Japanese language

New Japanese dictionary acknowledges that otaku aren’t “lacking common social intelligence”

Still says they’re “abnormal” in their passion, though.

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Cool design on Japanese posters lets you look at kanji upside-down for a whole new meaning

Don’t strain your neck! We’ll show you what they look like the other way.

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Japanese dictionary’s definition of “LGBT” draws criticism for inaccuracy on the “T” part

Critics call for revision to brand-new edition of one of Japan’s most trusted and influential language resources.

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Japan’s kanji character of the year for 2017 is “north”

Because one of Japan’s Asian neighbors had the nation’s eyes looking north again and again this year.

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Learners beware! Even Japanese people agree that their language can be really ambiguous

Un! Uun! Un? Three words that sound awfully similar but have totally different meanings.

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“Good on the floor?” Five funny times Google Translate drops the ball with Japanese idioms

Free online translation programs have come a long way, but they’re still far from perfect.

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The three different ways to draw clothing over anime breasts, and what to call them

Japanese artist shares illustrated field guide to busty anime visuals such as the “boob bag.”

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Bevy of busty beauties from the modeling and cosplay worlds take part in pun-based festivities.

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Eat shit and learn Japanese with educational poo-inspired candies from Japan

Professor Poop wants to impart you with kanji knowledge during his temporary stay in your digestive system.

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How to buy milk at the store in Japan, even if you don’t read or speak any Japanese

Can’t read the kanji characters on the label? You’re not the only one, so here’s a shopping secret to help you out.

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Renowned Japanese calligraphy teacher ranks the top 10 kanji that foreigners like

Proves that we have a soft spot for flowers, wind, and little wavy boats.

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Foreigners misreading Japanese kanji of “two men one woman” is too pure for Japanese Internet

Apparently this kanji is read differently based on what country you’re from.

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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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