Hi Everyone. Today’s topic is immigration. I think everyone is interested in this topic. What do you have the image of immigration to Japan? How many people do immigrate to Japan in a year? Where do people move into Japan from? Why did they come to settle in Japan? What are they doing for their [...]
Hi All! This topic is art.Art is not a part of my life. I have not learned Japanese art in school. So I just know a few of the Japanese arts. But I want to tell you that Japanese arts are interesting and beautiful. I am telling you about Japanese traditional art like Ukiyoe, Karesansui and [...]
How do you become friends with a stranger? How do you make a good strong connection with your friends? What do you do with your friends? Do you usually argue with friends, or not? What do you talk about with your friends? I think you already realized this week’s topic: it’s friendship.
What kind of music do you like? What kind of music do you usually listen to? Maybe some of you reading my entry are listening to your favorite music right now!
As you can guess, this week’s topic is music.
What is your image of Japanese music?
Education is a topic that influences the future of each country.
I would like to talk about the current educational system of Japan, major differences between Japanese schools and American schools and the current problems in education.
Hello everyone! How are you doing?
I think this topic is interesting for most women. This topic is weddings.
I’ll talk about preparation before the wedding and Japanese wedding ceremonies in the past and today.
Hi all! How are you doing?
This topic is Remembrance: How do you think of the dead?
I would like to talk about traditional Japanese rites and holidays that take place to honor the memory of deceased relatives and ancestors.
Hello everyone! My name is Rie Maeda. I am the Japanese language assistant. My hometown is Ibaraki, which is close to Tokyo, about 40 minutes away by train.
I have been working at Willamette University as the Japanese Language Assistant for two years. I like this beautiful University a lot. I met many people and have a lot of precious memories here. My meaning of beautiful is including every one of those things.
Japanese Fashion… There are many kinds of fashion in Japan just as in other countries. Many people are interested in Fashion with own sense. The trend in clothes is changing quickly. So it is difficult to catch up on time.
What kind of Japanese food do you like best? I like almost all Japanese foods. But it is hard to tell you all Japanese foods here.
Can you guess what is salty and tasty Japanese food?
It is UME(Japanese plum). I am going to talk about UME (Japanese plum) for this time.
I had a great winter time here in the US. Usually we don’t celebrate Christmas as big as the US does in Japan. We tend to celebrate New Year’s Day bigger than Christmas. We do decorate Christmas trees and light some places up. But after Christmas day, we clean them up and start preparing for [...]
The first thing that comes readily to mind when I think of Japan is its seasons. There are many countries that have 4 seasons. But I think that Japan is a country in which more people recognize and live daily life in accordance with the seasons. I would like to tell you about events that [...]