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Japan 2015: Christmas!

Japan 2015: Christmas!

So, I’m back in the UK now after an amazing month in Japan, and Christmas has already been and gone. Japan was Christmas crazy whilst I was there, with festive tunes playing in every shop, lift and hotel, and Christmas displays everywhere. Everything was lit up, covered in santas and very, very sparkly. Christmas was … Continue reading

Word of the Week: 久しぶりです

Word of the Week: 久しぶりです

It’s time for Word of the Week again! Last time we looked at a Japanese word or phrase beginning with ‘ha’ (は), and focussed on the phrase 裸の付き合い (hadaka no tsukiai), meaning ‘naked friendship’. This week I’m looking for a word or phrase beginning with ‘hi’ (ひ). A big thank you to the one person who joined in … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN 2014 Highlights

HYPER JAPAN 2014 Highlights

I’m still ploughing through photos and potential blog posts from my recent trip to Japan, but thought I should post about last weekend’s HYPER JAPAN event in London whilst it’s still current news. I’ve already posted about the Moshi Moshi Nippon campaign which was being promoted at the event; below are the rest of my … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Rilakkuma Kyaraben

Monthly Recipe: Rilakkuma Kyaraben

I’m not sure what happened to July, but time seems to be flying fast and I realised I would have to cook my monthly recipe today or not at all! For a while now I’ve been wanting to try a ‘kyaraben’ (キャラ弁) – a character bento or character lunch box. I always look at pictures … 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