These 7 words are critical to understanding Japanese culture:
1. Genki (元気)In Japan health, enthusiasm and energy are all part of a single concept: genki.
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Comment: You know, it's nice to wake up, have your morning coffee and see a bunch of stories like this. For the first time in I don't know how long there are no stories about Osprey's falling from the sky onto elementary schools at recess, anti-base protests, anti-nuclear protests, Fukushima radiation leaks, China threatening to invade Okinawa's Senkaku islands to steal the natural resources from under them or sawed off pot bellied despots freezing their nads off in a bunker somewhere north of the frozen Chosin threatening to nuke everyone unless they give him enough rice to feed his starving army. Is this the calm before the storm? Is Armageddon at the door???
BTW, good photos in this post! I really like this first one. I think that it really captures the spirit and essence of the word.