Shinsuke Sato to Direct Inuyashiki Live Action Movie

Inuyashiki, one of this season’s best anime is about to go super big. Shinsuke Sato, the director of Gantz movies will be directing Inuyashiki’s live-action movie. It is rumoured to be released next year. Are you excited? The poster will be displayed at Shinjuku Station starting November 22rd. Watch the video here. Read what I…

The Correct Way To Start A Japanese Interview

BY MATTHEW COSLETT Having an interview in Japan can be really stressful. The interviewee not only has to undergo the selection process in a foreign language, but also has to deal with the Japanese attitude towards work and the required formalities. So important is the correct protocol at all stages that it is possible to…

簡単過ぎる?

When too much is not enough, just dial up the ‘sugiru’ BY PETER BACKHAUS Too big to fail, too drunk to care, too good to be true. When something is in excess, English commonly uses the adverb “too” to express such states of affairs. Japanese can do similar things with the verb sugiru(過ぎる, to pass…

うらやましい

Let your green-eyed monster loose with ‘urayamashii’ BY AKEMI TANAHASHI AND HITOMI TASHIRO Hē, ii-nā. Urayamashii. (Oh, that’s great. I’m jealous!) Situation 1: Mr. Mita and his colleague Mr. Sere are chatting about their client. 三田: CT社のラジャさん、3週間休暇を取って、ヨーロッパに旅行に行くんだって。 セレ: へえ、いいなあ。うらやましい。うちの会社もそれぐらい休めるといいのに。 Mita: CT-sha-no Raja-san, sanshūkan kyūka-o totte, Yōroppa-ni ryokō-ni iku-n-datte. Sere: Hē, ii-nā. Urayamashii. Uchi-no kaisha-mo sore-gurai…

JLPT N3 ガンバレ

I will be facing JLPT exam for N3 tomorrow. To be honest, I feel sorta unprepared since I was so lazy recently. I need to study kanji more. I didn’t study much for N5 nor N4 so, I feel even more unprepared. Anyhow, I have to find a way to study. Here are the list…

COMIKET 2014 – Tokyo Big Sight

  I went to Tokyo Big Sight for Comiket on August 16th and 17th. Queuing before I can enter Tokyo Big Sight and you know what, it’s freaking hot! Aaaaaaa… Sunburn… That’s it! Tokyo Big Sight! Hello! COMIKET! It’s VERY crowded… The heat and it’s getting harder to breath inside. Coca Cola! I saw MEGAMAN!…