Tag Archives: Japanese

Clock Stoppers: Language and the Perception of Time

Since not all of us are lucky enough to have access to a TARDIS or Bill and Ted’s telephone booth (…what is it about time travel and booths?), the rest of us mere mortals will simply have to use another method to traverse the passage of time. And for that, we can turn to languages.(…)


Your Guide To Eating in Japan

Japanese food can be intimidating to those uninitiated with all of the things it has to offer. Never fear, for we have a breakdown of standard Japanese fare and what to expect from a Japanese meal. Here’s a guide to the basics of what Japanese cuisine has to offer, so you can start to explore(…)


Difficult Languages, Big Payouts

In today’s economy, it’s difficult to get any kind of edge in the job market. It seems like the only way to get some experience is to get a job, and the only way to get a job is to have a tonne of experience. While trapped in your grandma’s basement, waiting for your ship(…)


Tips to Politely Navigate Your Next Meal in Japan

In a culture with quite a few rules that you may not be familiar with, the thought of dining Japanese-style may seem daunting. Never fear, as we’ve complied a list of helpful etiquette tips to get you through a Japanese meal without losing any face, and maybe even impressing your fellow diners! Show respect for(…)


Top 5 Mistakes Students of Japanese Make

Japanese isn’t as hard as it looks. No really, it isn’t! Compared to other Asian languages like Chinese with its thousands of complicated characters or Vietnamese and its tonal variations, Japanese is quite straightforward. Japanese grammar is relatively simple (no plurals or future tense!) and sounds are created with a consistent consonant and vowel pattern.(…)


How Watching Anime Can Help You Learn Japanese

Anime has successfully brought the Japanese language to millions of people around the world who otherwise would have little to no contact with it. While there are roughly 122 million Japanese speakers worldwide, much of this is confined to Japan itself, with Japanese lacking the same reach as many other Asian languages (and indeed other(…)


Tokyo for Tots: 4 Kid-Friendly Places in the Japanese City

Tokyo is known for many things, such as having the most populous metropolitan area in the world, holding more Michelin stars than any other city and having some of the best shopping scenes and nightlife in the world. But did you know that Tokyo is also a great destination for children? For a big city,(…)