Japan Archive

Why is Romaji important?

Since my background is in Sociology, I have been writing a lot about Japanese culture. In this posting, I wanted to shift my focus back to Japanese language.
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Japanese Kimono

Japanese Kimono Girl This simple movie slide was create with Flash CS5. Adbe design premium CS5 is quite amazing! 😆 Click the link below to take a look.
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Japanese Vertical Relationship

“tate shakai” literally means vertical society. It is one of the unique characteristics of Japanese society. Historically social hierarchy was firmly established in Japan. They were categorized into
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Learn Japanese Quickly

How to become fluent in Japanese? Is living in Japan the quickest way to start speaking Japanese? Can you become fluent without living there? These are the things
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Strange?

My friend visited me in 2005. We met up at Narita International Airport, which is located in the suburb of Tokyo. She stayed with me for about 4
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Pray for Japan..

A big earthquake hit Japan on March 11th 2011. I have been praying for Japanese people, especially the victims that include both people who lost their lives to
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otoshidama for new year

Otoshidama is a Japanese custom in where adults give money to the children of their close family and friends over New Year. This article explains a little about
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