Learning Japanese on YouTube: ToKini Andy

ときにあんでぃ (ToKini Andy) live streams detailed Japanese grammar videos based on the Genki and Quartet textbook series. Highly recommended if you are interested in self-studying or having refresher sessions of Genki.

Here is the direct link to his videos based …

The EPIC Program (Teaching English in Korea)

EPIK (English Program in Korea) was established in 1995 and is affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Education. Since its inception, EPIK has had the goals of improving the English-speaking abilities of Korean students and teachers, developing cultural exchange between …

Borrowed vocabulary (外来語) in Japan

The Japan Times has published an article about 外来語 (gairaigo or borrowed vocabulary from another language). How many of them do you know?

  1. アーカイブ (ākaibu, archive)
  2. アウトソーシング (autosōshing, outsourcing)
  3. アパート (apāto, apartment)
  4. アルバイト (arubaito, part-time job, German)
  5. アンケート (ankēto, survey,

A momentum in the LBGTQ rights in Japan

The contemporary Japan struggles with the lack of innovations and with the shackles of traditionalism, but one of the few areas of social changes appears in the LGBTQ community. Quote: “For all the LDP’s backwardness [in politics], [public] attitudes have …