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26Mon 2015

Kanji of the week: “Study”

Each week, we explain one kanji. Let's start with “To Study”. JLPT Level: N5 Radical: 子 Strokes: 8 Other meanings: to learn (v.), school (n.), education (n.), knowledge (n.), science (n.) Pronunciations: . On:  ガク (Gaku) . Kun: まなぶ (Manabu) Suffix: -gaku (“study of”, “-logy”)     Related posts: No related posts.
24Sat 2015

Relax thanks to Shinrin-Yoku

Japanese people worship Nature – as you likely know, it is part of the Shinto religion. Shinrin-Yoku (森林浴) literally means “Forest Bathing” – and of course, bathing, onsen, ofuro are also very important in Japanese culture. “Forest bathing” is a

23Fri 2015

“My Number” System

The Japanese government is launching a universal card system. It will be used with various governmental agencies (for example to file taxes, for pension etc …). Starting this month, all Japanese residents (more on this later) will receive a notification card

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15Thu 2015

Discovering Capsule Hotels

Tourists in Japan often want to experience Capsule Hotels – one of the many clichés of modern Japan. The concept was created in the late 70’s in Osaka. Since then, those long corridors filled with 2 rows of “boxes” has,