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i like to watch movies and dramas in 4 languages - english, mandarin, japanese and korean. for japanese and korean, i depend on subtitles.

this blog contains my personal viewpoints which i want to share with you.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

dorama - the Japanese the Japanese don’t know

official website:

drama title:
Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo [日本人の知らない日本語]
oso known as the Japanese the Japanese don’t know

main cast:
Naka Riisa as Kano Haruko

salesgirl turns temp japanese language teacher to help out her old school teacher who had to be hospitalised for a period. cos she had a life transforming experience in high school when she was rescued from truancy by this teacher, and now wants to be a high school teacher too. this temp job was to be a stepping stone to a teaching career.
instead of just teaching, she found herself learning about the japanese language and about the japanese themselves, as she found out the confusion foreigners are met with when they come to live and speak in japan.

my score: 7 out of 10.
how i derived that score. if you want to know more about japanese language and culture, this is the drama for you.

why you should watch it:
riisa is a dream to watch. she has always had a charismatic screen presence, and in her bright outfits and gigantic hair bows and loud voice, you feel you can really learn something about the japanese as she teaches it. dont you wish you had a teacher like her?

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