The renowned Japanese author, Haruki Murakami, recently had an open talk session at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The event was held to commemorate the release of the English translation this month of his novel, “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage.”
Learn about Catching Goldfish (Kingyo Sukui), which is a popular activity at summer festivals in Japan.
Learn from a column about working mothers in Japan and France from "Yoroku" by Mainichi Shinbun.
When I go back to Japan, I always enjoy special foods that I haven't had in a while, but this time the best food that I tasted was the very basic dish of soumen (thin wheat flour noodles).
Stories are a fun resource to help learn a language. I will introduce the story, "Esugata Nyoubou".
Relatives of those who perished in a Japan Airlines plane crash that left 520 people dead hiked to the Osutaka Ridge in the Gunma Prefecture village of Ueno on Aug. 12 bearing flowers to mark the 29th anniversary of the tragedy.
Barley Tea (Mugicha) is often served cold and is a refreshing summer drink in Japan.
Learn from a column about gender equality (danjo byoudou) from "Tensei Jingo" by Asahi Shinbun.
Japanese summer is hot and humid. Let's look at the symbols for the hot Japanese summer.
"Edge of Tomorrow," which stars Tom Cruise is based on the novel "All You Need Is Kill" by award-winning author Hiroshi Sakurazaka. How did he look at the film "All You Need Is Kill"?