Japanese

Japanese “Harry Potter” seen flying over construction site【Video】

No need to go to Universal Studios when you have a crane and a piece of timber.

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Youtube channel Make Food. Eat Food. will inspire you with creations based on Asian cuisine

Kimchi mac? Miso risotto? Mochi pizza? Pardon me, I think I just drooled on my laptop.

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“Edo-kiriko” glasses from Starbucks too expensive? Try these colorful versions instead!

“Edo-kiriko” glasses from Starbucks are gorgeous — but also way too expensive. So we got to wondering: Can you get similar gorgeous designs for more reasonable prices?

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“Japanese English” can baffle native English speakers — but what about Korean speakers? 【Video】

“Wasei Eigo”, or “English words created in Japan”, can leave native English speakers baffled — but what about Korean speakers?

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Top 10 most irritating Japanese borrowed words – Part 2 (The people’s top 10)

My entries for the “Top 10 most irritating Japanese borrowed words” weren’t irritating enough for some people – so I’ve formulated a part two (“tsuu”) with your help!

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The Internet is going nuts for model Risa Hirako who looks more like 25 than 45.

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Cute baby cries every time someone takes the remote control from his left hand【Video】

A baby in Japan has become an overnight Internet sensation after showing a strange affinity for the remote controller in his left hand…but not the right.

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Roomba relishes freedom while zipping at ridiculous speeds across a park

This family decided to take their Roomba for a walk — but this Roomba doesn’t do walking!

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Top 10 most irritating Japanese borrowed words

Here are some Japanese words that can drive English-speakers crazy when learning Japanese!

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The curious case of Benjamin the neighbor arouses suspicion in Japan

Always be mindful of what you write or let others write for you. You never know when it will be scrutinized by thousands upon thousands of Japanese people.

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The people of Japan, defined in one photograph

Keepin’ it neat and tidy…

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The women’s wrestling league in Japan is way more intense than WWE

If you thought the WWE was intense, you haven’t witnessed Stardom, the professional women’s wrestling league in Japan.

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Characters in this textbook from Taiwan want to teach you Japanese using two-timing tactics

You’ll feel motivated to both study harder and buy this textbook when you see this unconventional sample sentence!

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Japanese people react to “But we’re speaking Japanese!” video, and it’s kind of stunning

What do ordinary Japanese people think of a viral video which depicts a situation wherein a Japanese person is unable to process foreigners’ fluent Japanese?

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What are Facebook’s five new “reactions” called in Japan?

In Japan, you don’t “like” something on Facebook, you “ii ne” it. But what about the five other “reactions” that Facebook has just added?

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“This is a movie” among 10 of Japan’s lamest movie taglines

Condensing the entire plot of a feature film into a handful of words without accidentally implying that it sucks is surprisingly difficult—as these 10 eye-wateringly terrible film taglines clearly show.

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Gives the phrase “dress to impress” a whole new meaning…

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When “yes” means “no” — The Japanese language quirk that trips English speakers up

You can learn all the words and practice all the kanji, but there’s one little Japanese language quirk that will almost certainly trip you up when you first encounter it.

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Researchers use uniformity of Japanese language to read people’s minds

A research group from the Kyushu Institute of Technology have announced that they have successfully read certain words and letters from people’s minds without them saying anything.

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The top 10 hardest Japanese words to pronounce – which ones trip you up?【Video】

In terms of pronunciation Japanese is surprisingly easy to get to grips with, but some words can be real tongue-tanglers! Here are 10 of the worst!

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