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Ichimon Japan: A Podcast About Japan and the Japanese Language by JapanKyo.com

Jun 7, 2021

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What is a yankī or furyō?

Topics Discussed

  • What a furyō is
  • The literal meaning of furyō
  • All about juvenile delinquent culture in Japan
  • The possible origin of the term furyō
  • What a yankī is
  • The possible origins of the Japanese term yankī and its links to Osaka's Amemura...


May 21, 2021

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: Is the story of Kaguya Hime proof that aliens have visited Japan?

Topics Discussed

  • An overview of the story of Kaguya Hime (Taketori Monogatari, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter)
  • The history of Taketori Monogatari
  • How the tale of Kaguya Hime is sometimes called Japan's...


May 7, 2021

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: How do you count that in Japanese?

Topics Discussed

  • The counter system used in Japanese
  • Japanese counter suffixes
  • The sometimes confusing nature of Japanese counters
  • The correct suffix for counting chopsticks in Japanese
  • Various counters used with different kinds of...


Apr 21, 2021

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What is Kansai-ben?

Topics Discussed

  • What the Kansai dilaect is
  • The different that are found within the Kansai region of Japan
  • Osaka-ben vs other dialects within the Kansai-ben umbrella
  • The stereotype of the Ōsaka no obachan (older lady from Osaka)
  • Leopard print clothing
  • Who...


Apr 7, 2021

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: Are rabbits counted as birds because eating meat was taboo in Japan?

Topics Discussed

  • The practice of counting rabbits as if they were birds in Japanese
  • Whether Japanese people eat meat
  • What exactly qualifies as meat
  • The history of meats "bans" in Japan
  • The hypocritical and...