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My first conversation in Japanese

Sep 18, 2012 No Comments

A few days ago, I wrote about the Conversation Exchange website. A Japanese native wrote to me that he would visit Cadiz and that he was interested in meeting somewhere with me. My Japanese level, as you can see for yourselves in this blog, is pretty limited, but I know some words and phrases to [...]

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The Kindle and Anki matrimony

Sep 13, 2012 No Comments

The Amazon Kindle is mainly designed for reading and is a truly wonderful device for this purpose, but it sometimes happens that you get tired of reading Japanese grammar or Japanese stories that make you feel frustrated because of their level of complexity or your lack of knowledge on hiragana. The Kindle 3 has a [...]

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Kendama, competition

Sep 04, 2012 No Comments

If you think that Kendama is a game for children, then think again. This game is not as simple as it seems and mastering the required techniques for this game might be much more difficult than you think. The Japanese Kendama Association (JKA) was established in 1975. The organisation serves as an indicator for the [...]

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The Suihanki rice cooker

Aug 28, 2012 No Comments

In some places were we went to eat in Japan, they would put some kind of pot containing rice from which we would take the amount of rice we wanted. The truth is that the rice tasted great and was kept at an ideal temperature. This “pot” is really a machine that makes rice and [...]

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Stealth techniques of ninjas

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments

Ninjas mastered different techniques of walking, as the success of their missions depended on it. Although we have already discussed some of the most common methods in an earlier post, there are some other stealth techniques that were important to control and helped them moving around appropriately according to their surroundings. Ko ashi The ninja [...]

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Conversations with Japanese people

Aug 12, 2012 No Comments

If you ever choose to learn the Japanese grammar and vocabulary, you will need to practice with a native in order to help you to speak more fluidly and to overcome your shyness when speaking a different language. For example, I live in Spain and I often hear: “I do not speak English because I [...]

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Real mech robots launched on Japanese market

Aug 09, 2012 No Comments

If you are a fan of mech robots, then it might be possible that, from now on, your dreams “may” come true. Suidobashi Heavy Industry has launched its first robot of this type on the market. The four-meter tall robot weights six tons and is obviously more than just a crude imitation of a mech [...]

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