Makoto e-Zine #4 Audio Files

Makoto e-Zine #4 Audio Files


Issue #4
July 2018

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Listen to the story about ninja history and techniques. The story is recorded both regular speed and slowed down.

Reader Sound Files NORMAL SPEED: Click to Download

 

Reader Sound Files SLOW SPEED: Click to Download


IN THIS ISSUE:

SUSHI
NEW READER: Ninja

ž Laughs, Jokes, Riddles, and Puns
ž Prefecture Spotlight: Aichi
ž Etymology
ž Phrase of the Day: Love Words
ž Japanese Art: Byobu
ž Kanji Spotlight
ž Grammar Time!

Japan’s Prefectures

Japan’s Prefectures

Japan is divided into 11 regions. These regions are further divided into 47 prefectures. Our list starts from the most northern part of Japan (Hokkaido) and ends with the most southern (Okinawa).

This page contains detailed information on each of the prefectures.

Note: Please give the Flash time to load — Click on any prefecture to hear the Prefecture and Capital City

About the Prefectures:
Japan is divided into a total of 47 parts. However, they are not all called ken (prefecture). Of the 47, 43 are called “ken” — (prefecture). 2 are called ‘fu’ (Osaka & Kyoto). 1 is called “do” (Hokkai DO). 1 is called ‘to’ (Tokyo to)

Download the Prefecture map as a PDF

To remember it Japanese children learn the following poem:

一都一道二府四十三県
itto, ichi dou | ni fu | yonjuu san ken
one “to,” one “do” | 2 “fu” | 43 “ken”