After teaching English for 2 yrs in Tokyo, my husband kept it a secret from his students that he spoke Japanese...until he gave his farewell speech. youtu.be/W1hKudb7VrE
Japanese's perspective on Alatreon
TIL a 60 years old Japanese Truck Driver found out he was accidentally switched at birth in 1953 at San Ikukai Hospital in Tokyo. His biological parents are rich family & the infant who took his place grew up to be the Head of a Real Estate company. Meanwhile he was raised by a poor single mother. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Would you ever want to live in those quiet rural Japanese towns you see in anime? Why or why not?
Bluetooth-connected face mask that can record conversations, amplify the wearer’s voice, make phone calls, transcribe speech into texts and translate Japanese speech into 8 different languages. designboom.com/design/don…
This is the Japanese Sport of "Boutaoshi" meaning "Bring the pole down"
This beautiful Japanese maple tree in Portland, Oregon.
Japanese monk praying for the victims during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami
The Unit that is a Japanese Spider Crab.
An Englishman, an American and a Japanese guy are on a boat, moments away from plunging over a waterfall to their doom...
Suddenly a genie appears. The genie explains that he is of limited power. He cannot prevent their inevitable deaths, but he can grant each man one wish before he dies.
The American steps up first. 'I love my country. Before I die I want to sing my national anthem one last time. The full version. Give my friends lyrics sheets, so they can join in. I want a full backing orchestra. A gospel choir. When we reach the crescendo I want to fire an AR15 into the air, to celebrate our God given rights to bear arms'
It will be done, says the genie
The Japanese guy goes next. 'I love my country too. Nothing represents it better than our wonderful cuisine. Please let me taste one more time, the delicacies of my village. I want fermented sticky soy beans. Fresh sea urchin. Raw horse meat. Pickled seaweed. Sugared omelettes. And please....provide enough so I can share the meal with my friends'
It will be done, says the genie
The Englishman quietly approaches the genie, and whispers in his ear
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[homemade] Japanese beef curry rice with eggs
I've always been a fan of Japanese box covers for Souls games. Here they are compared to box arts in the west.
TIL a "Power Ranger" has spent 2 hrs a day helping Tokyo subway riders lug heavy packages and baby strollers up the station stairs, as it has no elevators nor escalators. He said: "Japanese people find it hard to accept help, they feel obligated to the other person, so the mask really helps me out." nbcnews.com/news/world/ma…
Why is Japanese video game writing... like that?
I was playing through Death Stranding and it stuck out to me because the visuals, voice acting, etc, all seemed very Western, but it was like I could tell it was Japanese just by how characters were talking. It took me a while to figure out why, but I managed to pin it down to a few factors.
For some reason, Japanese games tend to have really hamfisted symbolism, usually in reference to life, death, rebirth, and Christian mythology. It's always really on the nose, there's always a lot of Latin or Greek words thrown in with no real consideration for why, and you usually fight some giant representation of god/death/satan/the apocalypse at the end. And it seems like symbolism is prioritised over the flow of the story, and over characterisation.
Bizarre random stuff. Every Japanese game I've played (excluding the Nintendo-style family games) has so much... weird stuff put in there. Characters do things that just make no sense, or things happen with no rhyme or reason. I'm not sur
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Japanese book for children that includes a backlight
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a regiment of almost entirely Japanese-Americans, in France, 1944. I read that this regiment was the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of American warfare. [1400 x 786]
Japanese Army uses 3500 Tons of Snow To Create Massive Star Wars Sculpture for Snow Festival.
Neckbeard on voice acting: “AnImE sHoUlD oNlY bE wATcHeD iN jApAnEsE” reeee!
Japanese maple tree. Portland, OR [OC] [2160x2700]
Japanese girl otw to school during the pandemic
Japanese sushi chef trying out a new fish
Fluffy Japanese souffle cheese pancakes
Were Japanese generals allowed to act without the emperors permission?
‘Please stop this nonsense’: Japanese decry boomer-era technology as hospitals file Covid-19 cases by fax scmp.com/week-asia/health…
TIL Japan's largest organized crime syndicate, the Yakuza, provided food, water, diapers,blankets etc. during both the 1995 and 2011 Japanese earthquakes at a response time much faster than even the Japanese government. reuters.com/article/us-ya…
TIL about Beate Sirota, an Austrian-born Jew raised in Japan. She was educated at the German School of Tokyo for six years, but her parents deemed it "too Nazi" and moved her to the American school. She helped write the Japanese constitution in 1946 ensuring equality for women is enshrined in law. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
Twoset anime ending!! Since I’ve made an opening, I thought; how about pair that up with an ending as well? :D (I feel like my Japanese has improved since the opening but it’s still kinda broken lmao) Enjoy! v.redd.it/ahaywic2myc51
icon “ninja” and a Japanese kamikazepilot, can you tell me which is which?
37% think Hyundai is a Japanese or Chinese automaker, 26% said Lexus is American or German
From this Made in America Index Article
Japanese Guild showing off there new Vehicle Skins.
Japanese and American Cartoons
[Media] Hello, I'm Japanese.This is my first post. I don't know how to do it very well, Thanking you in advance 😊 Check my IG for more @reymiya_art
Japanese former diplomat K. Miyake: China is “following the same path” as Japan in the 1930s
Props to D. C. Douglas for the amazing VA, Kamoshida felt 10x more evil in English compared to Japanese
Japanese censorship is weird
Japanese Spider Crab, Although the crabs, found off the coast of Japan, are not dangerous hunters, they are carnivorous scavengers and will devour any dead fish or mammal that reaches their habitat on the ocean floor.
[50/50] Aftermath of being stung by a Rare Japanese Murder Hornet (SFW) | A Cool Looking Forest
[NO SPOILERS] Character popularity ranking from Japanese fan poll in new issue of Famitsu
What series have the biggest difference in Japanese and Western popularity/reception?
I'll start with some examples:
Bigger in West: Hellsing. Hellsing Ultimate was made in part because of how much the west liked the Hellsing TV series*, and it's quite popular and well liked among anime fans in the west. I've never known it to be particularly popular in Japan.
Bigger in Japan: I could honestly put nearly every pre-EVA mecha series here, but Macross is probably the biggest. Macross is a huge franchise in Japan with Anime, soundtrack albums, Movies, and like 30 video games, but it's not very well known outside of Japan, even in Mecha circles.
*Don't quote me on this
I'll never forgive the Japanese!
[I Ate] Japanese Wafer Matcha Ice Cream Sandwich
Young Japanese at local pop concert, Tokyo, 1971
[Homemade] Chi Chi Dango (Japanese sweet)
I just added Spanish, Danish, Dutch & Vietnamese to my free language learning game :) (Also has Japanese, French, German & English) v.redd.it/tvent8lc7r951
I decided to make an alternative skin for Oni, and since onis are basically Japanese ogres I decided to make a skin based on ogres from medieval European mythology, what did you guys think?
I tried making a Japanese Garden, Thoughts?
That was a close one, might have corrupted the poor Japanese children
Necessity breeds creativity. Rule #34 as to why Japanese culture is so... Creative
Love Hina Author Expresses Concerns to Japanese Government of Manga Being “Regulated by Overseas Standards,” Praises Japan’s “Freedom of Expression” nicchiban.nichegamer.com/…
I tried my best to make a Japanese styled villager house. Feedback?
My fiancée says I'm handsome...like a Japanese woodblock print. Here's to the Getty Museum Challenge
American States and Territories in the style of Japanese Prefectures
Ngl, most ordinary Japanese schoolchildren in the anime (especially in harem animes) in the role of the main characters behave like jerks.
Three Japanese guys attempt to eat at 10 American burger chains in one day -- "Hamburger Game" -- an absolute classic. youtu.be/J2LYx2GubsU
Real Japanese Samurai, 1866. Photograph by Felice Beato. [3046 x 3722]
Tiramisu sounds more Japanese than Italian
Japanese F-15J with Mt. Fuji livery
AITA for asking my boyfriend to stop learning Japanese?
So my (25f) boyfriend (29m) was with a Japanese girl through college and up until we met, about two years ago.
Throughout the relationship, he studied Japanese so he would be able to communicate with her family in Japan.
However, even though they've broken up, he is still studying Japanese. I asked him if he could study Spanish, the language MY family speaks, but he said no.
He said that he wasn't interested in it, my family was all bilingual so it wasn't necessary, and that the Japanese was just a habit he wanted to maintain.
The way I see it, he's demonstrating that he was willing to put in a lot more effort for her and her family than he is for me, and that really stings. I want him to stop studying Japanese (and maybe start studying Spanish) so that I know he's truly over her.
Next Gen Japanese Learner's Dictionary App
Hey guys, I want to share with you a project I'm working on. It's a new kind of dictionary for Japanese learners focused on learning kanji and reading. I'm trying to make a design that looks "2020" and add features that I haven't found in other apps.
It will soon be ready for a private beta so it would be great to hear some feedbacks before that. You can have a look at the presentation page here kanjiverse.com.
Some of the features:
- modern design, better UX, search bar with auto completion
- info presented as customizable cards
- visual decomposition of kanji in its components
- interface and content adapt to your level
- every words, kanji, readings and sentences are color coded by frequency of usage
- “real” sample sentences from the internet categorized by origin such as wiki, anime, drama, forum, etc
- sync your data to the cloud and access it on all your devices and browsers
- create your own lists of kanjis/words/mnemonics, share them or use communi
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Hi, I'm Japanese and I'll try my best to help you guys with learning our language!
Ask me any questions about Japanese and I'll try to answer them as much as possible!
Now I'm back and WOW more than 100 questions!! Thank you all, sincerely!!)
The Japanese Zen term "shoshin" translates as ‘beginner’s mind’ and refers to a paradox: the more you know about a subject, the more likely you are to close your mind to further learning. Psychological research is now examining ways to foster shoshin in daily life. psyche.co/guides/how-to-c…
Concept Art: what might python look like in Japanese, without any English characters?
Modern Kimonos for Men Fused With Japanese and Scandinavian Styles
TIL when Japanese actor Mako Iwamatsu, voice actor of Aku from Samurai Jack, and Iroh from Avatar, died in 2006, many of his voice roles were taken on by soundalike voice actor Greg Baldwin, who's voice was almost indistinguishable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mak…
Yeah like if germans and japanese glorified that heritage
Cheap and healthy japanese diet?
Yo guys, I wanted to try actually dieting this semester and making my own stuff and I'm really interested in a japanese food based diet because I love the stuff. I was thinking buying bulks of soba or udon noodles as well as brown rice. Perhaps make myself some miso soup occasionally.
If you guys have any other ideas to add to what I can try let me know! I see alot of places say fish but that can get pretty expensive I think?
Holy this blew up. Thank you all for the suggestions! Lots of great things to try, but I see alot of people recommending japanese curry but ive heard that is pretty fattening which I'm trying to avoid lol.(Apparently theres healthier ways of doing it than what I've seen nvm, some websites misled me)
It's also ironic how it was white people that were outraged about Ghosts of Tushima while Japanese critics praised it.