Japanese language

Japanese Twitter can’t stop laughing at this JLPT listening question straight out of Evangelion

And my teachers said watching anime would never pay off!

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Japanese tourism poster with elderly man saying phrase for “I’ll have sex with you” puzzles Japan

It turns out he’s just following the local hospitality custom, though.

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Translation debate: how do you say “oh my God!” in Japanese? Netizens have many different answers

Oh my god there’s a lot of ways to say “oh my God.”

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Japanese idioms become cute anime girls in latest anthropomorphization video game【Video】

Language is power in Idiom Girl.

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Japanese woman punches boyfriend, charms Internet following his terrible restaurant manners

Just one more example of why you should always be nice to food service employees.

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Learn Japanese schoolgirl vocabulary with new video from Line【Video】

NHK and swastikas don’t mean what you think they do anymore.

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Discrimination fears lead Japanese genetics society to replace words for dominant, recessive gene

But a potential problem is lurking in its proposed revision.

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No, Japan doesn’t have a special phrase for “mansplaining” on Twitter

“FF gai kara shitsurei shimasu” has nothing to do with men or explaining.

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Chinese bootleg invites us to learn about the wonderful world of anime legend…Guzuo Miyazaki?!?

That’s the familiar Studio Ghibli anime legend on the cover, but with a very unfamiliar name.

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Avengers film’s Japan scenes look just like the real Japan…if you haven’t spent much time there

Marvel Cinematic Universe joins the long tradition of Hollywood productions flubbing the details when setting scenes in Japan.

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Japanese writing system gets turned into handsome anime men with Hiragana Boys video game

Feast your eyes on anime eye candy and learn some Japanese at the same time.

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“Poop Kanji Town” opens in Tokyo with excrement-shaped items on the menu

The new collaboration combines Japanese-language learning with poop-shaped edible items.

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W.T.F. Japan: One year anniversary special! Top 5 W.T.F. Japan articles 【Weird Top Five】

Plus a special announcement about the W.T.F. series!

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 kanji with ironic meanings【Weird Top Five】

It would just be silly if the kanji for “strong” had “weak” in it… right?

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Magazine teaches Japanese using Kemono Friends anime, Japanese netizens can’t stop laughing

And what they find funny probably isn’t what you think.

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Learn Japanese kanji with captivating stop-motion videos created by Tokyo animator

These adorable clips and characters will help you memorise kanji symbols and make you smile at the same time.

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Mistaking “vertical” for “horizontal” readings in Japanese can have hilarious consequences

Japanese Twitter shares some of the best “accidental misreadings” they’ve encountered.

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Coincidental station name and Cardcaptor Sakura ad placement on Tokyo train is all too perfect

The silly coincidence also teaches us the importance of kanji!

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Meaning of life discovered using Japanese calligraphy, math, and puns

To go from “death” to “life,” it turns out all you need is “42.”

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Does Japan’s five-yen coin need a foreigner-friendly redesign?

Japanese citizens feel the symbolism-rich coin, which lacks something, can make travel in Japan difficult for foreign guests.

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