NYC Japanese #2 – Japan Day NYC! ジャパンデイ AKB48

皆さん、久しぶりです。また、NYC の関してブーログ投稿します。

2015年5月10日はニューヨークのセントラルパークでジャパンデイが行われたんだ。

2007年から毎年一日、春の祭りのようにセントラルパークに朝はジャパンランという競走を開始していてそのあと色んな活動や伝統的な文化際やミュージシャン、アーティストなどが現れます。

そして、無料に日本の食べ物も楽しめる。今年のフードテントエリアが餃子、作り立てお好み焼き、お握り、お茶、わらびもちと焼きそばです。焼きそばはラーメンより知られてない人が多いかもしれないので私も焼きそばをお勧めたいと思います。

そして、最後に一番人気な活動は必ず有名な日本女性アーティストなのです。そう、日本の一番人気な女性アイドルグループ、AKB48の6人メンバーが現われました。登場した時、観客が誰よりも盛り上がりそうだった。六人メンバの名前が下に書いてある。↓

平田 梨奈 Hirata Rina

大島 涼花 Ōshima Ryōka

小嶋 陽菜 Kojima Haruna

武藤 十夢 Mutō Tomu

岩立 沙穂 Iwatate Saho

野澤 玲奈 Nozawa Rena

http://www.japandaynyc.org/

There was Japan Day NYC on May 10th, 2015 and every year around the spring. It involves a Japan Run, which is a 4 mile run around Manhattan and stops back at the Japan Day booths in Central park. There are various activities to do and food tents to try for free. They also have musicians, artists, martial arts, and various other groups and ensembles that play so it’s really a great opportunity for New Yorkers to experience some Japanese culture. Please check out the Youtube video above to watch a summary of the days event activities and also I posted below the 2014 NYC AKB-48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie dance as extra. 😀

NYC Japanese #1 – [Kenka!] ニューヨークのご紹介させ第一店[ケンカ!」

I thought it’s been a while since I’ve introduce some places in NYC for people who want to check out and learn some Japanese while experiencing Japanese culture. I think I’ll post places that I’ve gone too and want to recommend including things like Japanese ramen shops, izayakas, restaurants and tea shops and interesting gift and book stores so I hope everyone is looking forward to it.

お久しぶりニューヨークの文化を紹介させの店だから今こそもっと面白い所を皆さんにお勧めべきだと思います。ニューヨークは日本の文化はあちこちで混じり合うと必ず瞠っています。例えば、最近サウス•ストリート•シーポートで歩きつつ人気な観光スポットでたくさんなレストランとデパートと商店があってあそこが日本の文字が見えたと信じられないんです。

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そう、それはSuperdry Store 極度乾燥(しなさい)と書いています。あいゆう所何て驚いてるね!

Above is a picture of the Superdry Store in the South Street Seaport, which the brand has gotten incredibly popular in the US recently. I believe they are a England based company that is inspired from Japanese artwork. I just thought it was amazing to see Japanese now walking in the streets of nyc.

 

The first place is probably not one of the most “family-oriented” place to check out in NYC, but the fact that it is an izakaya would typically mean it’s not family friendly since it’s a bar. But this place is somewhere even Japanese people would probably consider a little “grotesque” and not your typical run of the mill izakayas. However, looking past the raunchous menu of bull penises and turkey testicles, it’s actually a nice place with one of the BEST prices for drinks in NYC. If you are looking to have a good night out and drink sake/sapporo all night this place has one of the best deals for drinks in NYC by far. Typical prices in the city range from $6 to $10 a bottle of beer, at kenka it’s a 32 oz mug for $5 sapporo, you cannot beat that anywhere. If you don’t like beer, they have a huge selection of sake and also chuhai. The food is good, I haven’t tried out the “specialties” yet but the typical dishes are like udon, ramen, tonkatsu, they have good okonomiyaki, takoyaki, curry, and other dishes.

次に紹介したいのは面白いな居酒屋です。この居酒屋は通常とはまったく逆、日本の禁止な文化と料理も含めて説明というよりメニューで見らればよく理解出来ると思います。

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下はケンカスペシャルと書いて「牛のちんこと」bull penis とか「豚の脳みそ」pork brain と「出し巻きたまご」Japanese egg、あれ普通じゃない笑。試した事がないけどまた有機があればちょっとだけ食べてみたいけれど。

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下のメニューは酒の種類。

前回で飲んだのは熱酒の菊水と小関しか飲んだ、確かにまだまだたくさんを試ししなくては行けないだろう!

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徹夜で酒を飲むつもりならこれはお勧め居酒屋です。安いし環境も生き生きしこれはめちゃ面白い店です。笑

 

[ENGLISH SUBTITLES] Miura Asami水卜麻美 Hokkaido Food Exhibition

Hi everyone, I’ve finally finished subbing this video I’ve been watching from Miura Asami on Hokkaido food exhibit.

It’s kind of short and cut off, only 11 minutes or so but there’s a lot of delicious Japanese Hokkaido food including

hotate帆立(scallops), kinkiキンキ魚(fish), bota ebiボタエビ(prawn), date ichigo伊達イチゴ(strawberry), buta豚(pork), tomorokoshiトウモロコシ(corn), lots of gyokai魚介/umi no sachi海の幸 (seafood), so it’s a Japanese lesson in food and high quality koukyu高級 food.

Think of this like a lesson on culture and Japanese language with lots of goodies involved.
Hope everyone enjoys, I’ve been starting Aikido 合気道 so I will be busy on my free time with some Japanese martial arts but I will also try to sub the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu video everyone has been requesting on called Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Jonetsu-Tairiku (Complete Ver.) youtube.com/watch?v=3vGtNqgGSMc.

I also want to add in more blogs on NYC as well and comics, which I may do when I have time.

 

[ENGLISH SUBTITLES] Kyary Pamyu Pamyu meets Katy Perry

This is a short post but I have re-uploaded and added caption to the video “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu meets Katy Perry”.

They actually met up to do a performance on November 1st, 2013 for Japan’s Music Station television program.   So the program had Katy Perry and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu as well as with notable Japan megastars AKB-48 and worldwide boy band One Direction.  I have the full HD video of Music Station video if anyone is interested, but it’s long so I’m not sure if I want to sub it.  Short blog but next post will finally be my Japanese app reviews on the Android OS.

またきゃりーぱみゅぱみゅの動画が通訳をしています。今回はきゃりぱみゅぱみゅがケイテイペリーとの初出会い。

十一月ケイテイとキャリーは日本の人気なテレビ番組のミュージックステーションに出演をして日本の夢なAKB-48とイギリスのワン・ダイレクションと一緒合わせているつもりでした。この動画とは関係ないけどただ知らずの事だけです。

Winter Updates

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is well!! 皆さんさしぶり!ごきげんよ!I have been away for a while learning more Japanese culture, studying via culture groups, and chat clubs, apps, and meeting various people while working.  I’ve attended the Japan Society in NY, Japanese Culture Group Meetup, my University Japanese Chat club, and want to check out Tenri Culture Institute for special seminars on traditional Japanese zen sounds and Tea-making.  I’m currently practicing Iaido (form of Budo training in the Japanese Katana) which is a sort of contemporary Japanese sword martial art.

Iaido (居合道 Iaidō?), abbreviated with iai (居合?),[3] is a modern Japanese martial art/sport[4]

Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.[1] While new practitioners of iaido[5] may start learning with a wooden sword (bokken) depending on the teaching style of a particular instructor, most of the practitioners use the blunt edged sword, called iaitō.[6] Few, more experienced, iaido practitioners use a sharp edged sword (shinken).[7]

Practitioners of iaido are often referred to as iaidoka.[8]

 

A few photos of what iaido looks like below.  The man is doing tamashigiri, which is using a live blade to cut the bamboo.  2nd, Obviously you need a attractive girl that’s badass. ;p

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Also for what I’m looking to do, I want to take some time to give my reviews on apps so I will be starting a new section called the “Japanese Learning Tool Reviews” which will be giving my opinion on various websites out there that are free/paid and offer Japanese lessons that I have tested and reviewed with screenshots and my 1 to 5 star opinion with costs.

I will also include various apps like Rosetta Stone review and android/OS apps as well.  The first I will recommend will be coming shortly sometime.  おすすめのアップはこちらについて。。

 

 

[ENGLISH SUBTITLES] KPP WORLD TOUR IN USA COMPLETION

やっと終わりました!すべてが出来ました!

動画の英語の通訳はそういう難しいと思わなかった。タイミングや字幕の混じっているの事も結構大変だったし最後までに終了しているの時、何か最後までに終わっていてよかったです。

自分のYoutubeのChannelにアップロードしてぜひ観てください。今この「きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅの世界ツアー」のビデオの以上はないけどいつかもっと動画をアプロードしたいです。

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay but I have finished translating the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu World Tour 100% documentary into English.

It was a tough project since I never translated anything before and there were parts where I didn’t understand what they were saying so I may have just guessed what I heard.  I think it was a great learning experience for me as someone who is still learning Japanese.  I spent almost a good month on it and have many vocabulary words to teach, which I plan on writing as a blog post in the future.  I also have the subtitle files if anyone needs.

I hope everyone enjoys the subtitles and if there is anything wrong with the timing, sync, translations please let me know!

[English Subtitles] Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 100% KPP WORLD TOUR in USA Project

Hi everyone! I am writing here to let you know I have received a bunch of requests from English viewers to subtitle the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu World Tour video into English.

This is my first time doing translations so this will definitely be an interesting experience, but I’d like to apologize in advance if anything I write makes no sense.

I translate into English with a style of staying as close to what they are saying in Japanese word by word but in a grammatically correct English format.

I will copy and paste the srt and timing as I go through.

このビデオの翻訳するの事には楽しくて頑張ります!

The video got removed so I will reupload it and add captions  myself.

[NYC Culture] July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest Kobashi vs Chestnut

Hi everyone, hope your studies are doing well.

皆さんの研究はうまくなるに望みたいです。

Today I will be writing an article about America’s Independence Day(July 4th).

今日投稿している部分はアメリカの独立記念日の事である。

The history of Independence Day goes back to the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 from Great Britain.

独立記念日の歴史はもとも七月四日1776英国からアメリカの独立宣言しました。

” Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunion, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. ” – wikipedia

今日に日はだいたい祝いのためにアメリカの事を観て家族と過ごしています。たとえば、花火、パレード、バーベキュー、カーニバル、博覧会、ピキニック、野球の試合、家族の再開とかそういう事皆がよくしています。

I will be covering the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest here in Coney Island.  Takeru Kobayashi nicknamed the Tsunami was the official Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Winner from 2001-2006 until Joey Chestnut came and took over since 2007-now.  Kobayashi has not participated since 2009 due to a contract dispute.

でも、私は取材したいのは今日のネイサンズ国際「こくさい」ホットドッグ早食い選手権「はやくいせんしゅけん」、コニーアイランドで持っています。

2001から2006日本の小林尊は誰にも負けられないだけどアメリカのジョーイ・チェスナットは2007-2009に負かしました。

そして2010から今は小林はまだ参加させたくなくて契約のめぐる紛争がある観たいから。

However he has an unofficial hot dog eating contest at the Eventi Hotel( 851 6th Avenue, New York, NY) this year.

でも、今日小林伊はNathanのエベントと同じ時Eventi Hotel で早食い選手権があった。

Joey Chestnut ジョーイ・チェスナット

6-foot-tall (1.8 m), 218-pound (99 kg)

VS

Takeru Kobayashi 小林尊

5-foot-8 in tall (1.73 m), 135-pound (58 kg)

Todays Winnnner iiisss

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[NYC Japanese Culture] Ramen Shopsラーメン店 And The East Village

今日のブログはニューヨークにある日本料理店を探すというものです。マンハッタンの地図を見ながらちょっとEast Village[イースト·ビレッジ」のSt. Marks Placeをさがしてみると、この3rd Avenue tから Avenue A はたくさん日本のお店が増えていました。過去10年間から15年間で、この場所はどんどん日本町の様相を呈してきました。たしかにカリフォルニアはJapanTownという所があるらしいけれどニューヨークではまだそういう名前つけていなくてここはたぶん二つ目のJapanTownになるかもしれません。

最初のビデオは普通に日本のラーメンを紹介する番組だけど特別なことは外国人の方がいっぱい日本のラーメンを食べ行くつもりだったことです。そして、ニューヨークのTotto Ramenという人気のラーメン屋を紹介していました。

St Marks PlaceじゃないんですけれどMidTown East「ミッドタウンイースト」はもう日本人がたくさん住んでいる所なんです。ですが家賃はとても高そうだと思います。

次のビデオはただ誰かが作ったアマチュアビデオがイーストビレッジ日本の良い場所を紹介さしくれます。全部英語だけど案内は結構面白そうだと思う。ww

[Japanese Learning] Youtube – A Morning Walk in Japan 【朝の散歩・日本】 日英字幕

Amazing video from MyHusbandisJapanese YouTuber, they are a married couple with a Japanese husband and American wife that have a long distance relationships(遠距離恋愛)。 I love the production of their videos, they teach a lot of colloquial Japanese as well as speak English, which Jun(the husband) is pretty good at.
They also translate their English and Japanese together so for Japanese this is a good English to learn and for English speakers you can learn to read and listen Japanese.

Please check the video out and give it a thumbs up! Also, hope you guys are excited for a real exam! my next post will be on JLPT3 grammar and listening. I will be uploading an audio file and the actual practice questions on here so get ready to answer some 試験の問! I took the JLPT 3 a few years ago and passed but they changed it into a 5 part exam and now the 3 is like a mix between the previous 2 and 3, like a 2.5 so I will start from there and continue learning!
Photos of Konomiya Shrine, Taga-cho
This photo of Konomiya Shrine is courtesy of TripAdvisor

プロットはかれらが田んぼのとなりに散歩して英語と日本語も色々事が喋って、神社に祈りをするなんだけどお金忘れましたが家に戻らなければならない。
二人がなかなか新婚さんとしてラブラブという感じさ、音楽と景色はとてもきれいだった。
このみや神社は滋賀県なので誰かに滋賀県を紹介させたものが教えたいならコメントをしてください。

[NYC Japanese Culture] Kyary Pamyu Pamyu きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅのパチパチ

今日のブログは何か車を運転しながら聞こえました事。

世界回りへ広がった歌手と歌謡曲、そう~きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅが到着しました!

きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅはそういう人気と思わなかった特にここへ。

なんかラジオで世界中[Top of the Charts] の部分で聞いた。だいたい世界中のトップヒットを紹介されたり、アメリカと海外もう紹介すると今週の海外はスペイン、ドイツ、パキスタン、フンランドと日本だけ。

そしてラジオで今日きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅのインベーダーインベーダーが再生していました。笑

私ならPonPonPonと以外は知らなかったから今日はとても驚いてた。

http://www.elvisduran.com/articles/elvis-duran—what-we-talked-about-136656/top-of-the-charts-listen-11316164/

そして調べてきゃりーはもう先月ニューヨークにコンサートがありました。

きゃりーはここでそういうファンはとてもびっくりしましたよ!

今回はもっと教えたいがたくさん書くつもりです。

3 Videos of Foreign Youtubers on Learning Japanese and Experiences

So before I went into just vocabulary and learning videos, I thought it’d be a good time to backtrack a few steps for beginners and people who have been studying Japanese for a while to understand what it takes to learn REAL Japanese.  For me, learning Japanese from tv shows, music, books were very useful but to really speak “real” Japanese and not textbook Japanese or just “weird” Japanese, going to Japan and living with a family that didn’t speak any English really helped.  You kind of were forced to learn Japanese real fast or else you wouldn’t be able to get around.  I think the same could be said with learning English if your a Japanese, being thrown into a situation where you NEED to learn the language forces you to pick it up very fast.

Now these 3 Youtubers all bring a different side of Japan and learning Japanese that I thought would be great to watch if you’re learning Japanese like me.

Video #1 Youtuber Luke – an Australian guy who went to Japan and started a MMA, security training company and married a Japanese woman.  Learned Kansai dialect first.  His videos are in English, but he’s very good in Japanese, especially with the culture and living of Japan since he’s not really a “Gaijin” but more of  a Japanese “Gaijin” who works with the Japanese police department and military on training.  This video goes into explaining how a lot of beginners end up learning and using wrong Japanese and to speak “proper Japanese” you must understand your social content, what type of Japanese to use and how to use it.  For instance, he mentions even some Japanese people have difficulty understanding and using Business Japanese and Japanese in the 70s,80s,90s has changed a lot from just textbook learning.

Ryuzaki – Youtube English girl who studied Japanese by herself in England since she was 12, learned mostly from watching videos so more of the formal Tokyo dialect.  She is probably incredibly fluent for someone who’s never taken formal Japanese classes or even gone to Japan, very diligently studies hours and hours a day and has gone to the point of being able to fluently read Japanese blogs.  Great Youtuber to follow if your looking for someone outside of Japan to teach you Japanese.

Mira – She’s a Canadian girl who moved to Japan (Tokyo) and explains things very simple.  Mostly in English and Japanese isn’t that great but she has very very insightful real day-to-day Japanese.  Great vlogger to check out if you want to check out Tokyo and real Japan living and culture.  There’s lots of things that they won’t teach you in the textbooks that are only real day to day things you can learn and see from her.

Good luck with your studies and don’t give up!  みんながんばれえ~!!