Everyday Conversation

How do you say “No Chance” in Japanese?

When you want to say "no chance," in Japanese, you can say "Arienai." ありえない - Arienai - casual formありえません - Ariemase...
Kanji

月 (moon): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

Meaning and Pronunciations of "月" ゲツ getsu - 月曜 getsuyou: Mondayガツ gatsu - 正月 shoogatsu: a new year、一月 ichigats...
Everyday Conversation

How do you say “It’s strange” in Japanese?

When you want to say "It's strange" or "It's weird" in Japanese, you can use the word "へんな (hen-na)" which is Na adject...
Tanka

A romantic Tanka by the 75th Japanese Emperor: Se wo hayami Iwani sekaruru…

瀬を早み 岩にせかるる 滝川の われても末に 逢はむとぞ思ふSe wo hayami Iwa ni sekaruru Takigawa no Waretemo sueni Awamutozo omou swift on the ro...
Tanka

An early spring Tanka by Emperor Koukou: Kimiga tame Haru no noni idete…

君がため 春の野に出でて 若菜摘む 我が衣手に 雪は降りつつKimiga tame Haru no noni idete Wakana tsumu Waga koromode ni Yuki wa furitsutsu For yo...
Blogging and Marketing

Why do Japanese people call social media “SNS (Social networking service)”?

In Japanese, the term “SNS” is used to describe services such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which are called ...
Blog

Do you know Emoji is originally Japanese? – There is also “Kaomoji” in Japanese writings

Emojis have been used on mobile phones and more recently on computers as well, but did you know that they originate...
Japanese Reading

Japanese Reading: だれもいない道(みち)をゆく Go where nobody has been before

Are you brave enough to walk where nobody has been before? In life, we sometimes have to continue on even where there i...
Japanese Reading

Japanese Reading:「Sukiyaki(上を向いて歩こう)」1962年ー坂本九

This is one of the most popular Japanese songs amongst English speakers. I wrote this story just after I heard this son...
Japanese Reading

Japanese Reading: 東京(とうきょう)オリンピック2020 Tokyo Olympics 2020 with Covid-19

The Tokyo Olympics are going on now. It was planned to be held in 2020, but it was postponed to 2021 due to the pandemi...
Blog

The reasons why I don’t really use social media linked to phone numbers

Photo by Rodion Kutsaev onUnsplash No matter whether it’s linked with phone numbers or not, I don’t really like to u...
Kanji

東 (east): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

東 Meaning: eastPronunciations: too / higashi, azuma 東 is the first Kanji letter of 東京 (Tokyo: the capital cit...
Kanji

白 (white): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

the Origin of Kanji "白 (white)” 白 Meaning: whitePronunciations: haku, paku, byaku / shiro, shira This Kanj...
Haiku

A summer Haiku by Basho: Samidare wo…

五月雨を 集めてはやし 最上(もがみ)川Samidare wo atsumete hayashi Mogamigawa the May raingathers to a rapid streamMogami River by ...
Feb 3, 2022
Blogging and Marketing

Secret Fact: The Reason Why I Left Medium

When I first read some articles in Japanese and English on Medium in 2019, I was impressed with how creative their post...
Jan 29, 2022
Blog

I published another book in English: Weird Thoughts about Creativity

I’ve just published my third ebook in English on Amazon. Since I started writing in English in 2019, I tried to writ...
Feb 11, 2022
Haiku

A Gecko

a gecko’s laughingechos in moonlightglitters wander The English word “gecko” is always linked to the moonlig...
Feb 3, 2022
Blog

People don’t want to get vaccinated. How does the Japanese government deal with this problem?

Several countries are struggling to encourage people to get vaccinated and Japan is no exception. While the Japanese go...
Jan 29, 2022
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