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An Earthquake Again              また地震

There was a big earthquake in eastern part of Japan two days ago. 昨日、関東地方でまた大きな地震があった。 When I was watching TV news, the earthquake wa...
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Dec 30, 2016 10:50
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KFC on Christmas Day?           ケンタッキーフライドチキンをクリスマスに?

Non-Japanese must feel odd to see Japanese people making a long line in front of bakery stores, and KFC on Christmas Eve, and Christmas D...
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Dec 26, 2016 21:50
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Akihabara                    秋葉原

Since I lived in Holland, I have some Euro. オランダに住んでいたので、ユーロをいくらか持ってる。 Japanese yen is weaker compared to Euro, so I decided to excha...
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Dec 23, 2016 18:44
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A Good Move     賢明な策

There were no online English lessons during Chritmas Eve, and Christmas Day, but the company has started providing students substitute le...
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Dec 20, 2016 10:42
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Bright Students

I worked part time at an information desk in an exhibition, which was held by one of the prestigious universities in Japan. 展示会でパートで受付で働...
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Dec 19, 2016 14:14
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Year End Parties         忘年会

Year-end parties are in full swing in Japan. 忘年会が真っ盛りだ When I was young, my friends and I competed with eath other how many parties w...
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Dec 17, 2016 10:51
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Samurai Spirit            武士道

I went to an event which commemorates a historical incident happened more than 300 years ago. 300年以上前に起こった歴史的な出来事を記念するイベントに行った。 The i...
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Dec 12, 2016 17:15
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Taxes     税金

I rented out my apartment in Japan while I was in Holland. オランダにいる時、日本にあるマンションを貸していた。 The rent was used for the monthly payment of m...
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Dec 9, 2016 10:49
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IKEA in Japan 日本のイケア

My husband and I went on shopping to buy household goods on the weekend. 夫と私は週末に家庭用品を買いに行った。 IKEA is thirty minutes from our apartmen...
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Dec 5, 2016 21:04
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No Landline           固定電話なし

My husband mistook my mobile phone for his, and took mine to his office, but he realized that he had his in his bag. 夫が私の電話を自分のだと思って、会社に...
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Dec 2, 2016 10:52
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Public Bathrooms in Japan 日本の公共トイレ

One of my Lang-8 friends wrote that public bathrooms in Japan are cleaner than that of the UK. 友人が日本の公衆トイレはイギリスより綺麗だと書いていた。 However, ...
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Dec 1, 2016 21:32