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The Rules of Japanese Honorific Speech

Japanese honorifics are a very complex system of addressing other people, much like the “Mr.” and “Ms.” or the “Sir” and “Madame” we use, with the added complexity of having more than thirty different forms. Honorifics are not a grammatical matter, so you won’t find any solid chapter on them in a... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in October 2018 Fukuoka & Japan

Fukuoka senior arrested for stealing a single grape – Fukuoka The Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a 73-year-old man for the crime of eating a grape from a storefront. The incident occurred at approximately 9:50 a.m. on the morning of Oct 3 outside a greengrocer in Higashi Ward, Fukuoka Cit... READ MORE

Fun Facts about the Japanese Language

1. There’s very little evidence of Japanese prehistory Historians believe that old Japanese and 琉球語派 (りゅうきゅうごは) — Ryukyuan languages, the indigenous dialects of the Ryukyu islands off mainland Japan, were derived from travellers that came from Asia and various Pacific Islands nearby during the 弥生... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in September 2018 Fukuoka & Japan

Foreign caregiving trainees to get financial aid to study Japanese – Nationwide The labor ministry will launch a new system to financially aid foreign trainees in the field of caregiving in learning Japanese and acquiring technical knowledge amid growing demand for such foreign workers, ministry of... READ MORE

Gift-Giving in Japan

With a rich culture, history and several ancient legends, there are plenty of superstitions to be aware of when giving gifts in Japan. Whether you need to send gifts to Japan to thank a host or want to send a gift basket to a business partner, there are things you need to know. (Source: https:/... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in August 2018 Fukuoka & Japan

Scorching heat continues for much of Japan – Nationwide Japan continued to experience extreme heat on Sunday as temperatures soared into the high 30s on the last weekend of August. The highest temperature recorded Sunday was 39 degrees in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, followed by 38 degrees in Koshiga... READ MORE

Surviving the Summer Heat in Japan

Despite having enjoyed an extremely mild spring, summer in Japan has kicked off with ferocity. If you are from more tropical climes and currently living in Japan, you are likely wondering why everyone keeps moaning “atsuiiiii” (“It’s hot!”) and dabbing their faces with handkerchiefs. For the rest of... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan

Temperature soars to 41.1 C in Kumagaya; highest ever in Japan – Saitama Japan logged its highest-ever temperature of over 41 C on Monday as a deadly heat wave continued to grip wide areas of the country. The mercury hit 41.1 C in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, at 2:16 p.m., eclipsing th... READ MORE

Extracurricular Activities at Japanese Universities

Extracurricular activities are an important part of student life in Japan, and approximately half of the university students take on sports or participate in artistic or cultural circles. We understand that the primary aim of your studying abroad is to study a particular subject, but if you are in a... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in June 2018

Rain sends people back to shelters in quake-hit Osaka area – Osaka The number of people taking refuge at shelters in earthquake-hit western Japan's Osaka Prefecture grew by 1,000 on Wednesday as rain that started in the early hours sparked fears about landslides, leading some residents to return to... READ MORE

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