Urban safari in the concrete jungle reveals Tokyo wildlife

Language | BILINGUAL Apr 30, 2012

Urban safari in the concrete jungle reveals Tokyo wildlife

Tokyo is a city of many things, but "nature"? Not exactly a word that most associate with the metropolis. When it comes to the city's animal life, most Tokyoites think meiwaku dōbutsu (迷惑動物, pests) rather than yasei-dōbutsu (野生動物, wildlife), associating animal encounters with mischievous ...

Language | BILINGUAL Oct 31, 2011

This Halloween watch out for yūrei of all kinds

Urameshiyā! (うらめしやぁ!) Oops! Didn't notice you there. Don't mind me. I was just practicing my Japanese ghost-call. "Urameshiyā!" is pretty much the standard opening line for any self-respecting Japanese ghost. It's nonetheless a word that is peculiarly tough to translate, but in a nutshell it ...