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ALL JAPANESE, ALL THE TIME! Learn Hiragana
So you wanna learn Hiragana?
Here's a little bit of an introduction to Hiragana, including history, and a few interesting facts.
-Hiragana consists of 46 Characters, and then the tenten and combination characters. -The noble ladies of Japan created it after the arrival and adoption of the Chinese Kanji.
-This is the system of writing and reading that is first taught to youngsters along with Katakana.
-Much more simple than the kanji, and not nearly as numerous.
Throughout these next few pages, you will have the opportunity to learn Hiragana in the easiest way possible... by memorizing the chart row by row. Each row will have a pronunciation guide, and anything else that may be needed to help you learn.
So you wanna learn Katakana?
Here's a little bit of an introduction to Katakana, including history, and a few interesting facts.
-Katakana are used to write the following: Onomatopoeia, used to show emphasis, animal and plant species, and foreign loan words and phrases.
-Katakana are known for being more square than Kanji and Hiragana.
-Most people think that Katakana is the easiest of the three main Japanese alphabets to master.
It's been a while since the Learn Hiragana! section was completed, so I thought I'd start the Learn Katakana! It should be the easiest way to master the Katakana, by memorizing it chart by chart. Just do a few a day and soon you may be reading ACTUAL Japanese!
What exactly is The Wire?
This section is going to give you a better look at current Japan, by explaining current news stories. You will be able to give your opinion, and read our opinions as well. This will not be updated daily. Keep your eyes open for interesting stories!
-January 21st - Serial Killer Miyazaki to Hang
-January 12th - High-School Girls Blackmail Soldier
-October 19th - Yasukuni a big issue at home, abroad.
-October 18th - Osaka mayor submits letter of resignation.
-August 15th - Koizumi statement tries to heal rift with Asian nations.
-June 30th - Educational items seized in China.
-May 29th - Group suicide planner arrested in Akita.
-May 24th - Aichi-Expo visitors top 5 million.
-May 19th - Cross-dressing teen steals wallet.
-May 11th - Man Arrested for Holding Woman Captive.
-May 10th - Diet moves to outlaw upskirt shots.
-May 6th - FOLLOW up to 4/18/05... Girl Dies in Hospital
-May 5th - Japanese Birth Rate Reaches Record Low
-April 27th - Train Wreck in Japan Kills 100
-April 18th - Girl Set on Fire As She Cycles to School
-April 16th - Leader of Morning Musume Goes Solo!
-April 14th - Guard Attacked, Violation of Swords and Firearms
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Utilizing Machine Vision in Multiple Segments - Details
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Being Honest for Flirting - Details
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Teaching Kids Art - Details
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Scheduling Regular Office Cleanings - Details
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Building Credit after Financial Instability - Details
Sometimes difficult things happen in life which can negatively impact a credit report and there's nothing that can be done about it but to weather the storm and attempt to build good credit when things improve. Recovering from an extended period of being unemployed can seem very difficult but there are some options for people with very bad credit scores who are considered a very bad credit risk by lenders. A number of companies offer credit cards for bad credit which will usually be a type of unsecured card where a deposit is made so that the card can be used in normal transactions.
Families Trying to Plan Vacations - Details
There are a number of school locations around the United States where the school boards are heavily debating how often the children should be let out for school and this is placing pressure on families who want to get away for the season and are having trouble figuring out which places to stay because they have no idea about the dates when they'll want to vacation. This has meant some people have been booking more than one location at once just to make sure that whatever dates their child is let out from school they have a place to stay.
Condos versus Hotels - Details
Since not everyone is able to entertain the thought of a vacation on a regular basis, sometimes it's valuable to look into various accommodation options before a trip so as to decide what type of place to stay is best. For example, sometimes a vacationer is most interested in relaxing and finding the peace of a secluded Hawaiian beach and there are many Waikiki vacation rentals that can offer that level of privacy. From home rentals to condo rentals to hotel stays, figuring out which accommodation would be best often involves looking at the amenities and their value for the price.
Heightened Interest in Offshore Activities - Details
There has been a recent bump in the number of banks working in an offshore capacity that have said they will shortly be sending financial information about depositors who are based in the United States to tax officials in America. Renewed interest in making sure that people pay all their taxes, whether they are an individual with offshore banking or whether they're involved in an offshore incorporation, has become popular due to issues of significant debt that have been problematic in the United States in recent months. The recession has hit the country had and the government is doing all it can to shore itself up.
Additional Costs for Charters - Details
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Making a Knife in the Wild - Details
Seeing someone make a fire out of the lenses of some glasses might seem like something out of a movie, but it can be done in the right conditions. Likewise, it's possible to craft a makeshift knife using nothing more complex than a piece of wood and a rock. The rock can be used to hit the wood with the rock repeatedly until it breaks. Then the rock can be used to sharpen the wood into a serviceable knife. Of course the best way to be prepared in the wilderness is to have a survival kit on hand just in case the worst happens.