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日本語はこちら Hello, everybody! It’s been a while, as there has been a winter break since the last time, but have you been well? To all of our fans who were sad that they could not read aiueo blog! We are sorry for making you wait. Please enjoy this to your heart’s content. This edition’s theme […]
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日本語はこちら What is a Rotenburo? Have you ever bathed in a Rotenburo? Author’s experience Japanese and their love for hot baths What is a Rotenburo? A rotenburo is an open-air hot-spring bath. “Ro(露)” means it is exposed, without walls or fences. “Ten(天)” means the sky. Have you ever bathed in a rotenburo? These days, rontenburo […]
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日本語はこちら Manners come in many forms and knowing when to use them is very important. In today’s AIUEO blog, we will be explaining some manners that you should take note of even between friends. Sample Conversation Why do we need manners? Manners between friends Sample conversation: A: Earlier on, my teacher said something funny in […]
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AIUEO - Ru – ルーティンーRoutine

Learning how to come up with your own routine? Find out more about Yumi sensei's routine and her advice to others!
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AIUEO - Ryo – Ryokan

日本語はこちら Ryokan Vs. Hotels Sleep Experience Breakfast & Dinner included Hot Springs   If you enjoy traveling in Japan, you simply cannot miss out on the traditional Japanese ryokan! Ryokan vs. hotels What makes a ryokan different from a hotel? I’ll be delving into details about three main points below. 1. Sleep experience (Futon on Tatami) […]
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AIUEO - Ra – Ramen

日本語はこちら Ramen Noodle Preference Soup Preference Toppings Additional Information Quiz Hey Everyone! Today’s topic is Ra「ら」. Just the other day, I wrote about Ya「や」… It was the first time I hated the「や ya」row so much for the fact that it has three letters Ya-yu-yo「やゆよ」… Gosh. Ramen Anyways, put the complaints aside. Let’s get started. When […]
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AIUEO - Yo – Yosakoi- Yosakoi Festival

日本語はこちら Yosakoi Festival What is Yosakoi? Japanese Dance Culture Dance Lesson Yosakoi Festival The city of Kochi, in Kochi Prefecture, holds a festival called the “Yosakoi Festival” – every year in August, from the 9th to the 12th. Find out more here! This festival features approximately 200 dance teams, comprising 18,000 dancers, in a parade […]
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Bravery in Japanese! AIUEO - Yu (ゆ) – 勇気 (Yuuki)

How to Say “Bravery” in Japanese – Bravery in the Face of Adversary 日本語をこちら In the face of Adversity More Examples! Why be Brave? Speaking another Language In the face of Adversity What do you say to a friend when they are hesitant in the face of some challenge? “I want to try this, but […]
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AIUEO - Ya (や) – Yamanashi- The Yamanashi Prefecture

日本語はこちら What to eat and drink in Yamanashi? Festivities around Yamanashi Quiz Time!   Hello, everyone! Just when I thought that I had gotten sick of the heat, the blanket season came in before I knew it. I already have a set of trusty Japanese UNIQLO Heat Tech, and am ready for the winter! Now, […]
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AIUEO - Mo (も) – Mottainai- Meaning of Mottainai in Japanese

日本語はこちら Mottainai (勿体無い) is a phrase that is deeply ingrained into the Japanese culture. This is especially so when the Japanese take recycling and sorting their trash so seriously. In today’s AIUEO blog, we will be introducing how the concept of 勿体無い  – how it has spread globally and its influencing some cultural practices. How Mottainai […]
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AIUEO – Me (め) – Me (目) – Meaning of Eyes in Japanese

日本語はこちらToday’s theme is “eyes (目:me)”. Did you know that in Japanese Idioms, the most frequently used word is eye?   Frequently used ExpressionsIn a Conversation between FriendsBetween CoworkersBetween Lovers  Frequently used Expressions “I woke up (目が覚めて:me ga samete) at 6 today, and had a look at  (目を通して:me o toushite) the newspaper while having breakfast. I […]
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AIUEO – Mu (む) – Muri, 無理 (むり) – Meaning of Muri in Japanese

日本語はこちらWhat is 無理 (Muri)?無 (Mu) as a PrefixOther uses of 無 (Mu)   What is the meaning of 無理 (Muri)? Muri, put simply, can be translated into English as “Impossible 無理 (mu-ri)”. The typical antonym for Muri would typically be “Infinite possibilities 無限大の可能性 (mu-gendai-no-kanousei)”Have you ever heard someone say “that’s impossible 無理です (mu-ri desu)?”For example,“Why […]
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