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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Naraigoto ~Culture Lesson of Japanese kids~

Naraigoto is culture lesson or after-school lesson in Japanese.
These are the famous lessons many Japanese kids are learning.

1: English Lesson
There are many English lesson class for kids in Japan, but actually there are few Japanese who can speak English in the usual elementary or junior highschool.
Japanese school teach all  subject in Japanese and English class is set just as optional class.

2: Swimming School
Swimming school is one of the standard lesson for kids.

3:Piano Class
Piano will be the most famous class of music.

4: Calligraphy
Calligraphy has been losing popularity but it was a standard lesson in the past.

5: Abacus
Likewise Calligraphy, it has been losing popularity. Everything is changing to digital now.

6: Classical Ballet
Classical Ballet is said to be made girl good figure.

7: Soccer  / Baseball
In the past, there were kids baseball teams more than kids soccer teams but soccer is getting popular after the establishment of J-League(Japanese soccer League)in 1993.

Sometimes kids are affected by something and start learning it, as
start learning figure skating after seeing Vancouver Olympic or start
learning tennis after seeing anime "Tennis no oujisama".
Many kids may start learning soccer seeing world cup game (^^)/

Now there are so many lessons other than these lessons like "Dance", "Computer", "Painting", "Cooking Class", "Karate", "Boxing", "Rugby" etc...
What kind of Lesson are there in other countries?
Kids have a lot of opportunity to recognize what they like or what sense do they have.

FYI, the No1 lesson was not in the above classes. No1 lesson was cram-school.
Average monthly cost for culture lesson is about ¥5,000 for 1 subject and the total cost of culture lesson is about ¥10,000yen per month, and the average cost for cram-school is ¥10,000~¥30,000 per month.

Many Japanese kids are crammed in the cram-school after the school...

Boys Be Ambitious!

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Anison...Anime Song

Anison is the abbreviation of Anime Song.
With the Anime and Seiyuu(Voice actor) boom, Anime Song is getting popular.
What is amazing is the quality of the music, some of them are so attractive and the music make impression more than usual pop music.
Many anime and anime songs are created and posted on You tube, and Nikodo and
other web site, and good songs are spreading through word of mouth with the web site evaluation.
Everybody can share the music easily and by free of charge through these web site, that may be one of the reason that anime songs are spreading so fast and worldwide. Good anime songs are built on everybody's evaluation, many likes! not by the big promotion of the record company.
Not only the Japanese anime itself but the anime song and seiyuu(voice actor) will attract more and more people in the world in the near future.

One of the anime song... from anime "Angle Beats!"

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Arigatou Nippon!

Just want to say "Arigatou" to Blue Samurai.
I am proud of them as Japanese.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Like Gogh Night Cafe??

Isn't it like Gogh Night Cafe?
This is a picture of a summer festival called "Mitama matsuri" of Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. The combination of Japanese lantern and night sky is as beautiful as Gogh picture.Yasukuni Shrine Summer Festival

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Japanese for love and date

More Making Out in Japanese
Making Out in Japanese
Japanese will be taught to end the sentence with "~desu" or "~masu" but these sentence will not be seen in the daily, casual conversation.

Japanese start learning English from junior high school, and the first sentence to learn English is "This is a pen", I think people in the English-speaking countries won't use or say it in the daily life .

Language which can't be seen in the daily life or which doesn't match the situation sometimes gives the image, "a little bit strange", or "unnatural", but to explain or describe  the natural Japanese used in the daily life is quite difficult as there is not a clear rule for those words, therefore everybody in the world are learning Japanese which is possible to explain and learn with a certain rule.

There are many Japanese teaching books, however these books, Making Out in Japan series shows natural and common Japanese in the situation of love and dating. As the situation is easy to image and funny, the words will be easy to learn.

My friend used some  sentence in those books to pick up hot Japanese girls, but the words were too frank to use for a first meet girl and he was slapped...(T T)
Words are so natural so take care when using them. lol

Try Japanese for love and date!
It is the fastest way to learn Japanese!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Selected Japanese Snack, Food, Book etc...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Real and virtual of Manga (K-ON)

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A song called "Love" of girls heavy metal band "Death Devil" in Manga K-ON is now in the ranking of itunes.
"Death Devil" is not a real band, it is a band in the manga, however a real CD was released on 23rd June, 2010.
K-ON is a manga describing the story of high school girls rock band. 
As far as there is manga fun, a product, music, food... anything in the manga will be produced as "real" product from various manga. 
Imagination and virtual world of manga will be a little bit real things with those real goods in the story.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Type of Boys&Girls in Japanese

The way of type to describe boys and girls in Japan.

Kireikei and Kawaiikei(Girl Type)

"kei"means like "group", Kirei group and Kawaii group.
Kirei+kei(group): Beautiful girl, sophisticated girl, cool beauty, model type, elder sister type
Kawaii+kei(group):Cute girl, lovable, friendly, younger sister type
We sometimes talk like "Is your girlfriend Kireikei or Kawaiikei?"
Girls will feel good to be said "Kirei" or "Kawaii", however personally I will feel happy to be said "Kawaii". It is just my point of view, however "Kawaii" seems to include lovely feeling more than "Kirei".
Which type you are?

Soushokukei and Nikushokukei(Boy Type)

Soshoku+kei(group):Soushoku means plant-eating. Soushoku type boys are calm, shy, and hard to attack girls by himself but kind and gentle boys.
Nikushoku+kei(group):Nikushoku means meat-eating. Nikushoku type boys are aggressive to attack girls by himself.
In Japan, Soushoku boys seems to be increasing. Are you Soushokukei?
I think, comparing Japanese boys with boys in the world, Japanese boys will be all Soushokukei thus there is Nikushoku girls in Japan. Girls who are aggressive to attack boys and have initiative for dating, Soushoku boys will feel comfortable with those girls. If demand and supply matches, everybody can spend lovely life with their best partner.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Yakiniku is a name of the way eating meat.
Grill the meat mainly beef, sometimes pork, chicken on the wire pan.
It is really simple, grill the meat and dip them into Yakiniku sause and eat.
Yakiniku sauce are different by the restaurant. Quality of the meat and Yakiniku sauce will make Yakiniku delicious.
Usually there are korean vegetable appetizer as Kimuchi, Namuru in the Yakiniku restaurant. Having those vegetable appetizer makes Yakiniku healthy.
"Yukke" is raw beef seasoned with sauce, having with fresh egg and vegetable.
Yakiniku is lighter than steak, and the sause is soy sauce base, you can enjoy and feel it as Japanese steak.
Yakiniku Restaurant in Tokyo
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Perfume Pepsi Nex CM

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LOVE Pepsi Nex CM of Perfume covering Cardigans "Love Fool"
See the version of Perfume and original Cardigans "Love Fool"

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Japanese Traditional Color

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Kabuki, Kimono, Japanese style interior, shrine, temple, many places and things in Japan, you can see deep, rich, austerely Japanese traditional colors.
Japanes traditional color with HTML tag
Japanese traditional color has color name in Kanji which shows the origin and image of the color.
Here are some pic of Japanese traditional color!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Japanese Emoji and Kaomoji

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Using Emoji(image illustration like piktogram)in mobile email like short message or web email are common in Japan.
In Japan, we can register our individual email only for mobile phone, and short message can be used only for the communication between same mobile company user. This system may be different with other countries. Mobile phone Emoji can use only for mobile phone and if the email with Mobile phone Emoji is sent to WEB email, it will get garbled. (See Mobile phone Emoji in the picture)
For WEB email and sometimes for mobile phone we use Kaomoji(Kao=Face Moji=letter). Similar things will be used in the world, however Japanese Kaomoji is little bit original one. Emoji and Kaomoji is useful to express the emotion, situation, reality. 

Here are some of them which are so common in Japan. Following picture is Emoji for mobile phone.

( ^-^)/  Hello 

(>_<) Oh,no 

(^o^) Smile 

m(_ _)m Sorry 

(^_^;) Sweat

(T_T) Cry

Here are more Kaomoji in the link, some of them are so long and hard to recognize.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Japanese Toilet

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I think quality of Japanese Toilet is No1 in the world. Traveling abroad, I tried many toilets however the function and comfort of Japanese Toilet is the best. There are several type of Toilets in Japan as Japanese style(old traditional style, western style is the main stream), Western Style, Toilet only for boys type... I want to introduce the high quality Toilet to you. Once you experienced that you can not return to the regular toilet! In Japan  the toilet with shower to clean is called "Washlet"(it seems to be mix wash+toilet...)."Washlet" name is the registered trade name of toilet No1 company, TOTO in Japan. "Washlet", cleaning function and warming toilet seat is getting basic function of Japanese toilet. It can be seen in the restaurant, office, starbucks...many places. Penetration rate of "Washlet" in Japan is about 68% as of 2008, so it will be more now. As Japan has winter season, warm toilet seat is MUST function in the winter season for me. In the Shanghai Expo, Japanese toilet company introduced most advanced toilet "REGIO", and it surprised many Chinese. One more famous story that Madonna comment that "I miss Japanese warm toilet seat" when she went back to US after Japan tour in 2005. See some toilet movie here from you tube. I hope you will try it once if you haven't experienced it yet!
REGIO toilet surprised many Chinese in Shanghai Expo you can see movie from this link.
Japanese Toilet picture and movie from you tube. There is movie that Will Smith talking about Japanese toilet too!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Japan Restaurant Guide

You can see many restaurants in Japan from this WEB site. You can enjoy every kind of food of the world in Japan. These restaurants may be original of Japan.
  • Izakaya (Restaurants provides food with drinks)
  • Yakitori (spit roasted chicken with salt and pepper or soy sauce based sauce)
  • Sushi  (Sushi is too major...)
  • Okonomiyaki/Monja (Japanese pancake with vegetables and meat)
  • Sukiyaki / Shabu Shabu (Boil Sliced beef and vegetable and have them with original sauce)
  • Nabe (Boil and cook the vegetable and meat, seafood, the hot pot and have them with sauce)
There are many delicious foods in Japan. Enjoy your gourmet life in Japan!

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iPad Released in Japan Today!

1,200people wait in the line to buy iPad at the Apple store in Ginza, Tokyo. Some people in the waiting line of apple store Ginza start waiting from 26th Wednesday night! iPad was sold at apple store and softbank(mobile carrier company) shop today from 8am morning.
iPad attract a lot of attention, however the book contents in Japanese are few as of this moment.
Hope to read many manga and magazines in iPad some day with reasonable price!
Japanese TV news of iPad release in Japan

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Hotel in Japan

There are few Japanese hotel which has their own WEB site in English, and also Japanese travel agency don't have their WEB site in English, therefore gathering information for travel may be difficult comparing to other Asian countries.

The following WEB site can make a reservation in English.

Ikyu Hotel Reservation WEB
Ikyu is known as the WEB site of reserving fancy, sophisticated hotels and restaurants. English WEB site has less contents comparing to the Japanese WEB site, however you can see some fine hotels from the WEB site.
Knt!Japan traveler online
Knt! is one of the major travel agency in Japan. This WEB site has many contents as hotel, tour, bus tour, airport limousine information.
I haven't heard about, it is not well known for Japanese people, however the interface of the WEB site is clear and seems to be easy to get each information.

I hope all the hotels has their own WEB site in various languages, so that travelers to Japan can enjoy not only the major sightseeing area but the treasured place in Japan like here... 

Villabu Resort in Miyakojima, Okinawa, Japan
Go south about 3hours from Tokyo by airplane, and 15min from Miyakojima airport, staying cozy private villa with private pool and beach just relaxing. I feel like going right now!!!
Fujiya Ginzan Hotel, Ginzan Onsen, Yamagata, Japan
Ginzan is known as a hot spring spot in Tohoku area(North part) and the Okami(like landlady in Japanese)of Fujiya Ginzan Hotel is Ms.Jeanie, therefore the web site is basically in English and service can be done in English. The architect of Fujiya is Mr.Kengo Kuma, one of the major architect in Japan.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Summer Rock Festival in Japan

Summer Sonic 2010 and Fuji Rock Festival  are 2 major summer rock festival in Japan.
Summer Sonic 2010(7th Aug to 8th Aug, 2days in Makuhari,Chiba and Osaka)
Fuji Rock Festival 2010(30th July to 1st Aug, 3days in Naeba Niigata Prefecture)
Artist Line up and Ticket information can be seen from the link in English.
Other music festival in Tokyo.
BIG BEACH FESTIVAL  BIG BEACH FESTIVAL is official beach party of worldwide dance music DJ Fat boy slim who organizes the Big Beach Boutique in UK. This festival starts from last year.
  • Makuhari, Chiba on 5th June(sat) 
  • gate open 10am, festival starts from 11am to 8:30pm
  • Venue is Makuhari Messe in Chiba prefecture.Makuhari Messe access map.
  • Ticket:10500yen (about $110) buy at Ticket info 
This year the line up of DJ are; 
  • The Chemical Brothers(UK)
  • Sasha(UK)
  • Groove Armada(UK)
  • Thomas Gandey(UK)
  • The 2 Bears(UK)
  • Shinichi Osawa(Japan)
  • Jaymo&Andy George(UK)
  • Dimitri Nakov(UK)
  • Tania Vulcano(Spain)
  • David Squillace(Italy)
  • Zombie Disco Squad(UK)
  • Dancing Pigeons(Germany)
  • Dexpistols(Japan)
  • 80Kidz(Japan)
  • Jommy(Japan)
Time Table
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AKB48 "Majijo Teppen Bluce" PV

AKB48 PV of "Majijo Teppen Bluce". This song is replayed 132,559times at you tube as of 26th May, 2010. Song phrase of "Majijo Teppen Bluce" is similar with "One Night Carnival" of Kishidan.

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Mobile CM with Kimura Kaera

Mobile phone Docomo CM with "Maki Horikita" and "Kaera Kimura". In the CM pink style "Kaera Kimura" is set as private mobile phone of  "Maki Horikita". 
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Restaurant in Tokyo Great Blog introducing Tokyo's Food&Restaurant in English!
This linked Blog is introducing great restaurant in Japan, especially in Tokyo Japan.
From daily casual lunch restaurant to fancy restaurant, you can see many types of foods and restaurants in the Blog. It shows the "gourmet city Tokyo".
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Uniqlo Lucky Line Campaign

Uniqlo Lucky Line Campaign is a campaign which can apply using twitter.
To apply the campaign everyone have to enter their twitter account, people who do not have twitter account have to create twitter account.
  1. Apply the campaign by entering twitter account and password
  2. Write in the tweet which will be shown at own twitter time line
  3. Automatically, your waiting No. and campaign link will be sent to your twitter
  4. Campaign present is Orginal T-shirts for 260 people and 1000yen(about $10) coupon for one in 26 applicants.
  5. People who won the present will receive direct message of twitter from Uniqlo.
This is a major campaign using twitter totally and it is applied from many twitter user. By using twitter, Uniqlo can advertise their campaign easily and widely, and directly to consumer. Twitter is just getting major in Japan recently, this campaign is something reflects the trend. Icon picture is the image of person waiting in the line. This icon can download after the application and get the waiting No. Other picture is the image how do the campaign can be seen in the Twitter(japanlovesu). Funny and new type of campaign.japanlovesu Blog

Manga: Golgo13

Manga is Japanese name of the comics and cartoons.
Golgo 13 is the manga of Author Takao Saito. Super sniper Mr.Duke Togo who called Golgo 13 completes difficult deal with his cool-headed and Byzantine method.
Golgo 13 vol.1 start serializing in the magazine, [Big Comic] in 1968 and it is still serializing as of May 2010. Serialized stories are gathered to manga books and the latest volume is 156. Golgo 13 is released as animation and movie, too.
Golgo 13 is a character widely-known across all generations in Japan.

Golgo 13 manga translated in English.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rikugien, Japanese Garden Park in Tokyo

 There are some Japanese gardens in Tokyo. Rikugien is one of the Japnaese garden locates in Komagome, Tokyo.
  • Access JR/Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Komagome Station (7 minutes on foot)Toei Mita Line, Sengoku Station (10 minutes on foot)Access Map
  • Location 6-16-3 Hon-komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0021
  • Inquiry Rikugien Garden Office Tel: 03-3941-2222
  • Admission 300yen (about $3)
  • 1year ticket just only for Rikugien 1200yen(about $12)
  • 1year ticket for 9Japanese historical gardens in Tokyo 4000yen(about$40)
  • There are dicount admission for kids and over 65years old
All Link websites are in English 9 Japanese Gardens in Tokyo
  1. Hama-rikyu Garden
  2. Kyu-shiba-rikyu Garden
  3. Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
  4. Rikugien Garden
  5. Mukojima Hyakkaen
  6. Kiyosumi Garden
  7. Kyu-Furukawa Garden
  8. Kyu-Iwasaki tei Garden
  9. Tonogayato Garden
Rikugien wikipedia Tokyo Travel Rikugien Park Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association Rikugienc Rikugien is about 500m from Komagome station. japanlovesu Blog

Entrance gate of Rikugien.

Rikugien is Japanese historical garden.

Shinsentei in the following picture is a Tea room inside of the garden. This place is open for everybody, but the reservation is necessary. Room Charge of Shinsentei is about 1200yen(about$12)from 4800yen(about$48) for half day (3hour)with room type difference. Reservation office:TEL+81-3-3941-2222 FAX+81-3944-5008

Tea Room cafe in front of the pond.

Introduction can be seen in English.