How to Watch Studio Ghibli Films on Netflix from Anywhere in the World

Any diehard anime fan will have surely heard of the great Hayao Miyazaki and the acclaimed Studio Ghibli. From Totoro and Spirited Away to Princess Mononoke and Whisper of the Heart, Miyazaki and Ghibli helped make anime mainstream all over the world. With timeless tales of fantasy, war, romance, and coming-of-age stories, there is a … Continue reading How to Watch Studio Ghibli Films on Netflix from Anywhere in the World

What are Weddings and Anniversaries Like in Japan? – A Brief Overview

Japanese culture is unique in many ways. However, it is true that Western influences have impacted traditional celebrations to merge with some old traditions. If you are invited to a Japanese wedding in a wedding chapel, there will be elements that will be familiar to the west. Gift-giving is seen as an act of appreciation, … Continue reading What are Weddings and Anniversaries Like in Japan? – A Brief Overview

Radwimps Releases Album Honoring Victims of 2011 Tohoku Earthquake

While listening to my work playlist today, I noticed a new Radwimps song in my recommendations. It was released on March 10th, 10 years after The Great Tohoku Earthquake that took countless lives. The song is called あいたい (aitai) which means I want to see you or I miss you in Japanese. It's simple but beautiful. I recommend you listen … Continue reading Radwimps Releases Album Honoring Victims of 2011 Tohoku Earthquake

The Difference Between “wa” and “ga” in Japanese

The video below from my teacher's Youtube channel explains the difference between the Japanese particles は (wa) and が (ga) in under 4 minutes! Last year, my Japanese teacher in Tokyo named Kaori-sensei decided to start her own Youtube channel. Her channel is called メキメキ日本語 (meki meki nihongo), which loosely translated (poorly translated by me) means … Continue reading The Difference Between “wa” and “ga” in Japanese