LANGUAGE

No59 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGo! / Kore ikura desuka?

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!). Last time I talked about Japanese New Year’s greetings and New Year’s culture in Japan. In this column, I’m going to teach you how to ask how much som[...]

No58 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGo! / Happy New Year!

Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Mina-san, akemashite omedetoo! (Everyone, Happy New Year!). Have you ever heard the phrase “akemashite omedetoo”? Actually, many Asian countries which have historically been strongly influenced by Chine[...]

No57 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGo! / Walk this way, talk this way!

Hello there! This column will teach you useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Walk this way, talk this way! In our last column, I taught you how to express opinions about food you had ordered. This time, I’m going to introduce to you something essential for all people travelling [...]

No56 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGo! / How to talk about the food?

Hello there! This column will teach you useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Roll up, roll up for an amazing lesson about sushi! Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) Last time I taught you how to stylishly order food in a restaurant. This time, I’m going to let you know how [...]

No55 [LANGUAGE] Let’s nihonGo!

Launched in 2015, and edited by MATSUOKA Ryota, this bi-monthly magazine has become very popular.   Hello there! This column will include useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics. Are you ready to sink your teeth into Japanese cuisine? Konnichiwa, Mina-san! (Hello, everyone!) Do y[...]

Let’s nihonGo!

From this month onwards, this column will introduce useful Japanese phrases that cover a variety of topics, such as ordering and describing food, asking for directions, shopping and many more. By familiarising yourself with these phrases, it’ll make your time in Japan more immersive, more fun and [...]

No51 [LANGUAGE] Omoshiroi yo NIHONGO!

Welcome once again to the fascinating world of the Japanese language. In this issue, let’s take a look at some notable phrases using the words “Gogatsu” or “Satsuki” that both refer to the month of May and are written with the same Chinese characters “五月”. “Gogatsu” is the mode[...]

No50 [LANGUAGE] Omoshiroi yo NIHONGO!

Welcome once again, to the fascinating world of Japanese language. In this issue, let’s take a look at some key words you might see when out shopping in places such as supermarkets, clothes shops, grocery stores and the like. As you may imagine, these phrases can be put to use straight away! Super[...]

No49 [LANGUAGE] Omoshiroi yo NIHONGO!

Welcome once again, to the fascinating world of the Japanese language. In this issue, let’s take a look at some phrases you can use when staying at hotels or ryokan in Japan (Ryokan are traditional Japanese style accommodation, usually with a hot spring bath). As you may imagine, these can be [...]

No48 [Language] Omoshiroi yo NIHONGO!

Welcome once again, to the fascinating world of the Japanese language. From the last issue, we have been introducing a series of useful phrases, categorised into different situations that you might often come across during everyday life in Japan, or even just when you are over there sightseeing. In [...]