Category Archive: Japanese Words of the Week

Each week we'll highlight new Japanese words, their meanings, their uses and cultural implications.

Aug 03

New Japanese word of the week posted

Ooops….cart before the horse!  Should have put this in before I posted my JWW…oh, well.  I hope you enjoyed reading it.

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Aug 03

Juku….Japanese Word of the Week

  Juku is Japanese for cram school.  Juku are special private schools that offer lessons conducted after regular school hours and on weekends.

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Jul 26

Cha…all about tea

 Japanese tea, not unlike rice, is a staple that every man, woman, and child in Japan simply cannot do without. It has its own terminology. It has its very own ceremony.  A tea master studies years to perfect the craft.  Young girls are taught how to conduct tea ceremony as part of preparation for marriage.  …

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Jul 20

….continued “Rebecca-sensei’s Easter Party”

  Theme parties are big in Japan. My juku teachers asked if I could do an Easter party. They were especially interested in egg painting. Since egg dyeing kits aren’t available in Japan, the teachers used their own resources and created beautifully colored eggs from nature using wild berries, certain flowers, and other concoctions to …

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