The learning-reading-of-紅葉 season has begun in Japan.

The season is an annual phenomenon for non-native speakers of the Japanese language.

“It’s that time of year again,” says 9-years-a-gaijin Laura Blight.

“I learnt how to say 紅葉 again last year, but forgot it by winter.”

Most foreigners want to say “kouba” when they see the 葉 kanji, however the correct reading is “kouyou”.

“Baka gaijin,” says local man Shinjiro Kuwafuji.

Japan will begin learning-reading-of-お正月 season later next month.

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Kanpai!