Week Six!! If you don’t know what’s happening, main post here.
Links to the previous weeks can be found in the main post also.
- Tldr: Quick daily practice of using real Japanese to understand and acquire information. The focus being on understanding what is being conveyed sufficiently to interact with or respond to it.
This week will be the last week of the initial wave. There will be a second wave but I will need to double check and organize the materials I have. If you are in Japan or will be going to Japan and would like to contribute pictures, please don’t hesitate to PM me. An airport or hotel theme may be interesting.
This week we will be headed to a local post office. It seems that there is a lot more going on than just sending mail. Let’s see what kind of signs we come across.
Since it turns out you needed more cash than you thought so you have been looking for an ATM. A nice おばあさん pointed you to the post office which you weren’t really sure about at first but near the entrance you encounter this sign. It says ATM on it so you should probably read what it says.
Is the sign relevant to you? If so, what is it asking you to do?
Since you were already here, you remember you needed to get postage stamps and one of those sticker things for recycling appliances. You see people walking in and taking a slip of paper by this sign.
Is it applicable to you? If so, what do you need to do to buy the postage stamps and recycling sticker?
While you’re waiting outside you see this sign, may not have anything to do with you but you recognize the words 禁止 so should probably read it just in case.
What does the sign say? Is it relevant to you?
After a bunch of waiting you finally make it to the ATM. You see this sign, what is it telling you?
Waiting for your turn with the number slip in hand, you look around and this sign catches your eye. Can you tell what it is for? Who do you think will use this service?
This means a 2 direction barcode. QR code is a type of 二次元コード.
A sign by the previous one, it looks like it has something to do with the label printing machine in step 3. What is it about and what is okay and not okay to do?
Still not your turn so your attention drifts to this sign, seems like it could be important since it is a notice from the JP Post.
- What is the general message or your general understanding of this?
(This is quite long so if you feel it’s too much text, just read the bold print and whatever catches your eye)
Six weeks finished! Hope everybody found this enjoyable and useful, I certainly learnt at least a few words that I haven’t seen before. Again if you have any feedback at all, please leave a msg on any of the threads or PM directly. Especially if there is something you really liked so I don’t change it unknowingly.
Week 7 will start after a week break on Jan 30th
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