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How to Study for the JLPT and learn to speak Japanese – Making of the video

To advertise the new JLPT classes and the normal Japanese language classes at JOI , I decided to make a video using simple animation. Little did I know how tough this idea was and how long it was going to take me…but … Continue reading

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Yoshinogari : a Japanese ancient, historical city restored

On the edge of Saga prefecture lies a site of great historical importance – The Yoshinogari ruins. Some argue that this is the site of Yamatai Koku – the original city and capital of ancient Japan during the Yayoi era … Continue reading

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Hakata Ramen

Rainy day weekends are no fun, but while wondering through Hakata looking for something to do I found a great but cheap ramen shop.   Tonkotsu Ramen is the pride of Hakata people and you’ll find an extraordinary number of … Continue reading

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Japanese Taiko Drums

Japanese music is getting an international boost at this time. Artists featured on the soundtracks in Japanese Manga and anime films  are being discovered by a wider audience.  So the J-Pop genre is having a renaissance recently in Asia, Europe and … Continue reading

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Niten Ichi Ryu

A Japanese friend who has mastered several martial arts mentioned that he had just started learning Niten Ichi Ryu (also known as Ni Tou Ichi Ryu) and my eyes almost popped out of their sockets ! Ni Tou Ichi (二刀一 literally … Continue reading

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