君(きみ)の名(な)は Your name

This is quite a shocking story for me. “Your name” is an extremely popular recent Japanese anime film. It is showing in cinemas not only in Japan but also in Australia. The other day I went to see this and I was impressed by the fine art. It has been ages since I...

カタカナ語 Katakana words

Japanese use three types of writing systems. Katakana is one of those and is generally used for imported words from foreign languages, such as kōhī for coffee, kēki for cakes and bīru for beer. They are not always from English, for example, pan from French, arubaito...