Coronavirus/Pandemic Japanese Vocabulary

For people studying Japanese or English, here’s a Japanese vocabulary list and basic phrases we often hear in Japan for COVID-19. This list might help healthcare workers and patients in Japan. Interesting that the words “cluster,” “lockdown,” and “social distancing” are entering the Japanese language as English loanwords. “Lockdown” is often mentioned in Japan, but there no such thing as

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NHK Taiga Drama

I’m currently watching and enjoying NHK’s Taiga Drama called “Komyo ga Tsuji,” (功名が辻) a year-long period drama set during the turn of the 17th century. It features a footsoldier samurai named Yamauchi Kazutoyo and his wife Chiyo. Both are historical figures who actually existed. Kazutoyo served under Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu. These three men happens to be

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