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Word of the Week: 昔々

Word of the Week: 昔々

It’s time for Word of the Week again! Last time we looked at a Japanese word or phrase beginning with ‘mi’ (み), focussing on みそ (miso), not the soup, but looking at the other ways in which the word is used. This week I’m looking for a word or phrase beginning with ‘mu’ (む). A big thank you for … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: M is for…

The obvious choice for M in my A-Z of Japan would be matcha (抹茶), but I talk about the all the time.  Another far too obvious topic would be manga (漫画) but, as I’ve often said, I’m really not into it enough to be able to write at length. Anyway, where would you begin with such a … Continue reading