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27 Dec 2003
Post Japanese-related YouTube links here

Here is the latest video from Life Where I'm From on the restrictive dress codes for girls in Japanese schools and work-places.

(I like the translation of dasai as "unsophisticated".)

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This is for people who want to go to Japan to learn Japanese. Here is a YouTube webpage that advertises a number of Japanese languages schools around Japan. There are also student testimonial videos for some of the schools. Has anyone studied at any of these schools? (There are also a few videos about homestay in Japan.)

Here are the schools listed on the webpage:

Communica Institute
Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute
ALA Academy of Language Arts
Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute
Tokyo Galaxy Japanese Language School
ARC Academy
Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute
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Communica Institute
Hokkaido Japanese Language Academy
ISI Japanese Language School
Nihon Online Japanese Courses
Akamonkai Japanese Beginner Online Course
Communica Kansai-ben course
ALA Academy of Language Arts
Intercultural Institute of Japan
Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin
Tokyo Galaxy Japanese Language School
Felix ISI & Nihon Kogakuin (in Swedish)
Portuguese Denise
KAI Japanese Language School
Akamonkai Japanese Language School
Nihon Kogakuin College
ISI Japanese Language School
March 3rd is the Doll's Festival.

Japanese Holidays - Doll Festival - 日本の祝日を学ぼう - 雛祭り

March 3rd Is Hina Matsuri & Girls' Day In Japan!

Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival) ひな祭り「おひなさまめぐり in 二見」三重県伊勢市

It's a festival for girls, so boys can't participate.
....Is this festival sexist?:LOL:

Japanese Words and Expressions for Everyday Life
Tokyo is known for its futuristic urban landscape, as a clean and modern city, but it is also, increasingly, a "green" city. Over the years, Tokyo has embraced various initiatives to build rooftop gardens, vertical gardens, green oases, new public parks whilst maintaining the vibrancy of its beloved old parks. The episode will convey the love of Tokyoites for their green spaces and the role they have played throughout the years.


A 360° video
Zenkoku-ji Temple
This is the Temple of Zenkoku-ji. Zenkoku-ji Temple was created by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun, in 1595. In 1792, along with nine shops before the gate s, it was moved from Chiyoda-ku to its present home and became the center of the town in Kagurazaka and flourished. Let's talk about access, the temple is a 6 min. Walk from JR/Tokyo Iidabashi Metro Station or Ushigome Toei Oedo Line-Kagurazaka Station.

Kagurazaka is a stylish shopping and dining district near Iidabashi Station along a sloping street in Tokyo. Kagurazaka was situated just outside the outer moat of Edo Castle during the Edo Period and gained notoriety as an entertainment district with many geisha houses and restaurants. To date, some of the geisha houses still survive in the narrow alleys of the district.

Iidabashi Station is a major railway interchange station that crosses the Chiyoda, Shinjuku and Bunkyō wards of Tokyo. While at a slightly different site, the terminus of the then Kōbu Railway, the predecessor to today's Chūō Line, was originally constructed as Iidamachi Station. Architect Makoto Sei Watanabe planned the extension to the station in 2000.

Daijingu, maybe you should start your search at this major urban shrine if you are looking to find love. Tokyo Daijingu, one of Tokyo's top five shrines, is dedicated to all things related to relationships and love. The first shrine to hold a wedding ceremony was Tokyo Daijingu Shrine back in 1900, and since then it has been known as the place to pray for finding a partner or ensuring a happy relationship. You can Get There via JR Chuo Line JR Sobu Line West Exit 5 minutes on foot from Iidabashi Station.
Here is a video with a fascinating aspect of Mt. Fuji that I didn't know existed. There are lava tubes near Mt. Fuji from one of it's volcanic eruptions! Take a look at the video at 21:02. (The video cannot be watched from within a window on this forum. Watch on YouTube.)

May 5th is Children's Day . 端午の節句(Tango no Sekku)
It is a day set aside to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness.
On this day, families raise the koinobori, which are carp-shaped windsock.
(carp because of the Chinese legend that a carp that swims upstream becomes a dragon and flies to Heaven, and the way the windsock blow in the wind looks like they are swimming.)
We decorate the May doll at home.(Samurai helmet,Samurai armor,Samurai doll)
Kashiwa mochi (sticky rice cakes filled with red bean jam and wrapped in oak leaves) and chimaki (sticky sweet rice wrapped in an iris or bamboo leaf) are traditionally served on this day.
菖蒲湯(Syoubu YU)Acorus calamus
We put Acorus calamus in the bath and take a bath.

We pray for the healthy growth and advancement of our children.

Japanese Culture - Japanese Holidays: Children's Day in Japan

Kodomo no hi - Children's Day in Japan

Japanese Children's Song - 童謡 - Koinobori - こいのぼり

What is Tango no Sekku? Explanation of the origin and origin of the May doll and carp streamer.
Start speaking Japanese
Learn Japanese Live 24/7
Japanese Words and Expressions for Everyday Life

Japanese Speaking Practice - Daily Conversations

Japanese Writing Practice: Learning Kanji - JLPT Study

I'm watching in english study.;)
This is one of a series of travel videos by Shige-san. (Shige-san has a wonderful series of travel videos to many of the small islands between Kagoshima and Yonaguni, which is only 111 kilometers away from Taiwan.) This video is a travelogue to the island of Yakushima, near Kagoshima.

Here is quite an unusual YouTube video with ties to Japan. A Japanese man named Takeuchi Ryo speaks Mandarin Chinese and visits a very rural area up in the mountains of China to spend time with members of the Yi minority. (The walk up the 'stairs' is a little scary.) Ryo meets a man from Spain who is coaching the local boys on how to play soccer. Listening to Ryo talk with the Spanish soccer coach in Mandarin is quite impressive.

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