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Practice Session

Beginners welcome!!!  It’s only $15/hr.  We practice speaking Japanese phrases.  Contact me for details.

Miss International Beauty Pageant

Miss US International 2017 is Shanel James from Maryland.  She is going to Japan for the Miss International Beauty Pageant.  I have …

Miss U.S. International

Miss U.S. International 2017 is Shanel James from Maryland.  She is going to Japan for the Miss International Beauty Pageant.  I have …

Tipping in Japan

The custom of tipping is not common in Japan as it is in the U.S.  While you can tip a personal driver, …

Japanese Table Manners

Many people love Japanese food in the U.S., but most of us don’t know the dos and don’ts of Japanese table manners. …

DC Anime Club

I have taught some basic Japanese language and culture for the DC Anime Club on the 22nd of April, 2017.  Thank you …

左上右下 – Sajō Uge

Please look closely at these fish.  Do you notice anything about how they are served??? The head is always on the left and the tail is to …

Japanese Items

My student wanted to translate a Japanese snack package that she received in her “Kawaii box”.

俳句 – Haiku

“Haiku” is a type of Japanese poetry.  In Japan a haiku consists of three lines that contain a total of 17 kana …

J-Pop

J-Pop is a modern music genre especially popular among the younger generation in Japan.