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Basic Japanese Grammar: Making Comparisons (の方が・より・ほど)

easy way. It’s formatted just like our online learning system: : we’ll go through the grammar point, then have a few role playing scenarios for you to get yourself accustomed to the new grammar language, and end it off with a recap of all the new vocab words we used.

Japanese Cinema Finally Goes To The Oscars

This year is the 94th year of the awards, and finally a Japanese movie, Drive My Car, has been nominated in the Best Picture category. The academy is also taking the movie seriously enough to have also nominated it for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best International Feature Film.

The 3 Parts of the Japanese Railway System

One of the most impressive things about Japan is its transport systems. If you see yourself coming to Japan pretty soon, whether it’s next month or next year, then be prepared to be on Japanese trains for more than half the time!

Basic Japanese Grammar: The Conditional ”If” (と・ば・たら・なら)

One of the most important grammar in any language is the conditional form. In our Season 3 Episode 13 of the Nihongo Master Podcast, we looked at how to express the conditional form “if” in Japanese.

Japanese Funeral Etiquette

Funerals in any culture are solemn occasions, and especially so in Japan. Japanese people have a set of practices to follow to give the dearly departed a proper sendoff. Unlike most other occasions in Japanese culture which follow Shinto traditions, Japanese funerals follow Buddhist customs. 

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Japanese Funeral Etiquette

Japanese Funeral Etiquette

Funerals in any culture are solemn occasions, and especially so in Japan. Japanese people have a set of practices to follow to give the dearly departed a proper sendoff. Unlike most other occasions in Japanese culture which follow Shinto traditions, Japanese funerals follow Buddhist customs. 

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Azra

Azra

Blog Author & Podcast Host

Freelancer and entrepreneur Azra Syakirah takes charge of the creative content for Nihongo Master’s blog and podcast, which she also hosts. While born and bred in Singapore, she has been living in Japan since 2018.

Usually tucked away in a cafe anywhere she goes, this experimental and versatile language enthusiast seeks to put her passion for linguistics and hunger for creativity into practice.