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

Japan Loves U Shop Open!

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!