Unseen Japan

The Japan You Don't Learn About in Anime.

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Why Does Japan Struggle With English?

Essay   By Krys Suzuki  ·  October 31, 2018 • Tagged with language, English, Japanese, society, culture, communication, education

A city park employee managed to lose a quarter million dollars because he couldn't speak English. Krys Suzuki, a former English teacher in Japan, says that's not uncommon, and discusses why Japan still struggles with the language.

A diagram of the different cuts of the horse from Rocky, a horse specialty restaurant a short walk from Shibuya Station in Tokyo.

Looks Like Chicken: My First Time (Accidentally) Eating Horse in Japan

Essay   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  October 01, 2018 • Tagged with essay, food, drink, japanese

The first time I ate raw horse in Tokyo, it was all a big linguistic misunderstanding.