Category Archives: JAPANESE SOCIETY

Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pops) – Lemon by Kenshi Yonezu (米津玄師)

Lemon (Kenshi Yonezu) The Sunday J-pop time again! Today’s song is called [Lemon], written and sang by Kenshi Yonezu who is a musical artist. The video is official MV in 2018. This song received commercial success. It was released in … Continue reading

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Sunday 90’s J-POP (Japanese Pops) – Dance Dance Dance by Shonentai ダンス ダンス ダンス (少年隊)

Dance Dance Dance (Kome Kome Club) The Sunday J-pop time again! Today’s song is called [Dance Dance Dance] by Shonentai from 1990. It is not their song but I like their version. The reason why I have chosen this song … Continue reading

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「The Japanese Sword missing for over 70 years」Was In Australia

There was a national treasure Japanese sward at a shrine called [Kagoshima Jingu] in Kagoshima. However, in 1945, after the Second World War ended, it went missing and could not find it. This sword was found in Australia. The person … Continue reading

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Sunday 80’s J-POP (Japanese Pops) – I・CAN・BE by Kome Kome Club (米米クラブ)

I・CAN・BE (Kome Kome Club) The Sunday J-pop time again! Today’s song is called [I・CAN・BE] written and sung by Kome Kome Club. The single was released in 1985. Kome Kome Club is a Japanese pop rock band formed in 80’s and … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – Knocking a Stone Bridge Before Crossing

It is just like English sayings and phrases, there are Japanese sayings and phrases as well. It is called [kotowaza ことわざ]. Today’s kotowaza 石橋をたたいて渡る・Ishibashi o tataite wataru (Knocking a stone bridge before crossing it.) The Origin Although the stone bridge … Continue reading

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Sunday 80’s J-POP (Japanese Pops) – Kamen Buyo kai (仮面舞踊会) by Shonentai

Kamen Buyo Kai (Masquerade ball) The Sunday J-pop time again! Today’s song is called [Kamen Buyo Kai] by Shonentai from 80’s. Kamen Buyo Kai (仮面舞踊会) was the Shonentai’s debut song. When these three boys appeared on TV for a first … Continue reading

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「Please use AED to help person whose heart has stopped」

According to NHK news web easy, ADE is a device to make a heart to re-establish with an electricity when someone’s heart has stopped and collapsed. Anyone who is not even a doctor is able to use it as well. In … Continue reading

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JAPANESE ANIME PICTURE BOOKS’ STORIES – アニメ絵本話 “カミナリのおむこさん・A Son-in-low of The Thunder”

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The Primary School In Nagano Pref Has the Skating Lessons at The Paddy Field

According to NHK news web easy, the primary school in Komoro City in Nagano, is giving the lessons of how to grow rice at the paddy field. In winters, the neighbors and the school put water in a paddy field … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – Three Years on A Stone

It is just like English sayings and phrases, there are Japanese sayings and phrases as well. It is called [kotowaza ことわざ]. Today’s kotowaza 石の上にも三年・Ishi no ue nimo san nen (Three years on the stone) The Origin Even if a stone … Continue reading

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JAPANESE ANIME PICTURE BOOKS’ STORIES – アニメ絵本話 “カミナリのおむこさん・A Son-in-low of The Thunder”

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Song For You by Kazukiyo Nishikiori

Song for you The Sunday J-pop time again! Today’s song is called [Song for you] by Kazukiyo Nishikiori. It was released in Oct 2021. Kazukiyo Nishikiori is one of members of a very popular Japanese ideal group called 「Shonentai/少年隊」His dance … Continue reading

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The Eruption in Tonga. Kochi Pref that Interacted with The Rugby fund-raising

According to NHK news web easy, on 15th, the volcano erupted in Tonga. Due to the difficulty in contacting abroad by internet and telephones what damages have occurred is unknown. Kochi prefecture has decided to raise the fund in order … Continue reading

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A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 [Ringo no hitorigoto] “The Apple’s Soliloquy” (りんごの独り言) 

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Tokyo (東京) by The Lamb

The Lamb 「Tokyo (東京) 」 The Sunday J-pop time again! Today’s song is called [Tokyo] by The Lamb.  “The Lamb” are a Japanese city pop band that just recently released their new album Debut. “Tokyo” is the lead single from the … Continue reading

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A Japanese Film 「Drive My Car」Get an Award in USA

According to NHK news web easy, on 9th, an American movies awards 「Golden Glove Awards」were announced. 「Golden Glove Awards」are selected by a group of foreign reporters every year. Among these awards, the Japanese film called 「Drive my car/ドライブ・マイ・カー」which filmed by … 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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8 Traditional Japanese New Year’s Playings & Games

During new year’s holiday Japanese might play particular things and play an traditional games with families and friends. Today I introduce 8 interesting Japanese new year’s plays and games. 1. Hanetsuki (羽根つき) – a traditional Japanese badminton-like  The typical traditional … Continue reading

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Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) — 何もいらない (Don’t Need Anything) Nani mo Iranai By Ryusenkei (流線形) & Atsuko Hiyajo (比屋定篤子)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Sunday J-pop time again! An it is a sunny day wow! Today’s song is called [Nani mo Iranai/Don’t need anything] which was released in 2009. I think the sound is smooth and relaxing. It’s Jazzy sound … Continue reading

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A Japanese Traditional Background Music for A New Year – Haru no Umi (春の海)/Spring Sea

(春の海)Spring Sea composed by Michio Miyagi Every new year we hear musicians play “Spring Sea (Haru no Umi). And we all feel that the new year has surely came. Almost certainly we can not welcome a new year without this … Continue reading

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