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NIHONGO

Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Apr 27, 2015
These tips for Japanese mastery go out to the muddlers
When it comes to learning Japanese, most of us muddle through. This article is for the muddlers.
LIFE / Language
Apr 20, 2015
'Vague' Japanese language can be maddeningly specific
For a supposedly vague language, Japanese can be incredibly specific when it comes to personal pronouns, the law and the family, for example.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Apr 20, 2015
Cheap cancer detection method developed
Japanese researchers have announced an economical cancer detection method using roundworms that can identify cancer patients by sensing odors in urine.
LIFE / Language / WELL SAID
Apr 20, 2015
Whether or not to use ka-dō-ka
Today we will introduce the proper use of Xu304bu3069u3046u304bY and Xu304bY, which mean 'Y whether or not/if X (or not).'
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Apr 13, 2015
April: the season of newbies, nendo and Narita taishoku
April in Japan is a time for new beginnings, whether it be in terms of products, school or the world of work.
LIFE / Language / WELL SAID
Apr 13, 2015
Getting in the mood with kibun
Introducing the proper use of u6c17u5206uff08u304du3076u3093), which means feeling, mood or sentiment.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Apr 13, 2015
Japanese 'maternity harassment' activist wins U.S. award
A Japanese activist who advocates female empowerment was among 10 women awarded this year's International Women of Courage Award.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Apr 6, 2015
Must-knows and no-nos about where those o's and go's go
Where people in English mind their Ps and Qs, speakers of Japanese have to know their o's and go's.
LIFE / Language / WELL SAID
Apr 6, 2015
Make it 'narubeku' short and 'dekirudake' snappy
Today we will introduce uses of the adverb u306au308bu3079u304f and u3067u304du308bu3060u3051.
LIFE / Language / COMMUNICATION CUES
Apr 6, 2015
Hokuriku Shinkansen opens for service
The Hokuriku Shinkansen Line directly linking Tokyo with the Hokuriku region on the Sea of Japan coast went into service on March 14.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHEN EAST MARRIES WEST
Feb 18, 2015
Time, gentlemen: When it's time to bid sayonara to Japan, what next?
I ask my departing friend the biggest question of all: After decades in Japan, just how does he plan to earn a living back home?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LABOR PAINS
Jan 21, 2015
Forty years after Zainichi labor case victory, is Japan turning back the clock?
Efforts against nationality-based discrimination in Japan have made zero progress in the four decades since a landmark court case against Hitachi.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LEARNING CURVE
Jan 18, 2015
A top 10 for non-Japanese parents considering local schools
Whether your children are already in the local system or you are weighing up your future schooling options, here are 10 issues for parents to keep in mind.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Jan 11, 2015
We need to talk about Japan — in English
What commentators who write about Japan in English are doing is not necessarily criticism and could instead be a genuine attempt to understand.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / COMMUNITY CHEST
Dec 17, 2014
Readers' letters: What to do about 'haro'? And where to study, Japan or China?
A selection of emails received in response to recent Community stories.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Nov 16, 2014
Tokyo: How did you choose your child's name?
Foreign residents married to Japanese spouses share how they agreed on what to name their kids.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Nov 10, 2014
Foreign wives of Japan offer NHK and 'Massan' criticism and kudos
Ellie's successors question the character's swift mastery of Japanese and penchant for hugs but welcome the issues she raises.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LEARNING CURVE
Oct 26, 2014
Japan struggles to keep up as China woos international students
Japan's efforts to increase the number of international students coming to its shores are being dwarfed by similar initiatives in neighboring China.
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2014
Japan to use English name for Georgia, not Russian
The government has decided to change the way it refers to the country of Georgia in Japanese, and will stop using a pronunciation derived from the Russian language, an official said.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues
Oct 20, 2014
Bicultural Japanese baby names can be double the trouble
What do the following names have in common: Ayeisha, December, Eli, Gabrielle, Haruki, Julie, Kaede, Koh, Leon, Louis, Lucia, Luke, Margaret, Olivia, Ryuken, Tobin and Tennis? They are all children's names — all but one the sons and daughters of bicultural couples.

Longform

Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan