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Ask Dr. Shinsaku #005 - Let's learn Hiragana



Live at 12pm on Sunday, October 2, 2011 (JST), 3 year-old Dr. Shinsaku is your teacher.

In this episode, Dr. Shinsaku will learn how to read Hiragana (Japanese characters). You can join Dr. Shinsaku to learn together.

Dr. Shinsaku Profile

Dr. Shinsaku is very smart. You can try asking question in Japanese to him.

His Japanese skill are between N5 and N4 of The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test.

Name Dr. Shinsaku
DOB Aug 30, 2008
JLPT Level Between N5 and N4
Education Kindergarden 3-year class
Major Watching YouTube on iPhone
Specialty Make sound of a driving car
Favorite Food Puffed grain (or Pakkan)
Food dislike Mushroom
Hobby Collecting miniture cars - Hot Wheels
Favorite TV Program Pythagora Switch - NHK Education
Favorite characters Woody and Buzz from Toy Story
Staus Single
Favorite type of girl
Anyone in swim suits


Skype students wanted!

We're looking for Skype students! Check your local time, and join our lesson live! Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to attend the show! The first-come, the first served.

This is not "regular" Japanese lesson. This is fun and out-of-control Japanese lesson!


  • You're time for one hour (need to be online 15min before the show)
  • Skype with web cam with mic
  • A couple pieces of paper and something to write

Skype tech specification

  • Install Skype
  • Possibly have a headset to avoid feedback noise
  • When calling, MUTE USTREAM SOUND to avoid feedback (press "speaker" icon at the right bottom of the video section)

Skype Instruction

  • Apply at the bottom of this page
  • Wait for Katz to add you on his contact list.
  • Katz will call you around 11:45am (JST)
  • Please keep Dr. Shinsaku happy!
  • No too complicated questions!



Watch at yokosonews.tv


Date & Time

Sunday, October 2, 2011
12:00pm~1:00pm (Japan Standard Time)

* The program is subject to change, postpond or cancel at the last min.


Local times:

Location Week DateTime
USA/Honolulu Saturday 10/1/2011 5:00pm~
USA/Pacific Saturday 10/1/2011 8:00pm~
USA/Central Saturday 10/1/2011 10:00pm~
USA/Estern Saturday 10/1/2011 11:00pm~
Sao Paulo Sunday 10/2/2011 12:00am~
London Sunday 10/2/2011 4:00am~
Madrid Sunday 10/2/2011 5:00am~
Paris Sunday 10/2/2011 5:00am~
Kuwait Sunday 10/2/2011 6:00am~
Moscow Sunday 10/2/2011 7:00am~
Mumbai Sunday 10/2/2011 8:30am~
Bangkok Sunday 10/2/2011 10:00am~
Singapore Sunday 10/2/2011 11:00am~
Sydney Sunday 10/2/2011 1:00pm~

Click here for the extended list.

Katz Ueno
As the Editor-in-chief & Producer of YokosoNews, Katz wants to show Japan to the rest of the world. Read more ยป