Japanese Language and Culture

Japanese Culture for Children– fun facts, food, music, language, Nihongo 日本: Japanese Culture interesting Facts

Food Unlike most other countries, Japanese food must be beautifully displayed as well as tasty so Japanese cooks take great care in arranging food on the table. Rice, the primary dish, is prepared in many different ways. The Japanese eat rice cakes, rice crackers, and mix rice in various dishes with red beans, fish, and …

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Japanese Culture 101 Oyaji Gyagu (Old Man’s Joke) a.k.a. Dajare 親父ギャグ だじゃれ

Oyaji Gyagu means Old man’s joke. It is a pun type of joke that involves playing with words which most of the time is about using similar sounding words with different meanings. Dajare can be any type of verbal joke not necessarily oyaji gyagu (substitution of a Japanese word with another similar sounding word but …

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Japanese Names and Names in Japanese : The way Names are Written Read In Japan

1- Like many collectivistic cultures and Asian countries, In Japan, family names come first before the given name. 2- Usually there are no middle names in Japanese 3- When witing in latin alphabet (Romaji) the Japanese write given name first. 4- Most Japanese last names are derived from nature such as river (kawa), mountain (moto), …

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