December 2017

Reflective Kanjis & Christmas Markets

December 21, 2017

Every year in Japan, on the 12th December, a kanji (Japanese character adapted from Chinese) that received the most votes from the public is chosen, the meaning of which they felt defined the year. 2016’s kanji was 金, gold, a reflection of the pride that people felt when Japan brought home 12 gold medals at the Olympics in Brazil. This year’s Kanji was 北, North. When I …

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Waseda Hoshien: The Basics

December 7, 2017

So, in lieu of anything at all interesting happening this week (minus a visit to Meiji Jingu, a famous shrine next to Harajuku), I thought I’d make a post that might turn out useful or informative or something for people who will come to study at Waseda in the future.

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