100 Japanese Things

In Which 100 Japanese Things Shall Be Revealed, So That You May Learn Much Japanese From Them

Thing # 3: The Man’s Liberation Oasis: R25 February 29, 2008

Filed under: advanced,intermediate — eatabug @ 7:00 am
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R25.jp is a weekly net-paper home to a plethora of conversation starting information mainly about (but not limited to) Japan. It is geared toward male readers.

The page is divided up into different categories like “Life”, “Economics”, “Politics”, “Miscellaneous”, and “Sports”. Originally R25 was a free paper handed out on the streets (it still is) so the articles are written short and succinct so guys could read them during their commute to work (R stands for “Recruit” and 25 is for guys 25 years and up).

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Examples of some of the article headlines:

大昔から「黄金」ばかりが珍重されるのはなぜ?

おおむかしから おおきん ばかりが ちんちょう されるのはなぜ?
(Why Has Gold Always Been So Highly Prized?)

尿は健康のバロメーター?トイレで健康チェックしよう!

にょうはけんこうのばろめーたー?といれでけんこうちぇっくしよう!

(Is Urine a Health Barometer? Check Your Health in the Restroom!)

ちょっとワルい男が女性にモテる理由って?

ちょっと わるい おとこが じょせい に もてる りゆうって?

(Why Are Bad Boys So Popular Among the Ladies?)

In addition to their shorter articles, they also feature longer editorial style essays written by contemporary Japanese writers.

Another bonus: weekly interviews, usually with someone from the entertainment/arts industry like musicians, filmmakers, or actors. Past interviews have included: Demon Kogure, Tadao Ando, Thom Yorke, & Quentin Tarantino.

AND FOR THE LADIES: Be sure to check out L25.jp

 

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