Category Archives: 「日本人の知らない日本語」/ “The Japanese that Japanese people don’t know”

Kano Haruko (Naka Riisa) is a charismatic shop assistant who has such excellent fashion sense that she has been featured in fashion magazines. However, she is unable to give up her dream of being a high school teacher. Haruko is asked by her former teacher to teach Japanese to foreigners for three months on the understanding that he would introduce her for the high school’s Japanese language teaching position. And so, she becomes a trainee teacher at a Japanese language school where she coaches nine foreign students with strong personalities, including an Italian anime enthusiast and a Swede who is in love with ninjas, according to her own convictions, while setting her sights on becoming a high school teacher.

The Japanese That Japanese People Don’t Know (日本人の知らないの日本語) Review


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Alright everyone, I started watching “The Japanese That Japanese People Don’t Know” (「日本人の知らないの日本語」)my expectations were not too high to begin with, and I thought that I would become bored pretty fast from the title… But was I ever WRONG!

This Japanese Drama blew me out of the water with the great mix of personalities, playful attitude, seriousness when needed, tons of interesting aspects of Japan and daily life, and not to mention actual Japanese Language pointers!  If you are looking for something to get into where you can watch it more than once, this is a definite 5 out of 5 on my list.  What I really enjoyed the most out of this series was how it showed a group of people of all ages working for their dreams and all the struggles that were part of their journeys.

I can get more in-depth if anyone is interested on specifics, or talking about favorite parts, but only if you ask! 😉

So far we are off to a great start, and there are still about 30 different titles left for me to check out.  If there is anything in particular that you feel is worth checking out, or avoiding, let me know!

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