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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 »

Arashi ni Shiyagare Episode Guide

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This episode guide is a work in progress! New episodes are added on as I catch up to Arashi TV shows. Thank you for your patience! Remember: THIS IS JUST AN EPISODE GUIDE. #0 – [2010.04.24] Cream Stew #1 – [2010.05.01] Shimura Ken #2 – [2010.05.08] Nakamura Shido #3 – [2010.05.15] Takada Junji, Savanna #4 – [2010.05.22] Nakayama Hideyuki, Katou… Read more »

TV Show: Aiba Manabu, a short introduction

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Aiba Manabu (相葉マナブ) is a variety show hosted by Aiba Masaki. The show is produced by TV Asahi, and it started on the 21st of April, 2013. It’s a 30 minute show that airs from 6 pm to 6:30 pm every Sunday. Manabu, or 学ぶ, means to learn. And that is precisely what the show is about. Aiba learns about… Read more »

TV Show/Vocabs: Ninosan 3rd & 10th May 2015

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So I’ll like to do a brief review on two episodes of Ninosan. Why two episodes in one post? Because of the format of the show. It’s one theme every two weeks, with the second week being a direct continuation of the first. Read an introduction of the show here. Anyway, the show this time is about behind the scenes… Read more »

TV Show: Ninosan, a short introduction

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Ninosan is, a variety show hosted by Ninomiya Kazunari (aka Nino). The show is produced by NTV and started on the 24th of April 2013. It’s a short, 30 minutes program that airs every Sunday, from 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm, JST (for the Kanto region that is. The schedule varies in the other regions.) The program started as a… Read more »

Vocabs: Aiba Manabu 10th May 2015

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A continuation of the previous week’s show, this week Aiba and Co. continues their quest to gather ingredients for the ekiben. This week’s show starts with the gang heading up the mountains to pick wild vegetables. 山菜 (さんさい, sansai) – edible wild plants 山 means mountain, while 菜 means vegetables. Mountain vegetables. How apt! 菜 (ぜんまい, zenmai) – Japanese royal… Read more »

Vocabs: Aiba Manabu 3rd May 2015

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In this episode of Aiba manabu, Aiba and Co. goes to a Inazusa station, a small unmanned station (yes, many small train stations in Japan are unmanned!) in a local train line, to make a one day special ekiben (see below) for the locals. Apart from bringing some cheer to the local residents, they also learn about the local produce… Read more »

Vocabs: Tensai Shimura Doubutsuen 11 Apr 2015

Some pickup vocab from watching TSD! 口実 (こうじつ, koujitsu) – excuse, pretext 営業 (えいぎょう, eigyou) – business; trade; sales; operations 底力 (そこぢから, sokochikara) – latent energy; reserve strength; potentiality 喫茶店 (きっさてん, kissaten) – coffee shop; tearoom; coffee lounge; coffeehouse; cafe Definitions from jisho.org

Vocabs: VSA tweets (12th Mar to 10th May)

Some pick up vocabs from the tweets. 活躍 (かつやく, katsuyaku) 1. activity (esp. energetic); great efforts; conspicuous service 2. to flourish; to participate actively; to play an active role 取材 (しゅざい, Shuzai) 1. news coverage; collecting data (e.g. for an article); covering (something for media) 2. interview You often would hear this word on news programs. Like when the news… Read more »

Vocabs: AnShi 31st Jan 2015 edition

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As usual, all definitions are taken from http://beta.jisho.org/. (Please check the site for the full definition and details of each word/phrase. I’ve left details like whether the word is used as a noun or verb etc out)宿命 (しゅくめい, shukumei) 1. Fate; destiny; predestination. You hear this word quite a few times throughout the episode… not because they kept saying it,… Read more »