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From YouTube to Oxford: Discussing Japanese, Gendered Speech & More w. YouTuber MissHanake (Hannah Kentridge) | Japan Station 66

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, we’re joined by Hannah Kentridge of the popular YouTube channel MissHanake.

About Hannah Kentridge

Hannah Kentridge is a content creator with over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube. Known as MissHanake on YouTube, Hannah has spent over 10 years producing videos in Japanese about her life and the Japanese language.

Topics Discussed

  • Hannah’s perennially popular “Hiragana Song” video
  • The origins of the MissHanake YouTube channel
  • How creating YouTube content in Japanese motivated Hannah to keep learning Japanese and improving
  • Receiving constructive criticism via YouTube comments
  • How listening to herself speak in Japanese helped Hannah keep improving her Japanese
  • Hannah’s time at Kobe University
  • Hannah’s decision to go to graduate school
  • On learning the kind of advanced Japanese that is usually not taught in the classroom
  • About the MPhil in Japanese Studies at Oxford University
  • What onee kotoba is
  • On doing research on the way some gay men speak in anonymous online situations
  • Using language to construct one’s identity
  • Hannah’s plans for her master’s research
  • Japanese internet slang
  • Gendered language in Japanese
  • Hannah’s tentative plans for after completing her master’s program
  • And much more!

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Links, Videos, Etc.

To check out Hannah on YouTube use the link below.

You can watch Hannah’s “Hiragana Song” video below.

To follow Hannah on Twitter use the link below.

To listen to Hannah on the KoreKara Podcast see below.

Use the link below to check out the latest episode of Ichimon Japan.

Use the link below to check out the latest episode of Ichimon Japan.

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Special Thanks

Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (大江戸コントローラー) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi) To listen to more of Yunomi’s music, check out his Soundcloud page or YouTube channel.

Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R.

Featured image: Courtesy of Dr. Katarzyna Cwiertka

Featured image: Courtesy of Hannah Kentridge

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