Loanwords can prove tricky in Japanese. Once a word is imported, it can take on a whole other meaning to that of the language it originated in.
Japan Times contributor Eric Margolis walks us through how Japan is already being affected by climate change.
Being held online for its second year, the Japan Writers Conference helps budding artists with the practicalities of the creative process.
You may not understand exactly what’s being said when you hear onomatopoeic words in Japanese, but you’ll most likely have an idea of what they mean based on how they sound.
Foreign teachers of English in Japan are good at sharing cautionary tales on messenger boards, but the best thing you can do to avoid any pitfalls is read your contract.
It's not accurate to say that anyone who doesn't medal at the Olympics is a loser, but the language of winning and losing is very much a part of Japanese.
The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics may have you thinking about new beginnings and fresh starts. It's time to raise the curtain on some new vocabulary.
Before you start planting seeds, make sure you know if you want "yasai" or "hana" — and make sure you know what those even are.
With anime's popularity booming, some may see it as a shortcut to learning Japanese. But you wouldn't necessarily learn English from Donald Duck, would you?
The government-funded initiative’s future looks uncertain given its mixed results so far in promoting Japanese culture overseas.