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  • July 2024 issue is now on sale!

    The June 2024 Issue Is Now On Sale!

    ひらがなタイムズ2024年7月号が発売中です。

    Cover Story

    Spreading to the World : “Homaekake”

    世界へ広がる「帆前掛け」
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    JAPAN STYLE

    Magical Apron: Homaekake 
    魔法のエプロン:帆前掛け
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    JAPANese News

    News Review

    The Returns for the Crowdfunding are Stones or Branches
    クラウドファンディングのリターンは、いしやえだ
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    New Expression & Buzzwords

    クラウドファンディングのリターンは、いしやえだ / 猫ミーム
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    Hate? (Huh?) / はて?
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    Close Up Japan

    Noto Peninsula’s Slow Recovery
    復興が進まない能登半島
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    Pros and Cons

    Pros and Cons on Restricting Language
    言葉の制限への賛否の声
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    Nihongo Spirit

    Nihongo Spirit, Leading Article

    The Origin of Japanese – Yamato Language
    日本語の原点ーー大和言葉
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    Echoes of Japan

    Japanese Continues to Evolve by Incorporating Foreign Words
    外国語を取り入れて進化を続ける日本語
    >> Read Content (coming soon)

    Japan Savvy

    Goldfish that Brings Happiness
    幸せを呼ぶ金魚
    Become a Goldfish Savvy | 金魚通になる
    >> Read Content (coming soon)

     

    Japan Trend

    Topics & Events

    Exhibition of the most popular action games tracing 20 years of history20年の歴史をたどる大人気アクションゲームの展覧会
    A large-scale exhibition of the creative group CLAMP創作集団CLAMPの大規模展覧会

    Japan Products

    • Crib Tatami | ベビーベッド畳
    • L’AMIPLUS Hand Cream | ラミプリュスハンドクリーム
    • Toy Camera Pieni II | トイカメラ ピエニ 2
    • Tuna Dismantling! Sushi Chef Set | マグロ解体!寿司職人セット

    Spotlight

    Specialty Store Where You can Experience UME Works
    梅仕事が体験できる専門店

    >> Read Content (coming soon)

    Japan is country filled with Mystical Blue
    日本は神秘なブルーに満ちた国
    >> Read Content (coming soon) 

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  • June 2024 issue is now on sale!

    The June 2024 Issue Is Now On Sale!

    ひらがなタイムズ2024年6月号が発売中です。

    Cover Story

    Mountains’ Communion: Japan’s Source of Energy
    山々の交信__日本のエネルギーの源
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    JAPAN STYLE

    Receiving Life from the Mountains: The Japanese Experience
    山から命をもらう日本人。
    >> Read Content (coming soon)

    JAPANese News

    News Review

    “Keganashi” Traffic Safety
    「けがなし」でこうつうあんぜん
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    New Expression & Buzzwords

    Maruhara (Maru harassment) / マルハラ
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    Jitome (Scornful eyes) / ジト目
    >> Read Content (coming soon)

    Close Up Japan

    Are robots enemies or friends of humans?
    ロボットは人間にとって、敵? 友達!?
    >> Read Content (coming soon)

    Pros and Cons

    Voices for and against Legalizing Optional Selective Married Couples’ Separate Surnames Law
    選択的夫婦別姓法制化への賛否の声
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    Nihongo Spirit

    Nihongo Spirit, Leading Article

    Male and Female Speech Style
    男言葉と女言葉
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    Echoes of Japan

    Japanese Language Changing with the Times
    時代と共に変化する日本語
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    Japan Savvy

    Walking with healing
    癒やされて、歩く
    Become a Mountain Savvy | 山通になる
    >> Read Content (coming soon)

     

    Japan Trend

    Topics & Events

    Exhibition on the hidden secrets of insects 知られざる昆虫の秘密に迫る展覧会
    A retrospective exhibition tracing the creative activities of YASUHIKO Yoshikazu 安彦良和の創作活動をたどる回顧展

    Japan Products

    • Fuwa Urushi KOMLA | 浮漆「KOMLA」
    • Koya Tofu Cookies | こうやとうふクッキー
    • Aburatorigami Ramune | あぶらとり紙 ラムネ
    • Naozane Sake Jelly | 直実日本酒ぜりぃ

    Spotlight

    “Growing kendama”
    「育てるけん玉」

    >> Read Content (coming soon)

    Wasabi, Living in Water.
    水で生きる、わさび。
    >> Read Content (coming soon) 

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  • May 2024 issue is now on sale!

    The May 2024 Issue Is Now On Sale!

    ひらがなタイムズ2024年5月号が発売中です。

    Cover Story

    With Prayers and Wishes for Noto
    能登へ祈りと願いを込めて
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    Mingei Daruma

    JAPAN STYLE

    Connecting to the Future, MINGEI
    未来につなげる民藝
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    202405 h

    JAPANese News

    News Review

    Conduct a Memorial Ceremony for Your Fave Merchandise
    おしかつグッズをくよう
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    New Expression & Buzzwords

    Ear Acupuncture Jewelry / 耳つぼジュエリー
    >> Read Content (coming soon)

    Tibetan Sand Fox Face / チベスナ顔
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    Close Up Japan

    A New Ninja Movie Depicting the True Essence of “Shinobi” is Born
    「忍」本来の姿を描いた、新しいNinja映画が誕生
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    Pros and Cons

    Pros and Cons of the Film “Father of the Atomic Bomb”
    「原爆の父」の映画に賛否の声
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    Nihongo Spirit

    Nihongo Spirit, Leading Article

    In Ancient Times, There were No Borders
    古代に国境はなかった
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    Echoes of Japan

    The Radiance of Myths Continuing into the Modern Age
    現代にも続く神話の輝き
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    Japan Savvy

    With Love to Bento
    Bentoに愛を込めて
    Become a Bento Savvy | 弁当通になる
    >> Read Content (coming soon)

    Japan Trend

    Topics & Events

    An exhibition tracing the history of the vehicle 乗り物のの歴史をたどる展覧会
    An exhibition that allows visitors to experience the bath culture of ancient Rome and Japan 古代ローマと日本のお風呂文化を体感できる展覧会

    Japan Products

    • OMOSHIROI CALENDAR | DAILY World Travel -Blue | おもしろいカレンダー デイリー ワールドトラベル – ブルー
    • American Wheat / Extra Special Bitter | アメリカンウィート/エクストラスペシャルビター
    • Wax dyeing large handkerchief kits | ろうけつ染め大判ハンカチキット
    • ORIFUSI Smooth face soap | ORIFUSI なめらか洗顔石鹸
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    Spotlight

    The World’s First Theme Parkwith the immersive experience
    没入体験が味わえる世界初のテーマパーク

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    immersive

    “The Water of Life” gratefully Partaking.
    「命の水」いただきます。
    >> Read Content (coming soon)

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  • April 2024 issue is now on sale!

    The April 2024 Issue Is Now On Sale!

    ひらがなタイムズ2024年4月号が発売中です。

    Cover Story

    A Joyous and Peaceful Spring!
    春うらら!
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    Haru

    JAPAN STYLE

    A Daily-evolving, Incredibly Delicious Ramen
    日々進化する、美味しすぎるラーメン
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    Ramen

    JAPANese News

    News Review

    An Event Combining Sports and Bamboo Shoot Digging
    スポーツとたけのこほりをくみあわせたイベント
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    New Expression & Buzzwords

    Omeari (Congratulations and Thank you) / おめあり
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    Oyakaku (Confirm with Parents) / オヤカク
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    Close Up Japan

    A New Pinnacle of Lunar Landing: Pinpoint Landing
    月面着陸の新たな頂点:ピンポイント着陸
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    Pros and Cons

    A Ukrainian-born Model is Chosen as Miss Japan
    ミス日本にウクライナ運まれのモデルが選ばれる
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    Nihongo Spirit

    Nihongo Spirit, Leading Article

    Can Japanese Culture “Save Humanity’s End”!?
    日本文化が「人類の終末」を救う!?
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    Echoes of Japan

    Japan as Seen by Foreigners in History
    歴史上の外国人が見た日本
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    Japan Savvy

    Fluttering and Flurries of Flowers
    ひらりひらりと花吹雪
    Become an Cherry Blossom Savvy | 桜通になる
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    Japan Trend

    Topics & Events

    Exhibition tracing 250 years of the Yoshiwara 吉原の250年をたどる展覧会
    Exhibition on the wonders of mammals 哺乳類の不思議に迫まる展覧会

    Japan Products

    • Stuffed toy pouch featuring sea turtles | アオウミガメの赤ちゃんのぬいぐるみポーチ
    • Binder-type cat help diary | バインダー式ねこヘルプ手帳
    • Banana Peel Supple | バナナの皮サプリ
    • Origami Cup® Fuji Rokugasane | おりがみカップ®「富士六重ね」ト
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    Spotlight

    Aiming to be “be looked up to by the grandchildren”
    「孫にも一目置かれる存在」を目指して

    >> Read Content

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    Hiragana Times EXPO

    Syrian Arab Pavilion

    Embassy of Syrian Arab x Gakyojin BUNTA iNOUE
    シリア大使館 × 画狂人 井上文太
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    © BUNTA iNOUE

    Syrian Arab JAPAN +×♡ / タスケアイ

    A Country Bridging Eastern and Western Cultures
    東西文化の架け橋の国
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    Syria
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  • March 2024 issue is now on sale!

    The March 2024 Issue Is Now On Sale!

    ひらがなタイムズ2024年3月号が発売中です。

    Cover Story

    Uma Ku Iku (Everythings Gonna Be Alright)
    馬九行久
    >> Read Content

    Hiragana Times March 2024

    JAPAN STYLE

    Blades Imbued with a Sacred Radiance, Housing the Soul
    神聖な輝きに魂宿す刀剣
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    Hiragana Times March 2024

    JAPANese News

    News Review

    Turning Food Samples on the Airport’s Carousel
    くうこうのターンテーブルをまわるしょくひんサンプル
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    New Expression & Buzzwords

    Wan-kan (One-can) / ワン缶
    >> Read Content

    Kitetsu (Train color fashion) / 着鉄
    >> Read Content

    Close Up Japan

    Wisdom for Disaster Reduction Inherited in Earthquake-prone Japan
    地震大国・日本で受け継がれてきた減災の知恵
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    Pros and Cons

    Calls for Abolishing the Treatment of Pets as Cargo and Allowing Them to Board With Passengers in the Cabin
    ペットの貨物扱い廃止と機内への同伴搭乗を求める声
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    Nihongo Spirit

    Nihongo Spirit, Leading Article

    A Culture of Ambiguous Expressions and Implicit Understanding
    あいまい表現と察する文化
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    Nihongodo Practice

    What Are the Genetic Roots of the Japanese People?
    日本人の遺伝子ルーツは?
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    Japan Savvy

    Japanese People Who Love Hot Springs
    温泉を愛してやまない日本人
    Become an Onsen Savvy | 温泉通になる
    >> Read Content

    Japan Trend

    Topics & Events

    An Exhibition Featuring Hina Dolls From All Over Japan 日本各地の雛人形が集う展覧会
    An Exhibition Commemorating the 900th Anniversary of the Construction of Chuson-ji Temple 中尊寺金色堂の建立900年を記念した展覧会

    Japan Products

    • WOODEN PUZZLE GOJUNO TOWER | 3D ウッドパズル 五重の塔
    • Kishu Hinoki Bento Box | 紀州桧くりぬき弁当箱
    • Umamo | うま藻
    • Vegetable sheet | やさいシート
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    Spotlight

    Endangered Tea
    絶滅危惧茶

    >> Read Content

    絶滅危惧茶

    Hiragana Times EXPO

    Panama Pavilion

    Embassy of Panama x Gakyojin BUNTA iNOUE
    パナマ大使館 × 画狂人 井上文太
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    Panama-Japan 120 anniversary

    Panama JAPAN +×♡ / タスケアイ

    For World Peace and Economic Stability
    世界平和と経済安定のために
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    Hiragana Times Expo
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  • February 2024 issue is now on sale!

    February 2024 Issue Is Now On Sale!

    ひらがなタイムズ2024年2月号が発売中です。

    Cover Story

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    JAPAN STYLE

    📖 The Allure of Yakitori
    やきとりの魅力

    Yakitori

    JAPANese News

    News Review

    🎧 Making Socks by Riding a Bicycle
    じてんしゃをこいでつくるくつした

    New Expression & Buzzwords

    🎧 Purple Company / パープル起業
    🎧 Miru shou (Watching Shogi) / 観る将

    Close Up Japan

    🎧 The Appeal of Hiragana is Now Attracting Attention Again
    今、再注目される、ひらがなの魅力

    Pros and Cons

    🎧 Bear Damage is Sharply Increasing Nationwide
    全国でクマ被害が急増

    Nihongo Spirit

    Nihongo Spirit, Leading Article

    🎧 Japanese as a Culture
    文化としての日本語

    Nihongodo Practice

    🎧 Foundation Day of Japan
    日本の建国日

    Japan Savvy

    🎧 Snow Flutters
    雪が舞う
    Become a Snow Savvy | 雪通になる

    Japan Trend

    Topics & Events

    日本の巨大ロボットを知る展覧会 – Exhibition to Learn About Japanese Giant Robots
    音楽家・坂本龍一を追悼する展覧会– Exhibition in Memory of SAKAMOTO Ryuichi, Musician

    Japan Products

    • tape recorder | テープレコーダー
    • You Are My Treasure Snood | キミはボクの宝物スヌード
    • Immersion Dripper SWITCH | 浸漬式セラミックドリッパー スイッチ
    • Hokkaido canola oil | 北海道産なたね油

    Spotlight

    Cho Kabuki
    超歌舞伎

    Japanese School Experience
    日本の学校体験

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  • January 2024 issue is now on sale!

    January 2024 Issue Is Now On Sale!

    ひらがなタイムズ2024年1月号が発売中です。

    JAPAN Art

    Cover Story

    Listening to the Voices of Microorganisms
    微生物の声を聞く

    202401-001

    JAPAN STYLE

    “Itadakimasu” with Miso Soup
    お味噌汁から「いただきます」

    202401-002

    Hiragana Times EXPO

    World Pavillion

    Embassy of Ecuador x Gakyojin BUNTA iNOUE
    エクアドル大使館 × 画狂人 井上文太

    Paradise Under the Sun: The Resonance of Nature and Tradition in Ecuador
    太陽の下の楽園:エクアドルの自然と伝統の共鳴

    202401-003

    JAPAN +× ♡

    A Country that Respects and Loves Nature
    自然を重んじ愛する国

    H. E. Mr. César Augusto MONTAÑO Huerta | Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ecuador
    駐日エクアドル共和国特命全権大使 セサル・アウグスト・モンターニョ・ウエルタさん

    202401-004

    JAPANese News

    News Review

    🎧 Lucky Temple Cat
    幸運の寺猫

    New Expression & Buzzwords

    🎧 Atmosphere Handsome / 雰囲気イケメン
    🎧 Drinking xx / 飲む○○

    Close Up Japan

    🎧 The Anticipated Next-generation Energy Originating from Japan
    期待される日本発の次世代エネルギー

    Pros and Cons

    🎧 Hereditary and Family Business in Japanese Politics
    日本の政界における世襲化・家業化

    Nihongo Spirit

    Nihongo Spirit, Leading Article

    🎧 Japanese is a Language that Facilitates the Exchange of Hearts
    日本語は心を交流させる言語

    Nihongodo Practice

    🎧 Wisdom in Peaceful Resolution of Territorial Disputes
    領土争いを平和的に解決した知恵

    Japan Savvy

    🎧 Ochazuke, the Ultimate Fast Food
    究極のファーストフード「お茶漬け」

    Japan Trend

    Topics & Events

    – Exhibition of the Versatile Artist Hon’ami Koetsu
    多才な芸術家 本阿弥光悦の展覧会
    – A Major Solo Exhibition of MURAKAMI Takashi, a Pioneer of Contemporary Art
    現代アートの先駆者 村上隆の大規模な個展

    Japan Products

    • Baked cake tin series to go with Japanese tea | 日本茶に合う焼き菓子缶シリーズ
    • Sashimi soy sauce caramel | さしみ醤油キャラメル
    • Hatae | 二十重
    • MITATE | MITATE

    Spotlight

    A Bar where you can Enjoy DIY with Scrap Wood
    廃材で楽しむモノづくりバー

    202401-005
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  • December 2023 issue is now on sale!

    December 2023 Issue Is Now On Sale!

    ひらがなタイムズ2023年12月号が発売中です。

    JAPAN Art

    Cover Story

    Conducting Gold
    伝導する黄金

    202312-001

    JAPAN ARTIST

    The Story of Sculpture, Vessels, nd Salvation
    彫刻と器と救いのはなし

    Ms. TOUGANE Hijiri
    東金 聖さん

    202312-002

    JAPAN STYLE

    Kintsugi, a Golden Joinery Reviving Life
    いのち、よみがえる金継ぎ

    202312-003

    JAPANese News

    News Review

    🎧 Eye Protection Show by Drone
    ドローンによる目の愛護ショー

    New Expression & Buzzwords

    🎧 Naaze naaze / なぁぜなぁぜ
    🎧 Minato-ku Joshi / 港区女子

    Close Up Japan

    🎧 Manga is Establishing Itself as a Major form of Entertainment
    一大エンターテインメントの地位を確立しつつあるまんが

    Pros and Cons

    🎧 The “No Abuse Ordinance,” to Protect Children
    子どもを守る「虐待禁止条例」

    Nihongo Spirit

    Nihongo Spirit, Leading Article

    🎧 Is Japan Worthy of Being a World Cultural Leader!?
    日本は世界の文化リーダーにふさわしい!?

    Nihongodo Practice

    🎧 Wa-you secchuu (Fusion of Japanese and Western styles)
    和洋折衷

    Echoes of Historic Japan

    🎧 Nobunaga and Tea Ceremony
    信長と茶会

    Japan Trend

    Topics & Events

    – A Collection of Valuable Items Related to the Imperial Household
    皇室ゆかりの貴重な品が一同に
    – Exhibition of Samurai by Hokusai
    北斎が描くサムライの展覧会

    Japan Products

    • PÉPET | ペペット
    • Powdered yogurt | 粉ヨーグルト
    • Craft Onsen-jp YUGAWARA | クラフト温泉 湯河原
    • CHOIKOTA | ちょいこた

    Spotlight

    Anyone Can Be Santa Claus
    誰でもサンタクロースになれる

    202312-004
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  • November 2023 issue is now on sale!

    November 2023 Issue Is Now On Sale!

    ひらがなタイムズ2023年11月号が発売中です。

    JAPAN Art

    Cover Story

    If you Don’t See it, You Can’t See
    観なければ見えない

    202311-001

    JAPAN ARTIST

    The Ocean is a School
    海は学校

    Mr. KITAJIMA Kiyotaka | Island Photographer
    アイランド・フォトグラファー 北島清隆さん

    202311-002

    Hiragana Times EXPO

    World Pavillion

    Embassy of Israel x Gakyojin BUNTA iNOUE
    イスラエル大使館 × 画狂人 井上文太

    Begin Your Journey to Peace and Development
    平和と発展への旅立ち

    202311-003

    JAPAN +× ♡

    A Country with a Rich Culture and a Desire for True Peace
    豊かな文化を持ち、真の平和を願う国

    H. E. Mr. Gilad COHEN | Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Japan
    駐日イスラエル国特命全権大使 ギラッド・コーヘンさん

    202311-004

    JAPANese News

    News Review

    🎧 The Historical Pipe Organ
    伝統のパイプオルガン

    New Expression & Buzzwords

    🎧 Shime Pafe / 締めパフェ
    🎧 Resuba / レスバ

    Close Up Japan

    🎧 Sustainable Society Expected from Rice Flour Revival
    米粉の復活で期待される、サステナブルな社会

    Pros and Cons

    🎧 Agitators and puppets on the release of treated water from nuclear power plants
    原発処理水放出をあおる人、踊らされる人

    Nihongo Spirit

    Nihongo Spirit, Leading Article

    🎧 Nihongodo and Bushido
    日本語道と武士道

    Nihongodo Practice

    🎧 Bushi no Nasake (Samurai’ s Mercy)
    武士の情け

    Echoes of Historic Japan

    🎧 The Decision to Put Your Life on the Line
    命をかけた決断

    Japan Trend

    Topics & Events

    – Exhibition on the Fascination of Traditional Japanese Cuisine
    和食の魅力に迫る展覧会
    – International art fair from Kyoto
    京都発の国際的なアートフェア

    Japan Products

    • Namakuri | なまくり
    • Tiger Kamado | 魔法のかまどごはん
    • Smartphone bag with a shoulder strap | スマホショルダー
    • Washi tabi socks that do not get cold and are not damp | 冷えないムレない和紙の足袋靴下

    Spotlight

    Bringing Japanese Food to the World with Kosher Certification
    コーシャ認証で日本の食を世界へ

    202311-005
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  • October 2023 issue is now on sale!

    October 2023 Issue Is Now On Sale!

    ひらがなタイムズ2023年10月号が発売中です。

    JAPAN Art

    Cover Story

    Traditional Handicrafts that Guide the Light
    光を導びく伝統の手しごと

    202310-001

    JAPAN ARTIST

    How Does He Make These?
    どうやって作っているんだ?

    Mr. NABETANI Junichi, the third generation of the Nabetani Glass Kogeisha.
    鍋谷グラス工芸社3代目 鍋谷淳一さん

    202310-002

    Japan Style

    Can you Eat 10 Balls of Udon?
    うどん10玉食べられますか?

    202310-003

    JAPANese News

    News Review

    🎧 Sheep Announcing the Arrival of Guests
    お客の到着を知らせる羊

    New Expression & Buzzwords

    🎧 Komikomide / こみこみで
    🎧 Oshihen / 推し変

    Close Up Japan

    🎧 Background of the Tanka Trend that Captured the Hearts and Minds of the Youth
    若者たちの心を捉えた短歌ブームの背景

    Pros and Cons

    🎧 Structure of a Divided World
    分断世界の構造

    Nihongo Spirit

    Nihongo Spirit, Leading Article

    🎧 The Philosophy Behind the Japanese Language
    日本語の背景にある哲学

    Nihongodo Practice

    🎧 Mottainai
    もったいない

    Echoes of Historic Japan

    🎧 Ono no Komachi – A Woman’s Heart Spelled Out Through the Ages
    小野小町--時代を超えて綴られる女心

    Japan Trend

    Topics & Events

    – A Large Exhibition of Original Artwork Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Serialization
    連載開始40周年を記念した大原画展
    – Exhibition of “Yamato-e” Paintings that Have Been Passed Down Through the Millennia
    千年を超えて描き継がれる「やまと絵」の展覧会

    Japan Products

    • Sobokuni Chiffon | ソボクニシフォン
    • Baby Banana | ベイビーバナナ
    • Osaka local trump(Playing cards) | ご当地トランプシリーズ「大阪トランプ」
    • INCENSE OF MEMORIES | あの日のおもかげ線香

    Spotlight

    Video Recording Service to Experience Your Child’s Growth
    子供の成長を実感できる動画撮影サービス

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