Category Archives: fun links

Fun Link Friday: チンする、お茶する、ググる

If you’re into quirky notes about language use, and especially if you don’t mind some jargony linguistics writing, Language Log is a great blog co-run by Prof Victor Mair and a bunch of other prominent linguists & scholars. Recent posts … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Extra History – Sengoku Jidai

I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people who first got interested in studying Japanese history and culture because, well, samurai and ninja and pirates, and cool battles and so on and so forth. But, before … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Youtubers for Listening Practice

Last month, RocketNews24 presented a wonderful and detailed list of youtubers they recommend to improve your Japanese listening skills. I love youtube, so this guide was helpful. For language learning, I feel old that this option for being exposed to … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Crazy Fresh Chinese & OMG! Meiyu

Okay, so it’s not quite Japan-related. But, for those of us whose interests in East Asia – and/or professional requirements/expectations – extend beyond Japan, Jessica Beinecke’s twin YouTube programs Crazy Fresh Chinese and OMG! Meiyu are a fun way to … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Grated Daikon Sculptures in Nabe

Let Masanori Kobo teach you how to play with your food this winter with his grated daikon sculptures in nabe. Kono sculpted the grated radish into the shape of a polar bear, added a bit of seaweed for eyes and nose … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Real Haunted Homes in Japan?

Halloween may have passed, but that’s no reason to stop bringing the chills! Teru Oshima has developed a new kind of real-estate map, one mapping Japan’s most haunted property locations, where grisly events leading to unnatural deaths have occurred. Typically real-estate … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Halloween costumes in Tokyo

Halloween has really become a much bigger event in Japan in recent years. The Omotesando Halloween Pumpkin Parade and the Magic of Halloween Parade in Tokyo showcase the growing enthusiasm for getting into the Halloween spirit, or at least making … Continue reading

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