June 23, 2008

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    Italian soldiers fear Samurai Granny

    This is one granny you don’t want to mess with, and Italian soldiers know it first hand. The Italian military has just hired 77 year old Keiko Wakabayshi, who bears the nickname “Samurai Granny”, to train recruits in hand to hand combat. Wakabayshi-san is trained in the disciplines of jujitsu, jojitso, kenjitso, judo, kendo, and […] More

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    Is Japanese hard to learn?

    With Japanese basically being the sole languages of Japan, how hard is it to really learn Japanese? That’s a question that I believe everyone interested in learning Japanese has wondered at one time or another. The Japan Times has tried to tackle that very broad question. Japan Times writes, Contrary to popular belief, linguists agree […] More

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    Akihabara Cafe: Miko-san Cafe

    The Japanese tradition of Miko-san or shrine maiden, goes back thousands of years. They are the female attendants of Shinto shrines. Their duty is to assist the priests in ceremonies and weddings, and to perform ordinary shrine functions. However, in Akihabara, the Miko-san also have a new duty. To perform popular JPop songs, while serving […] More