28 Sep

Student from iJapanese – Anthony Rilocapro san

As a child I grew up quite often being curious about Japan. I stumbled upon some anime films on SBS whilst very young and of course this unique language of story telling would stick with me. Things like Nintendo and shows such as ..

05 Jun

Ramen – This will warm you up in cold weather!

Noriko Yasutsune Ramen is boiled noodles served in different flavoured soups with an array of toppings. Ramen is a very popular noodle dish in Japan and has become an international symbol of Japanese cuisine. The history of ram..

26 May

Fushigi – I wonder – Mihono Imai

I will introduce my favourite poet from Senzaki in Yamaguchi. Her name is Misuzu Kaneko and she wrote over 500 poems in her short life from 1903 to 1930. Senzaki is a fishing village, relying particularly on catches of Japanese sard..

11 May

Japanese Technological Dunnies – Kisai Furukawa

The humble toilet is something we all use - every day of every week of every year. It goes by many names, including the loo, the dunny, the crapper and that’s just the polite ones!! In my opinion, Japanese toilets have got to b..

04 May

Fortune-telling by blood type! – Ayano Kaji

Do you know your blood type? Just as fortune-telling such as horoscope or palmistry (palm reading), ‘fortune-telling by blood type’ has also become popular in Japan. I can say 99.9% of Japanese people know their blood type and ..

24 Mar

Three types of beers in Japan?! – Phillip Anderson

This summer we had a continues stream of hot weather. There is nothing better than an icy cold beer on a hot day!! ビール (Beer) is also very popular alcoholic drink in Japan. According to research in 2014, beer consumption in..

06 Mar

Trip to Japan – Angie Wszola

Hi minna! My name is Angie and I have been studying at iJapanese now for around 12 months. I am currently completing my Bachelor of Health Sciences in Nutritional Medicine and I also work in after-hours recruitment which has me kee..

22 Feb

Mushi Tori – Insect Catching – Noriko Yasutsune

Last year, it was a huge boom of Pokémon GO. Were you hooked on Pokemon Go… Caught a lot of Pokemons or Bumped in a poll or tree? Did you ever collect the old school Pokémon cards when you were young, what was it you did out..

06 Feb

Japanese Name – How do they name their children?–Yumiko Aiba

In any country, a name may be one of the important elements of your personality. A name not only represents your identification, but sometimes affects the impression of your character. In Japan, too. Moreover, giving a name in Japan..

23 Jan

What year is this? It’s 29. It’s 2017 isn’t it? it? – Noriko Yasutsune

When you ask Japanese people what year it is, they will say 29. In Japan, they use their traditional dating system and this year is "Heisei 29nen". (平成29年: ‘nen’ means ‘year’) The era name system was a common tradi..