Practice Reading Japanese: Hiragana Times

Read online or subscribe by email to stories about Japanese culture written in kanji, hiragana, and English text with Japanese audio. Some of the stories are quite interesting and contain facts not very well covered in English, such as this one about Kido Shunzo and Kyugun I reported earlier.

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Why Excessive Manga Reading is Bad for You

Resembling some classic gaffes by U.S. President George W. Bush, Aso has recently been failing during speeches to correctly pronounce certain words, many of them commonly used in daily Japanese. The words are written in kanji in his scripts. Continue reading “Why Excessive Manga Reading is Bad for You”