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A Japanese Sweet, "Taiyaki" 和菓子、たい焼き

I stopped by a famous Japanese sweet shop after work. 仕事の後に、有名な和菓子屋に寄った。 The shop sells "Taiyaki", a fish-shaped pancake wi...
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Apr 29, 2018 18:07
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Putting off Entries 投稿を先延ばしにする

I came to this site for the first time in maybe five days. 5日ぶりにこのサイトに来た。 I knew I should post somehing, but I put it off because I&#...
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Apr 28, 2018 14:53
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I Will Survive 負けないぞ

As I had anticipated, I didn't pass a job interview, because today was the day when I was supposed to be informed if I was employed. ...
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Apr 23, 2018 21:13
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Sexual Harassement Caused by a Bureaucrat 官僚のセクハラ

A Japanese bureaucrat was forced to resign because he was accused of sexal harassement to a female reporter. ある日本人の官僚が女性記者にセクハラをしたと告訴されて...
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Apr 20, 2018 22:00
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I will Have a Final Interview 最終面接を受ける

I will have a job interview tomorrow. 明日仕事の面接を受ける。 I found the job on the staffing agency's webside. 派遣会社のホームページで見つけた。 First ...
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Apr 17, 2018 15:39
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The Drama, "Game of Throne" ドラマ「ゲームオブスローン」

I've belately become a fan of the drama. 遅まきながら、ドラマのファンになった。 When I'm watching it through a subscription video service, I fee...
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Apr 16, 2018 20:42
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Satisfaction that Can't Buy By Money お金で買えない満足感

I helped foreign tourists yesterday. 昨日、外国人観光客のお手伝いをした。 On a railway station platform, I saw an elderly couple pacing back and forwar...
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Apr 14, 2018 21:41
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Feel Indebted 恩を感じる

The above feeling might not be common in Westerners, but Japanese people often use expression related to "be indebted". 上記の感情は...
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Apr 13, 2018 17:22
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Back Pain 腰痛

He strained his back again. 夫がまた腰を痛めた。 He has had a chronic back pain since he gained weight. 体重が増えてから慢性的な腰の痛みがある。 Some postures ...
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Apr 10, 2018 11:59
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Marriages-Past and Present Part 2 結婚の今と昔 その2

Why couples tend to get married later in life? なぜカップルは晩婚になりがちなのか? One of the reasons is most Japanese women have a job, so they have ...
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Apr 9, 2018 09:36
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Marriages-Past and Now Part 1 結婚の今と昔 その1

My father and mother got married through a matchmaking more than fifty years ago. 父と母は50年以上前にお見合いで結婚した。 At that time, arranged-marria...
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Apr 7, 2018 21:53
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Being Called by First Name 名前で呼ばれること

In general, we call each other by first name in Japan. 一般的に、日本では苗字で呼び合う。 However, when I was in Holland, people call me by first name...
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Apr 5, 2018 11:09
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Free-range Chicken 放し飼いの鳥

I met a person who only eats free-range chicken. 放し飼いの鳥しか食べない人に会った。 She opposed a way of raising chicken that are crammed in a small ...
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Apr 4, 2018 10:33
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Look Like or Be Like? look likeかbe likeか?

I am confused with the usage of "look like" and "be like". look likeとbe likeの使い方で混乱している。 I look like my mother, b...
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Apr 3, 2018 11:10
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New Fiscal Year 新年度

In Japan, new fiscal year begins in April. 日本では、4月に新年度が始まる。 In accordance with it, ceremoneis take place at schools or companies for ...
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Apr 1, 2018 13:47