Monthly Archives: December 2021

A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 [Osho-gatsu] “A New Year” (お正月) 

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A Japanese event in December -Nenmatsu Oosoji (大掃除) A Year-end Cleaning

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. The 25th and 26th fell into the weekend. As a result of that we had two days bank holiday 27th and 28th. Now we are approaching a new year 2022. Japanese people clean … Continue reading

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Toori wa Mada (通りはまだ) By Keisuke Sakamoto

Sunday J-pop – Toori wa mada「The street is still」 Another Sunday J-pop time! How is your Christmas holiday so far? I have been eating and drinking, spending time with love one. Today’s song is called [Toori wa Mada]. This song … Continue reading

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The Santa Claus Of The Lighting At The Night Sky, With 300 Drones

According to NHK Net News Web Easy, on 16th, 「The Christmas Drone Show」has started at Kamishihoro cho in Hokkaido in order to make everyone feel cheerful. At the show, 300 drones with LED lights flied at the night sky harmonizing … Continue reading

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Fuyu Ga Hajimaru Yo (冬がはじまるよ) By Noriyuki Makihara

Sunday J-pop – Fuyu ga hajimaru yo「Winter is about to begin」 Another Sunday J-pop time! How have you been? Christmas cards started arriving. Apparently recently it was snow in Japan. It is already in Winter but the song I introduce today … Continue reading

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What is it? これなに? Hoshi imo? Dried Potatoes

One of the childhood memories I have is that I used to buy a grilled sweet potato. When the movable shop came, a man used to say 「Yaki imo, yaki imo, ishiyaki imo」thought a speaker so that we all know … Continue reading

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Karuizawa Nagano 軽井沢 長野県

I brought up in Nagano. Nagano has many ski resorts. One unforgettable place in Nagano is called Karuizawa. Many tourists visit there in summer to cool down because Karuizawa in summers is very comfortable weather. In winters people visits for … Continue reading

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すき焼き(SUKIYAKI) これなに(何)?WHAT IS THIS?

The cold weather has arrived. In western countries, people might eat a sausage casserole and a beef and vegetable casserole to keep themselves warm. The Japanese eat a casserole/stew too. Thinking of keeping warm in this cold weather, I suddenly … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases – Kotowaza [ことわざ]

It is just like English sayings and phrases, there are Japanese sayings and phrases as well. It is called [kotowaza ことわざ]. What is the KOTOWAZA? Kotowaza is the Japanese saying/phrases which expresses people’s wisdom and it has been told by … Continue reading

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Story By AI and Takumi Kitamura

Sunday J-pop – 「Story」 Another Sunday J-pop time! How have you been? We are living the era in which we need to be strong and never give up on our life. With dreams and hopes we must carry on. We … Continue reading

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A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 [Takibi] “A Bonfire” (たき火) 

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Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021, To Endeavor to Eliminate undernourished People by 2030

According to NHK Net News Web Easy, Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 was held at Tokyo this month. At the conference, the following issues were discussed. The half of the causes for which the children died around the world … Continue reading

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JAPANESE ANIME PICTURE BOOKS’ STORIES – アニメ絵本話 “うなぎの かばやき・ Grilled Eels”

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JAPANESE ANIME PICTURE BOOKS’ STORIES – アニメ絵本話 “うなぎの かばやき・ Grilled Eels”

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Tasogare No Bay City By Junko Yagami

Sunday J-pop – 「Tasogare no Bay City・黄昏のBay City」Bay City in Twilight Another Sunday J-pop time! How have you been? Following the last week song, this week again, I introduce a song about lost love. In this bitterly weather it makes … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases – Kotowaza [ことわざ]

It is just like English sayings and phrases, there are Japanese sayings and phrases as well. It is called [kotowaza ことわざ]. What is the KOTOWAZA? Kotowaza is the Japanese saying/phrases which expresses people’s wisdom and it has been told by … Continue reading

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