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How to Find Big Shoes in Osaka

If you are looking for large shoes in Osaka, you might want to check out Otto, a shoe shop located in Tenma, Osaka that caters for the more gaijin sized foot. I was originally introduced to this shop by good friend Beb. This shoe shop is famous amongst locals as there is a sign that […]

Samurai Swords

On a trip to Kyoto, Waka sensei, my friend Naho and I stumbled on a shop that stocks swords and samurai armor called Tozando. It was a treasure trove that the makers of Kill Bill would be proud of. In fact, the craftsmen who made the armor stocked in the shop also made the armor […]

Japanese Proverbs 01

  Download the picture (full res 1024X768) Here is the famous saying “猿も木から落ちる” – Saru mo ki kara ochiru This literally means, even monkeys fall from trees. In other words, nobody’s perfect.  

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Learn Japanese Pod Show 109

Welcome to Learn Japanese Pod Show #109. In this show, Asuka and Alex show you how to use the word なるべく – Narubeku. This roughly translates as ” as much as you can” or “if possible”. Check out the podcast to hear how it is used in natural everyday Japanese conversation. [audio:http://learnjapanesepod.com/wp-content/uploads/ljp1091.mp3] To hear some […]