Japanese language

English for otaku – New book provides fans with skills to internationalize their oshikatsu

Because the Japanese school system isn’t going to teach them how to say “The set list is lit!”

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Japanese government now officially allowed to use question marks and exclamation points

Change is part of first update to Guidelines for Official Writing Composition in 70 years.

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Let’s learn how to sing “Jingle Bells” in Japanese with the help of Santa Pikachu!【Video】

Come for the Japanese language lesson, stay for the Japanese mythology lesson!

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Japan’s Kanji of the Year announced for 2021, and it’s a familiar choice

This isn’t the first time for this character to be chosen as the representative for the year, and it probably won’t be the last either.

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Cats bowing in apology is Japan’s latest weird gacha capsule toy collection

Felines walk us through the finer details of saying sorry in Japan.

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Counting down Japan’s top five New Word of the Year rankings for 2021

The top entry is a big surprise considering how large COVID-19’s influence looms in the list.

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Japanese mom at seaside hospital with no visiting hours gets a beautiful get-well message

We need tissues, stat.

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Let’s learn how to order in a Japanese yakiniku restaurant with the help of a “cookable” puzzle

Can’t tell your sotomomo from your sankakubara? This puzzle is here to help!

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Japanese park’s English dog turd warning minces no words【Why does Engrish happen?】

Kanji quirk leads to some harsh language in reminder to pet owners.

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Japanese baby name app releases 2021 ranking of top ten most intriguing boy and girl baby names

App publishes a ranking of the names that got the most hits during expectant parents’ searches.

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Spice up boring Japanese classroom vocab with the cooler words in this cute video【Video】

Your favorite textbook could never.

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U.S. college student learns the hard way to get your Japanese kanji tattoo checked by an expert

Innocent idea doesn’t go anywhere close to how she expected.

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Adorable dog plushie from Japan looks 100-percent like actual dog, but nothing like you’d expect

A very cute dog that should not be confused with a pup or pooch.

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Japanese politician apologizes to prime minister for calling wife’s cooking “Hiroshima-yaki”

Hiroshima foodies find it an unsavory name for their savory pancakes.

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Japanese Twitter reveals the one Japanese word that gets English-speakers super excited

A tiny word that makes all the difference to some!

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Japanese netizens give their thoughts on how English has changed the meaning of “senpai”

The new usage has even made Japanese news.

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The top 70 words that keep showing up in Japanese light novel titles (and yes, isekai is one of them)

I Was Called to a Delicious Alternate World by the Too-Cute Devil Lord isn’t an actual light novel title yet, but it’s only a matter of time, data analysis shows.

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Cat says good morning to its owner in Japanese【Videos】

This talking rescue cat mysteriously started replying to its owner one day.

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KFC Japan invites you to admire beauty of moon, then eat it with tsukimi fried chicken sandwiches

Today, fried chicken is also your gateway to Japanese culture and linguistics.

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Japanese man says “I’m a Vietnamese” while pointing knife at convenience store worker to rob her

Criminal shows astounding lack of human decency and linguistic skills.

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