Easy New Year Japanese Phrases!

Japan celebrated New Year’s earlier today, and people in America will be celebrating in just a few short hours. So for everyone that wants to start the New Year learning more Japanese, here are a few easy phrases to use in 2019! あけましておめでとうございます/ Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu! This is the big one you need to know.…

Blood Type In Japan

If you have ever lived in Japan—and are of dating age—then you have likely been asked what your blood-type is. This may sound strange to most foreigners, but it is actually a very common way for Japanese people to determine whether you would be compatible with each other. In Japan, a person’s ABO blood type or “ketsueki-gata” (血液型) is believed…

Shiritori Game

Recently, as I was talking to one of my Japanese friends and waiting for a flight, we needed to figure out how to pass the time. She decided that we should play “Shiritori”, a popular Japanese game. Shiritori (しりとり) is a Japanese word game in which the players are required to say a word which begins with the final kana of the…