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Are you eager to learn how native Japanese speakers converse? Tired of listening to slow-paced Japanese sentences in class? Our podcast is the answer to your requests. Join Makiko, a Japanese teacher, and her son Tora as they engage in lively, real-life conversations at a native speed. It might be challenging, but we're here to help you learn and speak natural, conversational Japanese. Join this mother-and-son duo and become a fan of our fun talks! よろしくね!

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Are you eager to learn how native Japanese speakers converse? Tired of listening to slow-paced Japanese sentences in class? Our podcast is the answer to your requests. Join Makiko, a Japanese teacher, and her son Tora as they engage in lively, real-life conversations at a native speed. It might be challenging, but we're here to help you learn and speak natural, conversational Japanese. Join this mother-and-son duo and become a fan of our fun talks! よろしくね!

The script is available here: https://www.makiko-japanese.com/
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    137. 種類豊富な日本のマクドナルド。人気メニューベスト10!Diverse Delights of Japan's McDonald's: Top 10 Popular Menu Items!

    137. 種類豊富な日本のマクドナルド。人気メニューベスト10!Diverse Delights of Japan's McDonald's: Top 10 Popular Menu Items!

    日本(にほん)のマクドナルドメニューを食(た)べたことはありますか?ダブルマックなど定番(ていばん)メニューはもちろん、欧米(おうべい)にはないてりやき味(あじ)のハンバーガーや期間限定(きかんげんてい)のメニューも豊富(ほうふ)です。チョコパイなど、デザートも人気(にんき)です。今回(こんかい)はいつものランキング方式(ほうしき)で、日本(にほん)で人気(にんき)のマクドナルドメニュートップ10を紹介(しょうかい)します!



    Have you ever tried the McDonald's menu in Japan? In addition to staple items like the Double Mac, there are unique options not available in the West, such as teriyaki-flavored burgers and a variety of limited-time menus. Desserts, including chocolate pies, are also popular. This time, as usual, we'll introduce the top 10 popular McDonald's menu items in Japan using a ranking format!



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    • 34 min
    136. 日本語は世界一難しい言語?どうして3つも文字が存在するのか調べました!Is Japanese the Most Difficult Language in the World? Why Are There Three Different Types of Characters?

    136. 日本語は世界一難しい言語?どうして3つも文字が存在するのか調べました!Is Japanese the Most Difficult Language in the World? Why Are There Three Different Types of Characters?

    日本語(にほんご)学習者(がくしゅうしゃ)のみなさんは十分(じゅうぶん)にご存(ぞん)じだと思(おも)いますが、日本語(にほんご)って本当(ほんとう)に難(むずか)しいですよね。特(とく)に、漢字(かんじ)はネイティブの私(わたし)たちでも読(よ)めないものが多(おお)いです。つまり、漢字(かんじ)を完全(かんぜん)にマスターすることは日本人(にほんじん)でも不可能(ふかのう)。日本語(にほんご)が世界一(せかいいち)難(むずか)しい言語(げんご)だと言(い)われている理由(りゆう)もわかります。今回(こんかい)は、どうして日本語(にほんご)には3つも文字(もじ)が存在(そんざい)するのか。漢字(かんじ)はどうやって伝(つた)わったのか。ひらがな、カタカナはなぜ作(つく)られたのか、について話(はな)しました。

    I believe all learners of Japanese know well that Japanese is truly a difficult language. Especially kanji; even we natives often find many characters unreadable. In other words, mastering kanji completely is impossible even for Japanese people. It’s understandable why Japanese is said to be the most difficult language in the world. In this episode, we discussed why there are three types of characters in Japanese. How did kanji come to Japan? And why were hiragana and katakana created?



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    • 32 min
    135. 人気のスポーツを探る!世界や日本で競技人口の多いスポーツトップ5!Exploring Popular Sports! Top 5 Sports with the Highest Participation Rates Worldwide and in Japan!

    135. 人気のスポーツを探る!世界や日本で競技人口の多いスポーツトップ5!Exploring Popular Sports! Top 5 Sports with the Highest Participation Rates Worldwide and in Japan!

    5月(ごがつ)や6月(ろくがつ)は高校(こうこう)で球技大会(きゅうぎたいかい)が開(ひら)かれることがとても多(おお)いです。運動会(うんどうかい)とは違(ちが)い、球技(きゅうぎ)だけを行(おこな)う大会(たいかい)ですが、種目(しゅもく)は学校(がっこう)によって違(ちが)います。とらくんの学校(がっこう)では、フットサル、ドッジボール、バレーボールが行(おこな)われたようです。そこで今回(こんかい)は世界(せかい)で競技人口(きょうぎじんこう)の多(おお)いスポーツトップ5を発表(はっぴょう)しました。また同(おな)じように日本(にほん)で競技人口(きょうぎじんこう)の多(おお)いスポーツについても調査(ちょうさ)してみました。どんなスポーツが日本(にほん)や世界(せかい)でいちばん行(おこな)われていると思(おも)いますか?皆(みな)さんも考(かんが)えてみてください。



    In May and June, ball sports tournaments are usually held in high schools. Unlike the sports day, which includes various events, these tournaments focus solely on ball sports, and the specific events vary from school to school. It seems that at Torakun's school, futsal, dodgeball, and volleyball were held. Therefore, this time we announced the top five sports with the highest number of participants worldwide. Similarly, we also investigated which sports have the highest participation rates in Japan. What sports do you think are the most popular in Japan and the world? Please think about it!!



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    • 32 min
    134. 池袋は西と東で全く違う?夜の街、池袋西側での出来事と埼玉でのコンサートの話!Is Ikebukuro Completely Different Between West and East? Stories at the West Side and a Concert in Saitama!

    134. 池袋は西と東で全く違う?夜の街、池袋西側での出来事と埼玉でのコンサートの話!Is Ikebukuro Completely Different Between West and East? Stories at the West Side and a Concert in Saitama!

    5月(ごがつ)の半(なか)ばに埼玉(さいたま)県(けん)所沢(ところざわ)でのコンサートのために、東京(とうきょう)に行(い)ってきました。宿泊(しゅくはく)したのは池袋(いけぶくろ)の西側(にしがわ)だったのですが、今回(こんかい)初(はじ)めて訪(おとず)れて知(し)った池袋(いけぶくろ)西側(にしがわ)の夜(よる)の顔(かお)に驚(おどろ)いた、というエピソードを中心(ちゅうしん)に、所沢(ところざわ)のアクセスの悪(わる)さ、特(とく)にコンサート後(あと)に味(あじ)わった混雑(こんざつ)の話(はなし)を紹介(しょうかい)しています。コンサート自体(じたい)はとても良(よ)かったのですが、それを上回(うわまわ)るほどのエピソードが盛(も)りだくさんの東京(とうきょう)旅行(りょこう)でした。東京(とうきょう)に旅行(りょこう)する予定(よてい)のある人(ひと)はぜひ参考(さんこう)にしてみてください。



    In mid-May, we went to Tokyo for a concert in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture. We stayed on the west side of Ikebukuro, and we were surprised by the nightlife there, which we encountered for the first time. This episode focuses on the other face of the west side of Ikebukuro and the difficulty of accessing Tokorozawa, especially the congestion we experienced after the concert. While the concert itself was very good, there are many interesting, surprising, and memorable episodes from our trip to Tokyo. If you're planning a trip to Tokyo, definitely consider this as a reference.



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    • 32 min
    133. 大阪に旅行したい!!おすすめの大阪観光スポットを紹介します!Want to Visit Osaka? Introducing Recommended Tourist Spots!

    133. 大阪に旅行したい!!おすすめの大阪観光スポットを紹介します!Want to Visit Osaka? Introducing Recommended Tourist Spots!

    今年(ことし)ももうほとんど半分(はんぶん)過ぎ(すぎ)ましたが、とらくんの今年の目標(もくひょう)の一つ(ひとつ)が「大阪(おおさか)に一人旅(ひとりたび)をする」だそうです。そこで、今回(こんかい)は大阪の魅力的(みりょくてき)な見どころについて調査(ちょうさ)してみました。歴史(れきし)に触(ふ)れられる大阪城(おおさかじょう)から、買い物(かいもの)エリアの梅田(うめだ)、下町(したまち)グルメや大阪文化(ぶんか)の象徴(しょうちょう)でもある道頓堀(どうとんぼり)エリアについて紹介(しょうかい)しています。日本(にほん)に旅行(りょこう)する予定(よてい)のある方(かた)は、東京(とうきょう)、京都(きょうと)に続(つづ)いてぜひ大阪を旅行してみることもお勧(すす)めします。



    Almost half the year has passed already, and one of Tora-kun's goals for this year is to 'travel alone to Osaka.' In light of this, we've explored the charming attractions of Osaka in this episode. From the historic Osaka Castle, where you can touch upon history, to the shopping area of Umeda, and the Dotonbori area, which symbolizes downtown gourmet and Osaka culture, we introduce these exciting spots. For those planning to travel to Japan, we recommend visiting Osaka, following Tokyo and Kyoto.



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    • 34 min
    132. インドネシアからあの人が帰国。逆カルチャーショックの父と向き合う新生活。HE Returned from Indonesia! Facing a New Life with My Father Experiencing Reverse Culture Shock!!

    132. インドネシアからあの人が帰国。逆カルチャーショックの父と向き合う新生活。HE Returned from Indonesia! Facing a New Life with My Father Experiencing Reverse Culture Shock!!

    実(じつ)は4月(しがつ)からとらくんのお父(とう)さん、私(わたし)の旦那(だんな)さんがインドネシアから帰国(きこく)し日本(にほん)で暮(く)らしています。7年間(ななねんかん)別々(べつべつ)に暮(く)らしている間(あいだ)に、すっかり現地(げんち)の人(ひと)になったお父(とう)さんとの生活(せいかつ)は簡単(かんたん)じゃありません。逆(ぎゃく)カルチャーショック状態(じょうたい)で、日本(にほん)になかなか馴染(なじ)めていなかったり、7年(ななねん)の間(あいだ)にすっかり大(おお)きくなったとらくんとの関係(かんけい)がうまくいかなかったり。少(すこ)しずつ良(よ)くはなっていますが、まだまだ完全(かんぜん)ではない私(わたし)たちの新生活(しんせいかつ)について話(はな)しています。話(はなし)は変(か)わりますが、エピソードの初(はじ)めに話(はな)しているように Youtube 編集者(へんしゅうしゃ)も募集(ぼしゅう)しています!



    Since April, Tora's father, my husband, has been living with us in Japan after returning from Indonesia, where he spent the last 7 years. Adapting to his return hasn't been easy, as he fully embraced the local culture there, and now experiences reverse culture shock back in Japan. He's struggling to fit in and reconnect with Tora, who has grown up quite a bit in his absence. Although things are slowly getting better, our new life together is far from settled. On a different note, we're also looking for a YouTube editor to help with our episodes!


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    • 31 min

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