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Monthly Archives: 6 月 2008


A tsunami (pronounced /(t)suːˈnɑːmi/) is a series of waves created when a body of water, such as an ocean, is rapidly displaced. Earthquakes, mass movements above or below water, some volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions, landslides, underwater earthquakes, large asteroid impacts and testing with nuclear weapons at sea all have the potential to generate [...]


Yakuza (ヤクザ or やくざ , Yakuza), also known as gokudō (極道, gokudō), are members of traditional organized crime groups in Japan, and also known as the “violence group”. Today, the Yakuza are one of the largest crime organizations in the world. In Japan, there are some 1,300,000 known members of Yakuza. In Japanese legal terminology, [...]


Sumo (相撲, sumō) is a competitive contact sport where two wrestlers (rikishi) attempt to force one another out of a circular ring (dohyo) or to touch the ground with anything other than the soles of the feet. The sport originated in Japan, the only country where it is practiced professionally.

Quotation from “Sumo” Wikipedia


Words it points at movement to express joy and celebration with the banzai (banzai, ばんぜい), and to say. I grow both arms for the upper part while uttering the word of “the banzai” when I express movement. In addition, I emphasize it more, and there is it when it is said “banbanzai” (ばんばんざい).

Quotation from [...]


Sukiyaki (Japanese: 鋤焼 or more commonly すき焼き; スキヤキ) is a Japanese dish in the nabemono (Japanese steamboat) style.

It consists of meat (usually thinly sliced beef), or a vegetarian version made only with firm tofu, slowly cooked or simmered at the table, alongside vegetables and other ingredients, in a shallow iron pot in a mixture of [...]


Otaku (おたく or オタク, Otaku) is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime and manga.

Otaku is derived from a Japanese term for another’s house or family (お宅, 御宅 otaku) that is also used as an honorific second-person pronoun. The modern slang form, which is distinguished from the older usage by [...]

Fujisan / Fujiyama

Mount Fuji(富士山, Fuji-san, IPA: [ɸɯʥisaɴ]) is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 m (12,388 ft). A dormant volcano[2] that last erupted in 1707-08, it straddles the boundary of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures just west of Tokyo, from which it can be seen on a clear day. It is located near the Pacific coast of [...]


Karaoke (カラオケ, Karaoke from China kara(空), “empty,” and ōkesutora, “orchestra”) (pronounced /kɑːrɑːˌoʊkɛ/; in Japanese IPA: [karaoke]; listen (help·info)) is a form of entertainment in which amateur singers sing along with recorded music using a microphone and public address system. The music is typically a well-known pop song in which the voice of the original singer [...]


This article is about the comics created in Japan. For other uses, see Manga (disambiguation).

(in kanji 漫画; in hiragana まんが; in katakana マンガ, Manga) listen (help·info) is the Japanese word for comics (sometimes called komikku コミック) and print cartoons. In their modern form, manga date from shortly after World War II[4] but have a long, [...]


Geisha (芸者, Geisha) or Geiko (芸妓, Geiko) are traditional, female Japanese entertainers, whose skills include performing various Japanese arts, such as classical music and dance. Contrary to popular belief, geisha are not prostitutes.

“Geisha,” pronounced /ˈgeɪʃә/ in English, is a proper noun. Like all Japanese nouns, there are no distinct singular or plural variants of the [...]