Japanese language

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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TV audiences in Japan surprised to see “Pikachu,” “Raichu” as members of U.S. Olympic team

Siblings look to electrify the badminton competition at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Nihon? Nippon? What’s the correct name for “Japan” at the Tokyo Olympics (and in general)?

Japan, the country so nice they named it twice?

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The strange part of Japan where “grilled chicken” doesn’t always mean “chicken”

This yakitori bowl is suspiciously lacking in tori.

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Giant misspelling in rice field art warms Japan’s heart, so farmers decide to roll with it【Video】

Mistake took months to be noticed, but it’ll be sticking around.

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Engrish mistake turns innocent sign into X-rated notice at Japanese store

This isn’t the type of self-service they were meaning.

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Bukkake udon gets a new name in the U.S.A. from Marugame Udon

Traditional Japanese noodle dish now has a codeword-style moniker.

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Extra-meaty yakiniku burger makes us feel seriously old with its Japanese slang

This burger is both maji and gachi.

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English conversation school in Japan has clever reminder that students don’t have to be perfect

But is there such a thing as too much confidence?

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Why do kids in Japan use those large leathery “randoseru” school bags?

A trend a century and a half in the making.

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GOOSSHUSSHU! Hitachi has an insane onomatopoeia troubleshooting guide for its washing machine

Thanks, Hitachi…we think…

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