Living in Japan is like childhood once again: you need to learn how to write your name in the Japanese alphabet, your address, the names of your company/school etc. There are a lot of returning to childhood moments that I’ve enjoyed in Japan. I’d like to share them with you. Oh my god, she can speak! That is the first reaction towards my humble request to take a picture for me in Japanese. And, yes, the Japanese people say it out loud. And they look really surprised. You’re such a clever girl, you know how to spell your name and address I’m old enough to spell different things! Yet I […]


More and more English translations have appeared in the present-day Japan . These translations make my life a lot easier. But there is one thing bothering me. As a foreigner in Japan you can’t help notice that an English translation is sometimes longer than the Japanese phrase. I’ll give you an example. Here is an instruction for worshiping one Japanese god in the temple. View this post on Instagram See, the Japanese phrase is longer for some reason and an English phrase is very short. #mylifeinjapan #japanese #languagelearning #translation #instablogger #gaijinworld Annaさん(@thetalesofagaijin)がシェアした投稿 – 2018年12月月21日午前4時00分PST See what I mean? The Japanese phrase is longer for some reason which makes you doubt […]