Around thirty or arasaa

If you are interested in the Japanese marketing culture, you might have come across the expression “arasaa market”. As one can guess, arasaa is not originally a Japanes...

shopping in Japanese

Finally, you are living the dream here in Tokyo! Do you enjoy discovering Japanese culture and traditional food? If so, you will have a great time discovering this wonderful city a...

Moto kare and moto kano

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 sound...

If it’s sushi, I can make it! Sushi nara, dekiru!

Sushi is the Japanese person’s soul food, and at the same time, you could say it is the most famous Japanese cuisine worldwide. Maybe it was that sushi itself had...

Japanese slang tame

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...

Japanese Slang “damemoto”

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 sound...

Japanese slang “gachi”

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

A Japanese word for October: Koromogae

In Japan, the rather sudden change of seasons has lead to a very interesting custom called koromogae 「衣替え」: to change one’s wardrobe seasonally. The tradition began when all ...

How to send a package in Japanese

Many challenges await expatriates in Japan. The small actions of daily life become mountains to cross and one of them is certainly dealing with the Japanese post office. Sending a ...

Japanese Slang: Chin suru

Do you often buy prepared meal to warm up with a microwave oven? In Japan, takeout or home-packed meal, commonly known as “bentō” 「弁当」in Japanese cuisine are mass produ...

Japanese slang otsubone

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

How to use the Japanese word “buri”?

Expressing the passing time in a foreign language can be quite tricky. Japanese is no exception. So let’s learn a very important and useful expression to express in Japanese ...