Word of the Week: 懐かしい

Word of the Week: 懐かしい

It’s time for Word of the Week again! Last week we looked at a Japanese word or phrase beginning with ‘to’ (と), and focussed on the word とんでもない (tondemonai), which means ‘unthinkable’, ‘absolutely not’, or ‘don’t mention it’. This week I’m looking for a word or phrase beginning with ‘na’ (な). A big thank you to everyone who joined … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN 2014 – Two weeks to go!

HYPER JAPAN 2014 – Two weeks to go!

It’s nearly time for HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine, entertainment and technology! The event will be held over three days, from 25th – 27th July, in Earls Court, London. As always, there will be a fantastic mixture of Japanese food, pop-culture, traditional Japanese culture, music, games, anime, cosplay… and so much … Continue reading

Japan 2014: Fish Tales

Japan 2014: Fish Tales

Can you believe I’ve been back from Japan for a month already? Apologies for being so slow at getting my photos uploaded and sharing my adventures with you all. However, now the JLPT is over (for the time being…) I can turn my attention back to blogging. Today I thought I’d share a fishy adventure… … Continue reading

Word of the Week: とんでもない

Word of the Week: とんでもない

It’s time for Word of the Week again! Last week we looked at a Japanese word or phrase beginning with ‘te’ (て), and focussed on the word 手作り (てづくり) (tezukuri), which means ‘handmade’. This week I’m looking for a word or phrase beginning with ‘to’ (と). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with their suggestions: Japan … Continue reading

Word of the Week: 手作り

Word of the Week: 手作り

It’s time for Word of the Week again! Last week we looked at a Japanese word or phrase beginning with ‘tsu’ (つ), and focussed on the expression 付き合う (tsukiau), which means ‘to associate with’, ‘to accompany’ or ‘to date’. This week I’m looking for a word or phrase beginning with ‘te’ (て). A big thank you to everyone who … Continue reading

Japan 2014: Ushiku Daibutsu

Japan 2014: Ushiku Daibutsu

I’ve been back from Japan for almost three weeks now and in a weird way it’s like it never happened. Work is in full swing, and I’ve hardly had a moment to stop. Still, my house is happily full of Japanese food and souvenirs, and I have thousands of photos to remind me of the … Continue reading