Monthly Archives: August 2009

Japanese Kanji Flashcards Volume 1


Recently, I recieved my Japanese Kanji Flashcards Volume 1 in the mail for the JLPT 4 that I’m sitting at the end of the year.

Kanji Flashcards 1
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5 Japanese Things We Screwed Up

There are many, many, many things that are only associated with Japan that are incredibly popular, for good reason and they need to be shared with the world. But there are some things, of which we completely missed the point.

Sushi

Sushi

One of the first things that come to mind when thinking of Japan, sushi. Words cannot describe just how badly we managed to screw up this. In Japan, sushi including, beef, chicken, vegetables, prawn, cheese, anything teriyaki and anything tempura, is considered a bit weird or wacky. The main thing you will find is raw fish. The idea of sushi is western eyes is great up to the point of eating raw fish, which is what basically sushi is!

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Hikikomori – The Silent Sufferers


Japan isn’t a perfect place, it has its social issues like any other society but specifically in Japan, stressed teenagers are becoming social outcasts.

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Moving Things Are Naturally Cheaper In Japan

Kappa Sushi

This months Matsuri topic is “Best Frugal Tips For Living Here In Japan” so I’m going to give it a go with my newbie knowledge of Japan. OK, so we all love sushi right? But when living in Australia, good sushi is a pretty hard to come by dish. We barely have any authentic sushi restaurants and because it’s harder to get supplies in Australia it’s very expensive. In Japan you would assume it’s much cheaper, but I recently found an even more cheaper way of receiving sushi in Japan that’s bound to get you practising using your chopsticks and saying your “いただきます”.

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