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What does ‘Kawaii’ mean?— its pronunciation and how to use

If you listen to a Japanese conversation, you will often hear the word ‘Kawaii,’ which arguably is one of the most frequ...
14.11.2019
Learn Japanese

How do you say ‘Sorry’ in Japanese? — Meaning of ‘Sumimasen!’ and Pronunciation

According to CBC, Canadian people like apologising. I think that Japanese people love apologising too, even more than Ca...
14.11.2019
My Books

I Self-Published my First English Book

I have self-published some books in Japanese before, but this is the first time to publish a book in English. I am so ha...
12.11.2019
Blog

Why I am writing in English, even though it’s not my native language

English is not my first language. I was born in Japan and I grew up in Japan. My parents are Japanese and they don't hav...
12.11.2019
Haiku

After the 100 Haiku Writing Project

I started my 100 Haiku poetry project in English on the 20th of July and wrote the last one on the 16th of September. It...
12.11.2019
Blog

Why did I start writing on “Medium”

A couple of months ago, I started writing in English which is my second language. I posted some blog articles on this pl...
12.11.2019
Learn Japanese

How do you say “you are beautiful” in Japanese?

In Japanese, 'beautiful' is "きれいKirei". When you want to tell someone "you are beautiful", you can say "Anata wa Kirei d...
14.11.2019
Blog

Why do the Japanese say “Sorry” so often?

I read a blog article of a Japanese lady who lives in Vancouver. She said that she often says "sorry" when it is not rea...
12.11.2019
Blog

Why do Japanese people say, “I can’t speak English,” even when they can understand basic English?

When I used to recruit people in Hong Kong, I always used to ask them if they could speak English, in Cantonese. 40% of ...
12.11.2019
Blog

Why do I blog in English?

I have been blogging since 2015, talking about the life, languages, travel, wine, football and so on. All of them are wr...
12.11.2019
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