • It´s hard enough to remember kanji characters in Japanese. But did you know there are histories behind them and they are quite scary? This may interest you to learn Kanji in different way.

    Posted on 8th Sep 2014 3 comments