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About mkchatinjapanese

I am a native Japanese who teaches Japanese to non-Japanese speaker as a private tutor. Teach from a beginner to Intermediate level. location in London.

63% Of Tohoku people 「The Tokyo Olympic was not supportive of the recovery」

According to NHK Net News Web Easy, The Tokyo Olympic had a theme of [recovery] to encourage people and support cities where were damaged by the Great East Japan earthquake 10 years ago. NHK took an questionnaire over the internet from … Continue reading

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Machi Monogatari (街物語・The story of the town) by Tatsuro Yamashita

Another Sunday J-pop time! How have you been?  I have injured my ankle so I was taking it easy this week. Having lots of time relaxing I watched my favorite Japanese drama series called [Shinzaimono] written by Keigo Higashino again. … Continue reading

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Takasaki Koube Tei

This is a place in Takasaki where you can eat fine beef at a reasonable price.

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18 Common Japanese Verbs to Describe Activities 

The verbs (Doshi/どうし・動詞)Part 2 Below are possible activities I or you may take, which outlined, just a general idea. When we describe what to do, we use the verb + masu form. A. The verb + masu. For example, to pray, … Continue reading

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Last Love by Rihwa

Another Sunday J-pop time! Today’s song is called [Last Love] by Rihwa. Rihwa (リファ) (born October 4, 1989 as Pak Rihwa (Korean: 박리화; Kanji: 朴梨華; Japanese: パク・リファ Paku Rifa) is a Japanese pop singer. by Wikipedia. This song was used as an inserted … Continue reading

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JAPANESE ANIME PICTURE BOOKS’ STORIES – アニメ絵本話 “Hoshitori Meijin/The Expert in Catching Stars”

This is about a Japanese Picture book story – A rolling rice ball [omusubi kororin]. Continue reading

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Garasu no Palm Tree (ガラスのPalm Tree) by Sukiyama Kiyotaka & Omega Tribe

Another Sunday J-pop time! How have you been? I have been singing lots. There will be another performance on Bank holiday Monday. Today’s song is called 「Garasu no Palm Tree」by Kiyotaka Sugiyama & Omega Tribe. I have found a very … Continue reading

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JAPANESE ANIME PICTURE BOOKS’ STORIES – アニメ絵本話 “Hoshitori Meijin/The Expert in Catching Stars”

This is about a Japanese Picture book story – A rolling rice ball [omusubi kororin]. Continue reading

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Wagamama Na High Heel (我がままなハイヒール) by Kaoru Akimoto (秋元薫)

Another Sunday J-pop time! How have you been? I had a great night on Friday. I sung. Music have energetic power and hearing power. Today’s song is called 「Wagamama Na High Heel」by Kaoru Akimoto. In 1986, the album called [ … Continue reading

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The Center Fixes Wheelchairs Is To Be Set up At Paralympic Village

According to NHK Net News Web Easy, The Tokyo Paralympic begins on 24th. About 4,400 athletes from approximately 160 countries and areas are participating it. Many athletes stay at the Paralympic Village at Chuo ku, Tokyo. Inside the Paralympic Village, … Continue reading

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A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 [Peach Boy] “Momotaro” (桃太郎) 

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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]. From today I will introduce Japanese sayings and together with English explanation. Hope you find it interesting. What is … Continue reading

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A Japanese slang – Disuru (ディスる)

Explain a Japanese slang [emoi] means Continue reading

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Dream In The Street by Noriyo Ikeda (池田典代)

This is the introduction of 1979 J-POP song. [Dream in the street] by Noriyo Ikeda, arranged by Tatsuro Yamashita Continue reading

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A Japanese Event in August – A Japanese Summer Festival Obon [夏祭り/おぼん]

What is the Summer Festival・Obon? Obon (おぼん)is a Buddhist festival celebrating the return of the spirits of one’s ancestors. Toro (とうろう) lanterns are lit to welcome the ancestors back to the house. Having said that some religions does not do … Continue reading

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Pride by Miki Imai

This is the introduction of 1984 J-POP song. [Only with You] Continue reading

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JAPANESE ANIME PICTURE BOOKS’ STORIES – アニメ絵本話 “Fukuro no Somemono ya/The Owl’s dye shop”

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The 6 Olympic Athletes Who Did Not Follow the Rules Not Participate

According to NHK Net News Web Easy, There are rules to follows at The Tokyo Olympic in order to prevent from spreading the corona virus. On 1st of August, the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has made ID cards of six … Continue reading

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8 Japanese Expressions for Illness

The Illness expressions When you get Japan you might end up being sick. But if you know simple expressions how to describe your feeling it will be great help to doctors as well as to yourself. Here are some of … Continue reading

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Fragile by Tatsuro Yamashita

This is the introduction of 1984 J-POP song. [Only with You] Continue reading

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