There is a famous “Serecto-shop” called “BEAMS” in Japan. They presented a music movie regarding Tokyo culture including fashion and music in 2016 which was their 40 years anniversary. You can see how fashion and music in Tokyo had changed with the times in the last 40 years. It was uploaded four years ago, however it still looks cool and never gets old!
※セレクトショップ (Serecto shoppu ) : 和製英語（わせいえいご）です。色々なメーカーやブランドの商品を売っている店。 The origin of this word is “Select shop” and this is a Japanese-English word. “Serecto shop” is a boutique and a store with a wide selection of brands and clothes selected by buyers and managers.
A tittle of song in this movie is ” Konya wa Boogie Back”, which a Japanese musician “Kenji Ozawa” and Rap group “Scha Dara Parr” were collaborating. This song was released in 1994 and was a massive hit, however still loved now. There are two versions.
1. “Konya wa Boogie Back (nice vocal) by Kenji Ozawa feat. Scha Dara Parr” and 2. “Konya wa Boogie Back (smooth rap) by Scha Dara Parr feat. Kenji Ozawa ”
カラオケで歌うと盛り上がりますよ！おためしください！ You can be a star if you sing this song at Karaoke! Please try!
In this match season, Sumo wrestlers must not go out after coming inside of the venue once. Therefore, many of them bring their handmade bentos. Those bentos has been a hot topic on twitter and Instagram currently since all of them look very delicious and also you can see many “Kyara-ben ( Character lunch box )”. Can you imagine the scene that the big and strong sumo wrestlers are making a cute “Kyara-ben”? It makes you smile when you see the other side of big men.
日本相撲協会の公式インスタグラムから写真を何枚か転載させていただきます。 I repost some photos of official Instagram for Japan Sumo Association.
I think Japanese people like to make an abbreviation and use it. For example, “Sumaho” is a short form of “smartphone”, “apo” is “appointment”, “entame” is abbreviation for “entertainment” and etc. There are many many more words like these.
Especially, high school girls are genius to create new vocabularies and make them shorter. On the other day, some TV show introduced abbreviations which high school girls used on social media these days. Actually I did not know most of them! How about you?
さて、いくつ分かりましたか。答えは下です。 Now how many did you know? The answers are below.
1 あざます：ありがとうございます Azamasu : Arigato-u-gozaimasu / Thank you
It is interesting, is it? I think that high school girls often create new words, therefore these abbreviations should be disappearing soon even though we learn them now. However, I wonder what new words are coming up next.
There is a cheap and delicious tatchinomi-ya which is a Japanese style pub in Akasaka, Tokyo. “Tachinomi-ya” is the pub without any chair to sit. Tachi means “standing”. Nomi means “drinking”. Ya means “shop”.
Many people think that you have to pay lots of money at restaurants in Akasaka, however this pub is different.
場所はこちらです。 Here is the map below.
Shop staffs are friendly, they have good atmosphere, and that is why I like this tachinomi-ya.