Today, 2013 August 15th, is the sixty-eighth anniversary of the day that Japan surrendered to the U.S. in 1945.
It’s called 「終戦記念日」(“VJ Day”), and it was the event the signified the end of World War II.
Tags: america, Emperor, Japan, Japanese, U.S., vj day, World War II, wwII
Check out the rainbow anime (or manga if you prefer to read).
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin
It tries to give an insight into what life was like for the less privileged in a post World War Japan. It’s a fiction so I’m not sure how much of it is accurate but it’s an interesting story.
I’ve never seen it.
Sounds interesting though. I’ll check it out if I see it.
Me too, and save it for when I can read Kanji. =)
Are you studying kanji?
Can you read / write kana?
Not yet but I aim to get into it soon. My goal is to be as fluent in Japanese speech and writing as possible before we move away in 2.5 years. I need to get my butt in gear and get moving on it.
I couldn’t understand written or spoken Japanese at all when I first came here.
It made a big difference once I could understand what is said and written everywhere.
I’m sure, specially once I start driving in town. Will help to be able to read the signs. lol
And shopping, restaurant menus, warning signs, coupons and other special deals, etc, etc
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