A couple of years ago I found myself in a basement bar in Yoyogi, a central precinct of Tokyo, drinking cold Sapporo beers with big foamy heads while the salarymen next to me raised their glasses to a TV displaying a fuzzy, obviously bootlegged video of an old Bob Dylan concert. The name of the bar, My Back Pages, is the title of a Dylan song. The American presence in Japan now extends far beyond the fast-food franchises, chain stores and pop-culture offerings that are ubiquitous the world over. It has also made the exchange of Americana a two-way street: Earlier this year, Osaka-based Suntory, a Japanese conglomerate best known for its whiskey holdings, announced that it was buying Beam Inc.
Ten Favorite Japanese Expressions - dummies
Aside from small differences, the same would hold true for Internet Explorer and Google Chrome:. Once that is done, the same text should render much more clearly as seen below:. If you are running Windows XP, first download the current version of Meiryo directly from Microsoft and install it on your computer. Just click OK to continue. If you are running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 you can skip this step since you already have Meiryo on your computer.
5 Surprising Benefits of Learning Japanese
Asian girls are great. However, some Asian girls are better than other. Out of all Asian women, Chinese girls are a much better choice for a foreigner than, say, the Japanese.
Your language skills are linked together in a chain, and a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. If your listening and speaking skills are weak, the rest of your Japanese language abilities will suffer. I can tell you from my own experience: Once you get yourself out of your Japanese listening rut, your time spent learning Japanese will never be the same.