Hop on over to the Japan Times to read my special feature titled “Mastering the Gentle Art of Arguing in Japanese” – an extension to last month’s Arguing in Japanese article. This one looks more at the sort of expressions you can use in Japanese to help discussions go smoothly!
Also, a big welcome to visitors coming from the Japan Times! If you’ve just landed here and don’t know what to do, why not check out some of the featured articles at the top of the gakuran.com homepage and follow me on Twitter for regular updates? If you just want to say hello, leave me a comment below or send an email. Let me know what I can do to help you :).
You can find the original How to Argue in Japanese article that I wrote here, as well as other related articles under the Culture category. I also blog a lot about the lesser known aspects and places in Japan under Secret Japan and often write posts about the Japanese language and my hobby of exploring ruins. Very occasionally I’ll also drop in a post about bioluminescence – that light fireflies and deep sea jellyfish emit!
To regular readers – a big thank you for all your support! The comments and feedback I receive continue to make blogging a real pleasure. The Japan Times article is in the print edition of today’s newspaper too, so send me a picture if you happen to see it! Here’s to good times ahead ^^.