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Being the biggest city in the world, Tokyo has over seven million inhabitants. And within the city, there are many districts and neighborhoods famed for their different histories and characteristics. I could try to cover all of the amazing things in...
What does a bulls head, taxi ride, and a man with no sight give you? Why some more Japanese myths and legends. On the cusp of Halloween I decided to delve back into the dark tales and lore from the land of the rising suns and bringing you into the spirit of Hallows Eve.
Tokyo, which is Japan's largest city, has a reputation for being cold and impersonal, but there's plenty of ways to make new friends. Learn a few tips on meeting people in Tokyo in this article.
Mythical and pristine Aokigahara Forest lays at the base of Mount Fuji in the Honshu region of Japan. The forest is known as the "Sea of Trees" because it is so dense that outside noise cannot be heard only a few feet into the forest. However, this beautiful lush forest has a sinister reputation. Aokigahara Forest has been a popularized place to commit suicide which is second in the world only to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Lang-8 is a language-exchange social network I use for practicing my Japanese reading and writing although it is not limited to just the Japanese language. Lang-8 differs from conventional Japanese learning web sites that attempt to teach the language with text, audio or video because it does not provide...
The Japanese writing system is quite complex and many questions arise by people a bit curious about this language. Is Japanese written horizontally or vertically? How do you type Japanese with a classic non-Japanese keyboard? Does each sign have a particular meaning? This article is a basic introduction to the Japanese writing system.