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Happy New Year 2018 !

Every time I see the old year out and the new year in, I feel refreshed and I feel like I can start something new. New Year’s resolution Do you have a New Year’s resolution? Mine is to write blog posts as many as possible. I started this blog last June, but I couldn’t write…

Japanese honorifics (A tip for you to enjoy Japanese manga and anime more)

If you have watched Japanese anime with other language’s subtitles, you would hear “san”, “kun”, or “sama” with someone’s name. That is actually one of honorifics in Japanese. Politeness has always been very important part when we talk about Japanese culture. Ever since 封建時代(houken-jidai, the feudal era), when Japan was highly stratified society, use of…

A rare chance to get Victini for your Pokémon Sun&Moon!

Pokémon’s official website announced that they have a special present for customers who visit any Pokémon center or store in Japan from June 30th to September 3rd this year. The special present is… Victini, a rare Pokémon that you cannot get in Pokémon game! They announced that this is a memorial present for the relocation…

Useful and unique vending machines!

One of the things I was surprised about when I traveled abroad was that vending machines are not very common like in Japan. There are vending machines at almost every corner in the center of Tokyo, and they are very familiar for me since I often buy beverages from vending machines. The first vending machine…

Naruto, a famous ninja character or fish cake?

Which do you imagine when you hear “Naruto”? A famous ninja character who has yellow hair and various types of jutsu? Or a white fish cake with a pink or red spiral pattern? If you haven’t heard of the fish cake called Naruto, then I chose a good subject today. The proper name is narutomaki,…

Expiry date and Best before date in Japanese

消費期限(Shou-hi-ki-gen)  Expiry date   We need to eat food by the date written on the packages, and it is better not to eat the food after the expiry date. Expiry dates or used by dates are mainly used for food that goes bad quickly such as ready -to-eat meals, bread, bento, meat, fish, raw noodles…