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Gutto! Sports Episode Guide

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Gutto! Sports

Important Note: This episode guide is still a work in progress. The guide will be updated as I watch the show! Gutto! Sports is a TV show hosted by Aiba Masaki that airs every Tuesday from 9:25 PM to 10:15 PM JST on NHK Sogo. Every episode, an athlete guests on the show. Through demonstrations and the various ‘keywords’ Aiba… Read more »

Blog: New Beginnings

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Hi all! It’s been a while since the last update on Nihongo Manabu, for that I apologise. It’s been a tiring past few months. I took up a new job in late April and let’s just say that I’ve been really busy and tired at work. That, together with my massive backlog of Arashi shows to watch has kept me… Read more »

News: Arashi’s 52nd single “Tsunagu” to be released on the 28th of June

Arashi will be releasing their 52nd single Tsunagu (つなぐ). The title song Tsunagu will be the theme song for the movie “Shinobu no Kuni” starring Arashi’s leader Ohno Satoshi. The movie is based on the best selling novel of the same name by Wada Ryou. With a duet of guitar and shamisen that brings throwbacks to the sengoku era, the… Read more »

News: Arashi’s Are You Happy? DVD/Blu-Ray to be released on the 31st of May

AYH concert live tour

Arashi’s Are You Happy concert DVD and Blu-Ray will be released on the 31st of May. The concert promotes Arashi’s 15th album, the oricon ranked no. 1 album “Are You Happy“. The concert was held from November 2016 to January 2017; a total of 18 shows attracting over 855 thousand fans was held. The tour was held in the 5 major domes… Read more »

News: Sakurai, Kamenashi and Koyama to be 24 hour TV Personality

24 hour TV

Arashi’s Sakurai Sho, KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya and NEWS’ Koyama Keiichiro have been announced as the main personalities of the 2017 24-hour Television charity event. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 24-hour TV Charity event, and the theme this year is “24 Hour Television / Love saves the Earth” (24時間テレビ40 愛は地球を救う). The news was announced on the 15th of April… Read more »

News: Ohno Satoshi’s Arashi Discovery to end on 31st March

So if you’re an Arashi fan, you may already have heard the news. Ohno’s radio program Arashi Discovery will end at the end of this month. The news was announced by Ohno during the show itself two days ago on the 16th of March. 皆さんへお知らせです3月でモーニングステップスは終了し私は違う番組のDJとして平日夜に移動します。また6時台後半のコーナー「大野智のARASHI DISCOVERY」は3月いっぱいで終了し大野智さんのFヨコでの出演は3月31日(金)をもって最後となります。大野くんホントにありがと — DJ KURIHARA (@djkurihara) March 15, 2017 Here’s a rough translation of the tweet:… Read more »

News: Arashi to release new single “I’ll be there”

I'll be there LE cover art

Update: Arsahi has performed the song on FNS music festival that aired on the 22nd of March 2017. You can watch the performance here! Arashi’s 51st single entitled “I’ll be there” will be released on the 19th of April 2017. This will be their first single release of 2017. The title song “I’ll be there” will be the theme song for… Read more »

Vocabs: Jun’s jweb blog Enjoy Vol. 146

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So Jun updated his jweb blog today! Just going to highlight a few kanji from his (short) blog post. 花粉 (かふん, kafun) – pollen Not used in the post… But since Jun was talking about pollen flying all over the place, then it makes sense to introduce the next word: 花粉症 (かふんしょう, kafunshou) – hay fever; pollinosis (allergy to pollen) 歌舞伎座 (かぶきざ,… Read more »

Vocabs: Sakurai Sho’s Ichimen with Uchimura Kohei – News Zero 8th Feb 2016

As usual, I will put up a list of some interesting vocabulary used in the Ichimen segment reviewed. If you are looking for the review, it’s over here. 体操 (たいそう, taisou) – gymnastics; physical exercises; calisthenics In this Ichimen, they are talking about the gymnast, Uchimura Kohei. 鉄棒 (てつぼう, tetsubou) 1. iron rod; iron bar; iron club 2. horizontal bar (gymnastics)… Read more »