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NIHONGO

COMMUNITY / Voices / COMMUNITY CHEST
Oct 16, 2013
Adoption and fostering, animal homes and a tribute: readers' mail
In response to a recent story about adoption and foster parenting in Japan, one woman recounts her life of doing both.
COMMUNITY / Voices / COMMUNITY CHEST
Oct 7, 2013
Fukushima, suicide and nihongo fluency: readers' mails
A grab bag of readers' mail in response to recent Community articles.
COMMUNITY / Voices / COMMUNITY CHEST
Sep 23, 2013
Let the world help at Fukushima No. 1
Readers' mails on the Fukushima fiasco and the late, great Mary Sisk Noguchi, Kanji Clinic columnist and friend to Japanese learners around the world.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Sep 9, 2013
If you're jōzu and you know it, hold your ground
Communicating in Japanese is not all that difficult. What's difficult is communicating with Japanese people, writes Debito Arudou.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY
Sep 9, 2013
A friend to kanji learners worldwide
Mary Sisk Noguchi helped readers unravel the complexities of Chinese characters, adding an element of fun to a process often fraught with frustration for many learners of Japanese.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 7, 2013
Young global talent discusses peace and language
Eight young foreigners shared their unique take on Japanese society and memories of a month-long visit to the country during a symposium Saturday in Tokyo.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Apr 29, 2013
Bilingual beauty, straight and permed
Beauty must be a bilingual thing. At least that's the impression one gets from looking at signs outside hairdressers, beauty parlors and similar types of businesses in Japan.
COMMUNITY / Voices / COMMUNITY CHEST
Feb 26, 2013
I've seen haras . . . haras that you've seen: when 'harassment' goes wild
In response to the article "Blame it on the hara: harassment vocabulary makes us all victims" (The Foreign Element, Jan. 28), we invited readers to come up with their own ideas for new types of "harassment." As you can see, one JT writer got a bit carried away.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHEN EAST MARRIES WEST
Jan 19, 2013
Signs of Kansai
At the end of lunch with an old friend, I point out yet another hole in my Swiss cheese knowledge of Japan.
EDITORIALS
Jun 20, 2010
Adapting to the Digital Age
The pervasive influence of digital media was highlighted on June 7 by the announcement of recommendations for changes in the authorized list of kanji for everyday use. A government advisory panel has proposed adding 196 kanji and removing five for a total of 2,136 characters.
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Sep 23, 2008
In Japanese, flattery will get you everywhere
In directing plays over the years, it has always struck me how clever actors are at producing insulting dialogue in the early stages of rehearsals. From the first day of rehearsal, they have the invective of their characters virtually down pat. When their character is called upon to say something nice...
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Nov 13, 2007
Dialect-rife Japan can be tongue-twisting
The islands of Japan have many dialects, and students of the language often realize these variations are not taught in classrooms.
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Jun 12, 2007
It's a dog's life when you wear a cat on your head
Animals have always been prevalent in the Japanese language, perhaps more so than in other parts of the world, because Japanese people were for so long vegetarian, Buddhist or Shintoist.

Longform

People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?