終戦記念日

15 Aug

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.

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8 Responses to “終戦記念日”

  1. Sam August 15, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    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.

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    • tokyo5 August 15, 2013 at 12:24 am #

      I’ve never seen it.
      Sounds interesting though. I’ll check it out if I see it.

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      • ddupre315 August 15, 2013 at 7:35 am #

        Me too, and save it for when I can read Kanji. =)

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      • tokyo5 August 15, 2013 at 8:16 am #

        Are you studying kanji?
        Can you read / write kana?

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      • ddupre315 August 15, 2013 at 8:18 am #

        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.

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      • tokyo5 August 15, 2013 at 9:09 am #

        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.

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      • ddupre315 August 15, 2013 at 9:13 am #

        I’m sure, specially once I start driving in town. Will help to be able to read the signs. lol

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      • tokyo5 August 15, 2013 at 9:31 am #

        And shopping, restaurant menus, warning signs, coupons and other special deals, etc, etc

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