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Tanabata Festival, Japan Foundation, Toronto – July 7, 2012

Posted July 9th, 2012 by Kimberly in Japanese Culture No Comments »

In Japan, there is a summer festival that is celebrated by all Japanese nationalists every year on July 7th. It's called "Tanabata/七夕" which means "evening of the seventh." This "star festival" originated from the Chinese Qixi Festival and celebrates the yearly reunion between ...

Spring 2012 Anime Review: Lupin the Third, Fujiko Mine

Posted June 1st, 2012 by Enrico in Japanese Culture No Comments »

This is the fourth and last post in our four-part mini-series about anime airing this season in Japan. Check out last week's post about Kids on the Slope. Lupin III is a name that I think many old-time anime fans will ...

Spring 2012 Anime Review: Kids on the Slope (坂道のアポロン)

Posted May 25th, 2012 by Enrico in Japanese Culture 2 Comments »

This is the third post in our mini-series about the anime series currently being broadcast in Japan Last week, I wrote about the incredibly odd high school love story, Mysterious Girlfriend X. If you were hoping for something with a bit ...

Spring 2012 Anime Review: Mysterious Girlfriend X (謎の彼女X)

Posted May 20th, 2012 by Enrico in Japanese Culture 1 Comment »

This is the second post in our mini-series about the anime series currently being broadcast in Japan. Last week I wrote about Hyouka, a slice-of-life mystery series from the same studio that worked on The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Staying with ...

Spring 2012 Anime Review: Hyouka (氷菓)

Posted May 11th, 2012 by Enrico in Japanese Culture 17 Comments »

Spring 2012 has been, in my humble opinion, an excellent season for anime. It wasn't too long ago that I'd lost faith as an anime fan because the quality of the shows being broadcast just wasn't as great as it ...

Finding Anime Online

Posted February 10th, 2012 by Enrico in Japanese Culture No Comments »

We've written before that it is best to study Japanese through things you like. Perhaps one of those things is Japanese animation. This week, we go over a few of our favorite sources for anime on the Internet. To clarify, ...

Concert for Japan – Relief/Benefit Concert in Toronto

Posted August 19th, 2011 by Kimberly in Japanese Culture No Comments »

As you know, the earthquake and tsunami that struck the North-Eastern side of Japan has left the area with devastating damages worth more than $180 billion dollars U.S. From September 3 to September 4, there will be a two day benefit/relief ...

Links to Find A Japanese Pen Pal!

Posted July 22nd, 2011 by Kimberly in Japanese Culture, Learning Japanese 2 Comments »

Today, I wanted to share some great sites where you can search for a Japanese language exchange partner. I have personally used these sites to find Japanese people seeking to learn English. I highly recommend finding a Japanese language exchange partner to ...

Create Your Own Language Exchange Club

Posted July 15th, 2011 by Kimberly in Japanese Culture 4 Comments »

Mina-san, konnichi wa! Ogenki desu ka? Today, we talk about how to create your own Japanese language exchange club. I was inspired to write today’s blog post from many of those that do not have a language exchange club nearby to go ...

Japanese Film Screenings in KW – Nov. 21, 2010

Posted November 17th, 2010 by Enrico in Japanese Culture 2 Comments »

Apparently my other blog has gotten quite a bit of recognition. I got an e-mail this morning from a Mr. Nobi Nakamura addressing me and Live & Code and asking us to spread the word about free Japanese film screenings ...