Japanese uses a lot of set phrases on formal occasions, you'll need to know them if you're going to give a speech at a wedding.
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Rebounds, dominoes and life after corona are some of the English terms that have been popping up in Japanese conversations recently.
An acute care nurse on how she stays safe during the pandemic, the skills required to be a nurse and what inspires her in life.
With coronavirus vaccines slowly making their way through the country, it's as good a time as any to administer a shot of new Japanese words and terms.
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The Well Said column has wrapped up after 25 years of grammar lessons. We speak with the authors for their advice on learning and teaching Japanese.
At the start of the year it was expected that 2020's buzzwords would all be related to the Olympics. Oh, how quickly that can change.
If you haven't started recapping for the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test yet, consider this your warning.
Parkrun, a free, inclusive running event, offers safe opportunities for physical fitness and community building — even amid a pandemic.
If you're going to get your driver's license in Japan, knowing the language is par for the course.