Have fun with Japanese oyaji gag

Every language has its jokes and word games, delightful and refreshing for the minds. Japanese people are particularly fond of what they call “oyaji gag”, a type of jok...

The Japanese little New Year: koshougatsu

Did you know that in Japan, not so long after the New Year’s celebrations, Japanese people celebrate the festival of the Little New Year? Historically, the “koshougatsu...

Japanese Slang bibiru

Who doesn’t like to learn more about slangs? We believe that zhen you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to widen your vocabulary....

The Japanese calendar and the day of nanakusa gayu

You can learn a lot about Japan just by looking at its calendar. Full of surprises and very interesting facts, the Japanese calendar is a door to the traditions and...

The Japanese New Year culture

Did you know that until the Meiji era, the Japanese New Year calendar was similar to the Chinese calendar? It was only until 1873 that the Japanese New Year changed for the...

Get To Know Japanese New Year Traditional Dishes

Learn more about Japanese tradition and culture and discover the wonders of the New Year traditional dishes called “osechi ryouri” (おせち料理).

How to Wish Happy New Year in December?

When leaving the office for your well-deserved winter holidays, don’t forget to wish your Japanese colleagues a Happy New Year with the correct expression! You may have learn...

The Bounenkai Season in Japan

Time passed quickly and here we are, already in December! It’s the perfect time to introduce a Japanese custom called “bounenkai”. Written “忘年会” in ka...

Discover The Wonder of The Japanese Kotatsu

What so special about the kotatsu table? Foreigners discovering Japan during winter are often very surprised by how cold Japanese homes can be. They wonder over the reason as to wh...

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test: JLPT

Are you currently studying Japanese? If so, then you might be interested in knowing more about the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, in short, the JLPT! Launched in 1984 as a bia...

The Wonders Of Momiji Season in Japan

If you’re planning on visiting Japan, you should make the trip twice: once in the spring to experience the cherry blossoms, and once in autumn to witness the beautiful sights...

Mazakon… A Japanese slang for Momma’s boy?!

When you are learning a foreign language, studying slangs is a nice and fun way to widen your vocabulary. Not only will you speak more fluently but you will also...