Kanpy Strawberry jam in Japan カンピ―いちごジャム

What is the Price of Strawberry Jam in Japan?

Strawberry is called いちご (ichigo) in Japanese language. Originally from North America, there are more than 312 varities of strawberries in Japan. Japanese strawberries are sweet and can be eaten raw. During the spring season, many farm-owners open their farms for ‘strawberry picking’, where people…

Japanese air conditioner inside the room

Japanese Words in the Air Conditioner and Remote Control

Many of the rental apartments, public and private, comes with already installed air conditioners at least in the living room, if not in all the rooms. Some apartments have air conditioners installed in all the rooms. Air conditioner is  known as エアコン in Japanese. Remote…

Kanji list for JLPT N5 level japanese study

How Many Kanji Do You Need to Learn to Live in Japan?

How many kanji do you need to learn to live in Japan or do you need to enter to Japan? The answer is “No”, you don’t need to know a single kanji to enter or live in Japan. Many expatriates in Japan are often worried…

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Some Commonly Used Aisatsu Words in Formal and Business Japanese

Japanese people use many formal words of greeting that are known as aisatsu (あいさつ). Many of my colleagues use aisatsu words extensively during their conversation (at office). We can hear the formal greeting words in everyday life anywhere in Japan. You might be familiar with…

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Influence of Shinto Religion in Japanese Society

Shinto is the religion originated in Japan. Shinto religion is polytheistic almost similar to the Hindu religion in India, in which there is no systematised set of beliefs. Hinduism has some holy script unlike Shinoism. Shinto, which is written in Japanese Kanji as 神道 literally…

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The Kanji for Cheap and Safety 安

“Kanji” plays one of the major roles in Japanese language and in the everyday life of Japanese people. For almost all foreigners, except those from China, learning Kanji is like cracking a coconut without any tools. Japanese people spend years to learn the Kanji as…