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How to Learn Japanese In Tokyo

A List of the best ways to learn Japanese in Tokyo
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And Japan's Buzzword of 2016 is kamitteru!

Every year, Jiyukokuminsha publishing house, known for its annual book of slang, hold a buzzwords competition capturing social, political and entertainment trends of the year. The winning word or phrase is chosen by a selection jury from the shortlist drawn up by the publisher. And 2016’s grand prize word, kamitteru, was inspired by a great baseball performance! 神(かみ)ってる Kamitteru […]
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Reading the Atmosphere in Japan – 空気読める (Kuuki Yomeru) "to Read the Air"

Have you ever heard the expression “yuuki yomeru” (空気読める – “to read the air”) in Japanese? Ever stumbled across the expression “Kuuki Yomenai”? This Japanese slang is literally translated as “cannot read the air” and jokingly applies to people who struggle to read social situations. Reading The AtmosphereKuuki Yomenai and Social AwkwardnessHow NOT to be KY? Reading […]
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Sweet Words for Love in Japanese! ラブラブだね!

  Love-Love…?Origins of Love-Love (ラブラブ)Other Loan words related to LoveTraditional Japanese words related to Love Love-Love…? – They are so love-love!– What are you saying?!– ラブラブだって!– Ah! You mean lovey-dovey!– Lovey… Dovey? Love is everywhere. Or so you would think when you set foot in Japan, where we celebrate Valentine’s day and White Day, and […]
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Apologizing in Japanese – すみません (Sumimasen), I'm Sorry!

  The Ubiquitous すみません (Sumimasen)Casual ApologiesFormal Apologies The Ubiquitous すみません (Sumimasen) Do you know how to apologize correctly in Japanese? Apologizing is an important part of the Japanese culture, and it’s something that our students always notice and ask about when they come to Japan. You will often see Japanese people saying sumimasen and bowing […]
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Asking to go on a Date with someone in Japanese

We’ve already presented the Japanese slang “nanpa” and “gyakunan” to describe flirting with someone – in particular on the street. This time, let’s get more serious, and develop important words for dating in Japanese. Whether you live in Japan for a short time or for a few years, you never know what might happen. Who […]
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