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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…

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…