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July 22, 2021 News:

Typhoon approaching Sakishima Islands in Okinawa

Weather officials are warning people in the Sakishima Islands in southwestern Japan to be on the alert for violent winds as Typhoon In-fa is expected to approach the region through Saturday. Read more…

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Reference: NHK World – Japan

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July 20, 2021 News:

Missing Ugandan athlete spotted on camera at Nagoya Station

TOKYO – A man believed to be a Ugandan athlete who went missing last week from his pre-Olympic training camp in western Japan has been spotted on a surveillance camera at JR Nagoya Station, about 200 kilometers from where he was staying, a police source said Monday. Read more…

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Reference: Japan Today

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July 19, 2021 News:

36-armed octopus on show at Japanese aquarium

SASEBO, Nagasaki — A 36-armed octopus has debuted an aquarium in this southwestern Japan city. Read more…

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Reference: The Mainichi

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July 17, 2021 News:

Internet misinformation fans COVID vaccine hesitancy among Japanese young people

TOKYO – False claims and misinformation about vaccines on social media are undermining young people’s trust in COVID-19 vaccines in Japan, imperiling the government’s efforts to finish large-scale inoculations by November as it pursues herd immunity. Read more…

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Reference: Japan Today

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July 16, 2021 News:

Kono says local gov’ts need to slow down vaccinations due to supply crunch

TOKYO – Local governments in Japan need to slow down in administering COVID-19 vaccine to residents as supply is expected to remain limited in the coming months, the minister in charge of vaccination efforts said Thursday. Read more…

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Reference: Japan Today

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July 15, 2021 News:

Two 19-year-olds arrested for home break-in and robbery

KANAGAWA – Police in Ayase, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested two 19-year-old men on suspicion of breaking in to the residence of a man in his 80s and robbing him in March. Read more…

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Reference: Japan Today

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July 13, 2021 News:

Japan to issue vaccine passports free of charge

TOKYO – The so-called vaccine passports Japan plans to issue to allow people inoculated against COVID-19 to travel internationally will be free of charge, the government’s top spokesman said Monday. Read more…

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Reference: Japan Today

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Back stories:


Sticker showing service is available in English and Tagalog

The following list is created to help our non-Japanese speakers get familiar with some of the Japanese words that are frequently used when searching for an apartment. Maybe you are already familiar with some, but still there are lots to learn. I hope you enjoy!


Lesson 1 🙂

日本語
(ニホンゴ)
How to read English(英語)
The Building
アパート・
アパートメント
Apa-to ・Apa-tomentoApartment
マンションManshon (Mansion)Condominium
戸建(コダテ)KodateSingle detached house
階段
(カイダン)
KaidanStairs
オートロックO-to lokkuAuto lock system
エレベーターElebe-ta-Elevator
ロビーLobi-Lobby
廊下(ロウカ)LoukaCorridor / Hallway
天井
(テンジョウ)
TenjouCeiling
柱(ハシラ)HashiraPillar
壁(カベ)KabeWall
床(ユカ)YukaFloor
屋根(ヤネ)YaneRoof

Lesson 2 🙂

日本語
(ニホンゴ)
How to read English(英語)
THE FLOOR PLAN
ドアホンDoahonDoorbell
玄関
(ゲンカン)
GenkanFront door
下駄箱
(ゲタバコ)
GetabakoShoe box
キッチンKicchinKitchen
和室(ワシツ)WashitsuJapanese-style room
洋室
(ヨウシツ)
YoushitsuWestern-style room
リビングLibinguLiving room
ダイニングDaininguDining room
寝室
(シンシツ)
ShinshitsuBedroom
トイレToireToilet
浴室
(ヨクシツ)
YokushitsuBathroom
洗面所
(センメンジョ)
SenmenjoWash room
バルコニーBarukoni-Balcony
収納
(シュウノウ)
ShuunouStorage
インターホンInta-honIntercom

Lesson 3 🙂

日本語
(ニホンゴ)
How to read English(英語)
Furnitures and appliances (Living Room / Bedroom)
ソファーSofaSofa
布団(フトン)FutonJapanese-style mattress
ベッドBeddoBed
センター
テーブル
Senta- te-buruCenter table
こたつKotatsuA table with a heater under it
棚(タナ)TanaShelf
エアコンEakonAir conditioner
加湿器
(カシツキ)
KashitsukiHumidifier
テレビTerebiTelevision
枕(マクラ)MakuraPillow
毛布(モウフ)MoufuBlanket
掛布団
(カケブトン)
KakebutonQuilt
カーテンKa-tenCurtain

That’s it for now! More will come 😉


Introducing our new device: Mayumi 3!
Translation device with manual

Supports 85 languages using mobile network or Wi-Fi connection. Offline translation is available in Japanese, Chinese, English, Korean, German, French, Italian & Portugal. Photo translation is also available in Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Greek, Chinese, French, Russian, Portugal, English, German, Italian & Turkish. Looking forward to be communicating with all of you 😉

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