The number of people in their 20s and 30s living with their parents increased in the five years to 2009 in Japan, with more of them marrying later or unemployed following the global banking crisis of autumn 2008, a national research institute said Friday.
I stumbled on this juice bar at a train station in Tokyo and thought it would make a perfect image for my Japan Sign series. There's a great mixture of hiragana, katakana and kanji although I'll mainly be looking at the katakana in today's example.
The ubiquity of Twitter means you can connect to the Twitterverse in so many different ways. Having the ability to always connect to Twitter on the run means you essentially have a free Japanese resource available to you at any time and wherever you happen be.
The Mainichi Daily News is the English-language news site of Japan's Mainichi Newspapers. Accidents and incidents, crime and courts, politics and economics, sports and entertainment, and other top stories in Japan and abroad.
When you think of the super high-tech, neon saturated city of Tokyo, perhaps the word tram is not the first thing to enter your mind. Me neither but I stumbled across a post somewhere on the interwebs about Tokyo's last remaining streetcar line, the 12km Toden Arakawa Line, which dates from 1913 and
The most popular boys' names after "Ren" were "Hiroto" and "Sota." "Hiroto," written using the characters for "large" and "soar," had held the top spot for four years in a row before being toppled by "Ren," which is written using the single character for "lotus."
For girls, "Yua" was followed by "Yui" and "Aoi." Kanji traditionally used in names became more prominent on this year's list with the names "Riko," "Sakur
The Mainichi Daily News is the English-language news site of Japan's Mainichi Newspapers. Accidents and incidents, crime and courts, politics and economics, sports and entertainment, and other top stories in Japan.
A statue and a torn Thai national flag remain in front of Bangkok's Central World shopping mall, which was gutted by fire after army soldiers advanced towards an encampment of thousands of "Red Shirt" protesters who had been occupying parts of Bangkok on May 19, 2010. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif) http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/12/2010_in_photos_part_2_of_3.html
As the year 2010 approaches its last few days, it's time to look back on the previous 12 months. In the second third of 2010, a nearly unpronounceable Icelandic volcano wreaked havoc on European travel, South Africa hosted the World Cup, and while Russia endured disastrous fires, Pakistan struggled