28
APR
2014

Golden Week

As April 29th (tomorrow) is the beginning of Golden Week, a series of public holidays lasting until next week, we will be closed tomorrow (we have a “Fuji Viewing picnic” planned at Okazaki Castle). The students in the Japanese Language and Culture Course will have regular
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24
APR
2014

今日の言葉 – 侘び + 寂び

2014/APR/24 今日の言葉 – wabi / 侘び + sabi / 寂び: 簡素で静かな様子。茶道や俳句や禅などで見られる日本の伝統的な美意識。 #learnjapanese #wordoftheday twitter.com/alc_jpn facebook.com/aichilanguagecenter
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22
APR
2014

1st Anniversary Party

1st Anniversary Party 2014 Announcement Date: Wednesday, April 25th Friday April 25th 2014 will be the first anniversary of our Center getting under way. It was a very modest start (a facebook post), with the accommodations, programs, schedule, website and so on yet to appear. It was
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20
APR
2014

Sake

One of the delights of Japan is the wonderful food, but also the variety and complexity of sake. Sake (brewed) and shochu (distilled) are the alcoholic beverages most associated with Japan. Displaced during the 20th century by beer as the most popular drink, recently regional sake and
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16
APR
2014

今日の言葉 – かみさん

2014/APR/16 今日の言葉 – kamisan / かみさん:  奥さんのことです。いちばんえらい人? #learnjapanese #wordoftheday twitter.com/alc_jpn facebook.com/aichilanguagecenter
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16
APR
2014

今日の諺: 安い物と化け物はない

2014/APR/16 今日の諺: 安い物と化け物はない 安い買い物も化け物も、話には聞くが現実にはないものである。品質がよくて安い商品などなく、結局、よいものは値段も高いということ。 (きょうのことわざ:やすいものとばけものはない) (きょうのことわざ:やすいもの と ばけもの は ない) (kyou no kotowaza: yasuimono to bakemono wa nai) (やすいかいものもばけものも、はなしにはきくがげんじつにはないものである。ひんしつがよくてやすいしょうひんなどなく、けっきょく、よいものはねだんもたかいということ。) (やすい 
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11
APR
2014

Fuji Picnic 2014

Fuji Picnic Party 2014 Announcement Date: Tuesday, April 29th The sakura blossoms may be gone, but that just means that the cold winds have also gone and the weather is perfect for being outdoors. And in Okazaki, it also means that it is Fuji time (as in the flowers, not “that h
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09
APR
2014

今日の言葉 – 年寄り

2014/APR/09 今日の言葉 – toshi-yori / 年寄り: 年齢の高い人、おじいさん、おばあさん。 #learnjapanese #wordoftheday twitter.com/alc_jpn facebook.com/aichilanguagecenter
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07
APR
2014

York Schneider-May

Student Interview: York Schneider-May 2014/APRIL/07 Declan: Thanks for participating in the interview. York: No problem. Declan: So today is your last day, and you have just finished a program of private lessons. York: Yes. Unfortunately. Declan: Sad to see you go. Though there is alw
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05
APR
2014

今日の諺:祭りより前の日

2014/APR/05 今日の諺: 祭りより前の日 祭りの当日よりも、それを待ちかねている前の日のほうが楽しいものだということ。 (類) 待つが花/見ぬが花 (きょうのことわざ:まつりよりまえのひ) (きょうのことわざ:まつり より まえ の ひ) (kyou no kotowaza: matsuri yori mae no hi) (まつり の とうじつよりも、それをまちかねているまえのひのほうがたのしいものだということ。) (まつり の とうじつ より も、それ を まちかねている まえ の ひ の ほう が たのしい もの だ という こと。) (matsu
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