linguistics

This Japanese supermarket has either the kindest or cruelest slogan, but no one’s sure which

We have it all? Keep your mouth shut about our poor selection? It could go either way, because of a Japanese language quirk.

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Why are some types of Japanese rice written with completely different types of Japanese writing?

Katakana is usually for foreign words, but there’s a whole class of Japanese-grown rice that has katakana names.

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Milla Jovovich’s daughter charms Japan with video of her speaking excellent Japanese【Video】

Ever Anderson made video to show her love and respect for Japanese culture.

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Pikachus perform classical Japanese dance routine for Japan’s most famous cherry blossom song【Vid】

With sakura in bloom, a trio of dancing Pokémon give us a moment of beauty, something to smile about, and a Japanese language lesson.

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Students in Japan get free point on entrance exam because of typo, Internet says they got off easy

Fukushima Board of Education admits mistake, but it’s hard to imagine it made any difference.

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Translation trolls Japanese Elden Ring player as he tries to unlock nighttime fortress event

Auto-translated messages are all just part of the challenge in the Dark Souls successor.

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Japanese expat remembers the words that changed his life when he started working in Australia

Having never left Japan before, he was worried his English wasn’t good enough, but a coworker knew just what to say.

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Meow’s that? 2022’s ranking of the top cat names in Japan

For the third year in a row, this particular name takes the top spot for all felines, male or female.

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American’s Japanese calligraphy gets called “cultural appropriation,” Japanese Twitter disagrees

Messages of thanks and support come flooding in for shodo beginner.

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Passing the JLPT N1 — Here’s how I did it, so you can too!

Strategies to take down the N1 final boss.

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Japanese karaoke rooms become live concert venues for otaku and oshikatsu

A place where you can dance with your idol like no one is watching.

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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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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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