Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

Visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima has always been a pain in the heart ever since I read an article about atomic bombing that appeared in one of the pioneering children’s magazines, Poombatta. That article was about the atomic bombing and its effect. Then later in the high school, our…

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Japanese Kanjis for Colors

Japan has four seasons. The color of the landscape changes along with the season. Autumn is a mix of Red, Brown, Grey, Green, Yellow, Purple etc. Winter has a White color, while Spring brings again a mix of colors of Pink, Yellow, Red, and Purple….

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Grouping of Kanji by Shape, Will it Help?

I have been attempting to arrange and group the 常用漢字 (JOUOU Kanji) according to their shape, structure etc. Some of my friends described this exercise as cumbersome. They asked if there is any logic behind doing this. Japanese children learn Kanji by writing them repeatedly….

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Calling and Booking a Taxi Using JapanTaxi Application

JapanTaxi株式会社, Japan Taxi Company Limited has introduced a new feature to attract more users to its application. Suggest a friend and get a JPY 1,000 coupon added to your account. With approximately 70,000 taxis covering all 47 prefectures of Japan, JapanTaxi is one of best…

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List of documents required when applying for a JKK apartment in Japan

What are the Documents Required to Apply for a JKK Apartment?

I have been preparing the documents that are necessary to make an application to move to JKK apartment. Living in a UR Apartment in Komatsugawa for the past five years, we felt the need to move a little larger size apartment. One month before I…

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Tips to Pass JLPT Level N2 in 3 Months

You may wonder if at all it is possible to pass the Level N2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) in 3 months, isn’t it? In 2017 July, the pass percentage of N2 level in Japan was 38.3%. Yes, it is possible and I…

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Is it Possible to Pass JLPT Level N2 in Less Than 3 Months?

Here is a good news to share; I passed JLPT N2 !! やっと日本語能力試験N2級に合格したよ!! After two and a half months of literally vigorous and focused study that started from April 14, 2018, to June 23, 2018, at JLPT Academy, I took the N2 exam on July 1,…

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Why Don’t We Change Our Nation Like Japan?

Why don’t we change our nation like Japan? This was the heading of a message that I received in one of the Whatsapp groups from an Indian friend. Indeed, there were many points on the list that every Indian should seriously think and consider. We…

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Satkar Indian Restaurant in Minami Suna Near Toyocho Station

On the way back home I took today’s dinner from an Indian restaurant in Minami Suna, which is near to the Toyocho station and the Koto driving license test center. Usually, I take a route through Kiba Koen for walking after office hours. I Thought of…

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An Afternoon Trip to Kitanomaru Science Museum

Kitanomaru Science museum is around 900 meters away from the Kudanshita station.  Our kids were insisting for some kind of entertainment cum learning outing for the Saturday, which was the first day of the first sanrenkyuu (3 consecutive holidays) of 2017. We started at around 1…

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Continuing Agonies of Kumamoto

The God Kashima let the Namazu move and thrash the Kumamoto prefecture. As we were watching NHK News on Saturday morning that showed devastated landscapes, fresh alerts of aftershocks started appearing on the screen. This time, Namazu’s chosen playground was in Kyushu islands. Scores of…

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O-Hanami Party in Komatsugawa Park with Friends

At around 5 in the evening, we returned home from the nearby Komatsugawa park after an almost 3 hours long Hanami party with friends. Today we had a pleasant O-Hanami party and socialization with around 80 friends. A short break was necessary to re-energize the…

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Is Japan Safe for Foreigners?

It was not the first time when I heard a hate speech in front of the south exit of JR Moto-Yawata station yesterday. I had paid attention in the past too to such venomous talk against foreigners belonging to certain countries. A man cladded in…

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