Voices in Japan
Voices in Japan
Jul 31, 2019
Are Japanese People Headed to Extinction?
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Japan is facing critical population-related problems.  Most notably, it has an aging population due to a declining birth rate.  As a result, people in the country are growing increasingly concerned about the future of Japan, the stability of its social insurance programs and, believe it or not, whether or not the Japanese race itself will be around in a couple hundred years.  Despite those concerns, there is some pushback against the immigration programs that the government is introducing in an effort to increase the size of the labor force, and people feel they have stronger reasons not to have more children.  How do these podcasters see these issues affecting their own daily lives in Japan, listen to find out now!

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Absolute Beginner #25 - Do You Remember the Japanese Grammar You've Learned in this Series? - Audio
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101! Don\'t forget to stop by JapanesePod101.com for more great Japanese Language Learning Resources! -------Lesson Dialog------- ----Formal ---- テイラー:らいねん、メキシコにいきます。 かおり:どうして? テイラー:ぼくのいもうとのけっこんしきがあります。 まさと:おめでとうございます。 :いいですね。いついきますか。 テイラー:6がつです。 かおり:へー。ちえみさんもいきますか? テイラー:はい!サラもいきます。マトリーもいきます。 かおり:マトリーも?すごい。 テイラー:そのあと、にほんにいきます。 まさと:ほんとう?やった! Click here to listen to the entire conversation. ----Formal Vowelled---- テイラー:らいねん、メキシコにいきます。 かおり:どうして? テイラー:ぼくのいもうとのけっこんしきがあります。 まさと:おめでとうございます。 :いいですね。いついきますか。 テイラー:ろくがつです。 かおり:へー。ちえみさんもいきますか? テイラー:はい!サラもいきます。マトリーもいきます。 かおり:マトリーも?すごい。 テイラー:そのあと、にほんにいきます。 まさと:ほんとう?やった! ----Formal Romanization---- Teirā: Rainen, mekishiko ni ikimasu. Kaori: Dōshite? Teirā: Boku no imōto no kekkonshiki ga arimasu. Masato: Omedetō gozaimasu. :Ii desu ne. Itsu ikimasu ka. Teirā: Rokugatsu desu. Kaori: Hē. Chiemi-san mo ikimasu ka? Teirā: Hai! Sara mo ikimasu. Matorī mo ikimasu. Kaori: Matorī mo? Sugoi. Teirā: Sono ato, nihon ni ikimasu. Masato: Hontō? Yatta! ----Formal English---- Taylor: I\'m going to Mexico next year. Kaori: Why? Taylor: My little sister is getting married. Masato: Congratulations. :That\'s nice. When are you going? Taylor: In June. Kaori: Neat! Is Chiemi going too? Taylor: Yes! Sarah will also go. Muttley will go too. Kaori: Muttley too? Wow. Taylor: After that, we\'ll go to Japan. Masato: Really? Yay! --------------------------- Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101! Don\'t forget to stop by JapanesePod101.com for more great Japanese Language Learning Resources!
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Nihongo SWiTCH
Nihongo SWiTCH
Iku Yamamoto
📚LET’S READ A JAPANESE BOOK WITH ME.『えんとつ町のプペル』を読む|『POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN』 The First Half.
This content is made with the permission of Akihiro Nishino, the author of the book えんとつ町のプペル/ POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN. 【話題 わだい Topics】 大人も楽しめる絵本 A picture book that adults can enjoy, too. えんとつ町のプペル(前半)Reading aloud the first half of the book.(1:31 - 14:15) これは未来の話か現在の話か? Is it about our future or the present society? えんとつ町のプペル was published in Japan in 2016 and became a best-selling picture book at an exceptional speed. You can read the book freely in Japanese and other languages on the Internet, thanks to the author, Nishino Akihiro. In 2020, the author made the book into an animation movie as a general director and is currently a big buzz in Japan, and is scheduled to be screened overseas. 🌟You can read the book in Japanese and English here.: https://poupelle.com/book.php 🌟You can read the book in a blog-style in Japanese here.: https://r25.jp/article/581356883170827173 🌟You can read the book in 18 different languages here.: http://poupelle-multilingual.com/ * Nihongo SWiTCH episodes are made as a podcast and are converted into YouTube videos with subtitles.   頭の中の日本語のスイッチを入れて、聞いてね。 Let’s flip "Nihongo SWiTCH '' now! *Music from Epidemic Sound 🌸 Support Iku @https://www.buymeacoffee.com/IkuYamamoto 🌸 The full TRANSCRIPT is available at:        @https://www.nihongoswitch.com 🌸 This PODCAST is available at Apple Podcast, Spotify, etc.        @https://www.buzzsprout.com/806075  🌸 この冬、聞きたいJ-popのプレーリストをspotifyで公開(こうかい)しています。 リンク→ https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5WclJavgcBmaAczXoFvJSy Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/IkuYamamoto)
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