August Issue

Hiragana Times August Issue 

ひらがなタイムズ8月号 

Kanji Created by Japanese People

Really! Wasn’t kanji created in China?

The Japanese also created some kanji terms like “kyousann’shugi” (communism).

In fact, there are many kanji that were created by Japanese people.

日本人がつくった漢字

え!漢字は中国人がつくったんじゃないの?

「共産主義」も日本人がつくった! 

実は日本人がつくった漢字はたくさんある

 

 

 

Classical Japanese Literature Is Wonderfully Entertaining

It used to be that Italian Isabella couldn’t understand hiragana and katakana. Now, her articles about Heian period (8th to 12th century) literature are published in a Japanese magazine. 

日本の古典文学は素晴らしいエンターテーメント

ひらがなやカタカナがわからなかったイタリア人女性のイザベラさん。今や平安時代(8~12世紀)の文学について日本語で書き、雑誌に発表するまでに

 

 

Videos Depicting Local Color Are Trending

Local municipals are promoting little known attractions.

地方の特色を生かした動画が人気

各地の自治体が知られざる魅力を発信

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition of Plastic Food Replicas

“Is this real?” ― Lifelike replicas that can fool anyone.

食品のサンプルの展示会

「これ本もの?」-みんな驚く本物そっくりの作品

 

 

You can see 4-Shaku Ball, the World’s Largest Skyrocket

世界最大の4尺玉の花火が見られる!

 

Pilgrimage by Taxi to Haunted Spots

タクシーで行く 心霊スポットツアー

 

The City of Sake ― you can compare the taste of different sake in Niigata City

 

日本酒の街―新潟市でおいしい酒の味比べ

 

Special Interview: the Wife of the Burkina Faso Ambassador to Japan talks about her impressions of Japan and about the relationship between the two countries.

特別インタビュー:フルキナファソ在日大使夫人が見た日本と両国の関係

 

Junior High School Student Changing the History of Shogi ― He managed to win 29 victories in a row setting an all-time record.

将棋界の歴史を変える中学生―デビューから29連勝の新記録を達成

 

Kanji Can be Divided Up into Four Basic Patterns

漢字は4パターンに分解できる

 

Four Frame Comic ― Gestures that confuse foreigners.

4コマまんが―外国人が勘違いするジェスチャー

 

 

 

Tasty Food You Can Buy in a Supermarket or Convenience Store ― Yakisoba pan and croquette-pan.  

スーパーやコンビニで買えるおいしい食べ物―焼きそばパン、コロッケパン

 

Introducing Japanese Comics ― Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

日本のまんが紹介―ジョジョの奇妙な冒険

 

Readers’ Japan-themed Photo Contest

Announcement of the 26th contest

読者参加の日本を題材にした写真、キャプションコンテスト

第26回結果発表

 

Many other interesting articles available.

この他、興味深い記事がいっぱい

 

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