Japanese onsen and tattoos

Do you have tattoos and are you interested in onsen (= hot spring)? People with a tattoo(s) are normally not permitted to enter bathing facilities in Japan. The reason is that tattoos are considered as an indication of association with yakuza crime syndicates. This tattoo-related regulations has become tricky nowadays as so many non-Japanese tourists […]

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Intriguing sanitizer

Winter is approaching in the northern hemisphere and people there have started worrying flu. One of the effective prevention methods is to sanitize your hands. Although everybody knows that, it is not easy to do that… 北半球[きたはんきゅう](= the northern hemisphere)では冬[ふゆ]が近づいています。インフルエンザの季節[きせつ](= season)です。インフルエンザの予防[よぼう](= prevention)には手洗[てあら]い(= washing hands)が大切[たいせつ](= important)です。でもわかっていても、なかなか難[むずか]しいです。 Then, a hospital in Osaka, Japan, came up with a […]

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Battle in Yokohama tomorrow!

All Blacks will have a match with Wallabies in Yokohama, Japan tomorrow (27 October 2018). Apparently, there are still quite a few tickets left. If you are lucky enough to be in Yokohama tomorrow, why don’t you be there!? The photo above shows a part of the New Zealand Herald published on Monday this week… […]

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藤 Wisteria

You can see beautiful blossom of wisteria in New Zealand now. Everybody knows Japanese people love cherry blossom but they like wisteria blossom too. I took the above photos here, in New Zealand, just recently. The photo below shows Japanese wisteria. Beautiful! ニュージーランドでは今、あちこちで藤[ふじ](= wisteria)が美[うつく]しく咲[さ]いています。日本人が桜[さくら](= cherry blossom)が好きなのは有名[ゆうめい](= famous)ですが、藤も大好きです。上の写真[しゃしん](= photo)は先日[せんじつ](= the other day)、ニュージーランドで撮[と]った写真です。下の写真は、日本の藤の写真です。とてもきれいですね。

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Lamb’s burp in New Zealand

Asahi Shimbun Newspaper has reported a study which has been done by AgResearch New Zealand this week. What is the study? – it is about lamb’s burp! If you are interested in this article, you can read it here (the article is in Japanese). 朝日[あさひ]新聞[しんぶん]に、ニュージーランドの研究[けんきゅう]センターAgReseachの研究が紹介[しょうかい]されています。何の研究かと言うと。。。羊[ひつじ]のげっぷ(= burp)です! 興味[きょうみ]のある人はここで。  

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Tokyo!

Are you interested in going to Tokyo? The New Zealand Herald published an article on the places you should visit in Tokyo. You can read the article here. A short motion picture about Japan is on the page too. 東京に行ってみたいですか。先日[せんじつ](= the other day)、ニュージーランド・ヘラルド紙[し]が東京について紹介[しょうかい]していました。ここで読むことができます。日本についての短[みじか]い動画[どうが](= motion picture)もあります。

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FREE Japanese film showing in October 2018

We will show another film this Thursday. This is a very popular film directed by Makoto Shinkai. Don’t miss it! Date      Thursday 11 October 2018 Time      7pm Where L3 Contact                Athena Chambers Contact email    athena.chambers@waikato.ac.nz Your Name Admission Free! No booking required! English subtitles! ALL WELCOME. Director: Makoto Shinkai Voice: Ryunosuke […]

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