HH JapaNeeds blog

Welcome to the HH JapaNeeds blog! We would like to post content that will be useful for learning Japanese such as Japanese grammar and Japanese culture.

jipangu is japan

I remember learning in elementary school that the word “japan” originated from a passage in Marco Polo’s “The Book of Eastern Views”. …

izumo taisya

Would you like to travel to the most prestigious shrine in Japan? If you were to go, which would you prefer to …

interview at Japanese company

While the way of thinking differs greatly from country to country, there are also rules unique to Japan in job hunting. In …

blood type A B O AB

For those born outside of Japan, when a friend asks, “What is your blood type?” When asked, “What is your blood type? …

hyottoko okame

Have you ever seen mysterious masks when you came to Japan? Perhaps you have seen a mask called “Hyottoko”. By any chance, …

teru teru bozu

Have you ever heard of the term teru teru bozu? Children don’t make them anymore, so you may not have the chance …