International Questions and Answers #3 ~Unusual Table Manners

Hello, and welcome to the third part of international questions! Here people from eight different cultures answer one question each week. You’re in for an interesting post! Enjoy!  Question 3: What is a significant/interesting table manner in your country?  Me (Japan): I already explained this in my post on “3 Differences” between American and Japanese… Read More International Questions and Answers #3 ~Unusual Table Manners

The Bible Told Through Kanji

Pop Quiz! How many kinds of kanji (Chinese characters) do you think exist? The answer is ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… over 50,000! Not one person, either Japanese or Chinese knows all of them, but there are actually that many. The reason is that they were made over the course of two thousand years! If you’ve read my post… Read More The Bible Told Through Kanji

Japanese Words that Americans Use in Everyday Life

Today I’d like to share with you a few Japanese words that I hear a lot even in America. Join me on a journey to figure out their meanings by decoding the Japanese words! Number One: Emoji “絵” (E) means “picture”, and “文字” (moji) means “words”. So literally, this compound word means “picture words”, showing… Read More Japanese Words that Americans Use in Everyday Life