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No.77 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGo!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Mina-san, konnichiwa! (Hello, every- one!) What sort of places would you like to visit if you went to Japan? Of course, it’s fun to wander around the usual tourist spots of Tokyo with your guidebook clutc[...]

No.76 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Mina-san, konnichiwa! (Hello, everyone!) It’s the season when alcohol tastes really good. The UK has pubs, Japan has “居酒屋 izakaya (traditional Japanese bar/pub)” – and I love both. This time, [...]

No75 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Mina-san, konnichiwa! (Hello, every- one!) Have you all mastered 1, 2, 3… 10! (ITCHY, KNEE, SUN… JUdo!)? If you read that sentence and your reaction was “huh?” then please check out last mon[...]

No.74 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Mina-san, konnichiwa! (Hello, everyone!) On the 20th of this month, the Rugby World Cup 2019 will at last begin! I’m sure that there will be lots of days where we are unable to tear our eyes from the live[...]

No73 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics.   Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) This month’s column will be the second part of the theme I introduced in April’s column, 若者言葉 wakamono kotoba (youth slang). This time I’ll be t[...]

No72 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics.   Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) There are many times when I listen to someone not from Japan speaking Japanese, and regardless of their fluency I think: “this person really sounds like a J[...]

No71 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) When I first opened a work e-mail and saw the phrase “I hope this email finds you well”, I racked my brain trying to work out what it meant, while translating it[...]

No70 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) when are you struck by a sense of the times in which you live? when you compare how fashion and music have changed from the past? when you see how technology has cha[...]

No69 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics.   Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) Now we’re in March, spring is just around the corner! Spring is the perfect season to travel to Japan. As you know, from the end of March to the beginning o[...]

No68 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGO!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics.   Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) Freezing cold February is upon us. In Japan, while snow doesn’t tend to fall in Tokyo or Osaka, in places on the coast of the Sea of Japan, in Hokkaido and [...]