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Q. I was told "fu" was pronounced as "hu," even for the words like Mount Fuji (Fuji-san). Is it true?

A. There are some Japanese words used as English words today, such as "Mt. Fuji," "tofu" or "futon". However, the Japanese "f" is slightly different from the English "f". The Japanese don't bite their lips when pronouncing it. It is more like blowing out a candle with your voice.

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