LANGUAGE

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 [...]

No47 [Language] Omoshiroi yo NIHONGO!

Welcome once again, to the fascinating world of the Japanese language. From this issue forward we would like to present 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. F[...]

No46 [Language] Omoshiroi yo NIHONGO!

Welcome once again, to the fascinating world of the Japanese language. All languages have regional dialects from the different parts of the countries they are spoken in, and of course Japanese is no exception. The world of Japanese dialects is very rich and can be fascinating to get into. As well as[...]

No44 [Language] Omoshiroi yo NIHONGO!

Welcome once again, to the fascinating world of the Japanese language. All languages have regional dialects from the different parts of the countries they are spoken in, and of course Japanese is no exception. The world of Japanese dialects is very rich and can be fascinating to get into. As well as[...]

No43 [Language] Omoshiroi yo NIHONGO!

Welcome once again, to the fascination world of the Japanese language. All languages have regional dialects from the different parts of the countries they are spoken in, and of course Japanese is no exception. The world of Japanese dialects is very rich and can be fascinating to get into. As well as[...]