Elizabeth's blog about starting business in Japan: http://behere.asia/making-it-in-japan
Elizabeth's blog about eighty-eight temple pilgrimage: http://behere.asia/blog/shikoku-pilgrims-in-disguise
Akari's Japanese lesson: https://www.italki.com/teacher/916033
Akari's website: https://akarijapanese.com
Yuko and I (Akari) are both Japanese teacher.
Yuko teach at classroom, privately and online. I teach Japanese online.
We talked about what the difference teaching at classroom, privately and online.
Akari's online Japanese lesson:
This interview held in Japanese.
Yuki's online anime tour: https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/1655666
Yuki's online Japanese lesson: https://www.italki.com/user/4732907
Akari's online Japanese, English lesson: https://www.italki.com/teacher/916033
Hello! I'm Akari, I'm a online Japanese teacher. I start interviewing people who mastered Japanese.
Today's guest is Amit. My friend/student. One of the most intelligent person I know. Amit start learning Japanese about 5 years ago, then he study abroad to Japan, spend six months in Kansai-gaidai university in Osaka. What is amazing about him, he bring his job so that he can make money to traveling around Japan, make friends through italki, then attend lots of meetup or events that local people goes. That way, he had a very productive stay in Japan.
Please enjoy Amit's story :)
Akari's teacher profile: https://www.italki.com/teacher/916033
Renata is originally from Hungry. Renata and I met because we both are Airbnb experience host in Kyoto, Japan.
Today I interview her how she start living in Japan, how she studied Japanese.
Renata's FB page:
Akari's Japanese lesson:
Hiro and I are both online Japanese teacher on italki. We participated "Polyglot Conference 2019" last year and we had fun.
We're talking about it.
2019年の10月にPolyglot conference という多言語話者が世界中から集まる会議に参加してきました。そのときの話です。
★ Hiro's profile https://www.italki.com/teacher/3110388
★ Akari's profile（英語も教えています!） https://www.italki.com/teacher/916033
There are many, but for me, these people came up in my mind.
1. Jero- enka singer
2. Bobby Ologun
3. Half- Japanese
Ms. Naomi Osaka- tennis player
Mr. Rui Hachimura- basketball player
Normally we say 1月、2月、3月（January, February, March) in standard Japanese.
But we used to use lunar calendar before, and at that time, we have other words to describe month of the year.
For example, 弥生（やよい、yayoi) =March, 皐月（さつき、satsuki）＝May, 葉月(はづき、hazuki).
My favorite one is 神無月(かんなづき, kannazuki, meaning=God, no, month).
Only Shimane prefecture where Izumo-shrine is they call 神在月（かみありづき、kamiarizuki, mean=God, there, month)
"Who moved my cheese": https://www.amazon.com/WHO-MOVED-MY-CHEESE-HARDCOVER/dp/B0088UJL72/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=who+moved+my+cheese&qid=1587635813&sr=8-3
I think if you have good ears, it helps you to learn foreign language.
I have a friend who has small son, and she asked me "How can I make him learn English?"
I said, "If he have good ears, it much easyer to learn foreign language, and it seems music education help to grow good ears too."
I met 400 amazing people through teaching Japanese online.
Thank you for all the people who choose me as a teacher,
being my friend, visiting me in Japan, keeping in touch, and
keep inspiring me.
Thank you for italki team that providing me the wonderful opportunity
to meet and connect amazing people across the world.
This job always helping me in the tough situations.
Four years ago, M7 earthquake hit my hometown Kumamoto,
and my mom and I escape from there. We drive to north, then jump
up to the train, and find accommodation that night.
Nobody can make money the next day that happens, but I arrived a hotel and did a lessons next day. It took more than a few months to fix life, but thanks to this job, I could survived financially.
This time also. My main job was a tour guide in Kyoto, but because of the virus, all the tour was canceled from the end of February. But thanks to this job, I could meet amazing people everyday, teach and chat. I can stay mentally healthy, and financially safely.
I love this job. Teaching Japanese is my calling.
Arigato everyone 💌
1. pronunciation is different 2. Some Katakana are not from English but from other foreign language. 3. Japanese people make some English words short. 4. We mad our original English-like-Japanese. (和製英語）
I think, when you are beginner, it's better to take native Japanese teacher's lesson. Because Japanese pronunciation is unique so it' better to hear native Japanese teacher's pronunciation. If you became intermediate or advance student, you can study by yourself by using apps or podcasts.
I teacher Japanese online on italki. It's a great language platform, and there are about 400 Japanese teachers. Please check.
I visited many countries thanks to the Japanese government international youth program. If you're between 18-30 years old youth, you might have a chance to apply for these program as a participant youth. "Ship for World Youth program" https://www8.cao.go.jp/youth/kouryu/en/swy/swy.html, "Ship for South East Asian and Japanese Youth program" https://www8.cao.go.jp/youth/kouryu/en/sseayp/sseayp.html
Thanks to this program, I've visited Thailand, NZ, Saipan, India, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
I've been to Singapore many times. For Japanese people, Singapore is one of the most popular foreign country to visit.
I like Singapore because there are beautiful airport, people speak English, and city are clean.
After I travel other South East Asian countries, when I arrive Singapore I feel relax.
I had a great time in Greece. If I have a chance in the future, I'd like to learn Greek. Lots of history, delicious and healthy food, beautiful scenery, but most importantly, people in Greece are so nice.
Japan has lots of dialects.
I think one of the reason why we have so many dialects are, mountains.
Actually 73% (I said 80%, but actually 73%) of the land in Japan are mountains.
Mountains divide villages, that made various dialects.