VIDEO: Speakin' Japanese: I will make a phone call!

VIDEO: Speakin' Japanese: I will make a phone call!

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Okinawa

Otaki in Chiba Prefecture is a beautiful castle town only a two-hour drive from most of military bases in the Kanto Plain. Travel back into the Edo Era with traditional wood buildings and old timey scenery. While enjoying a town walk, I found a unique public phone housed in a traditional wooden booth that invited me to make a phone call to thank one of my friends.

Today's Japanese phrase:

“Denwa wo kakemasu!” 電話をかけます= I will make it phone call!

 ("denwa " 電話 = telephone, "..wo kakemasu"..をかけます = will make/take..)


The cute telephone booth was a great way to catch up with my friends.

Stay safe and please keep in touch!


View the video of the Otaki Town here.


Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Korea
Stripes Guam

Related Content

Recommended Content

Around the Web