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Thu 2019.08.15

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まえ (mae) vs まで (made): what’s the difference? General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.08.13

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 5) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.08.06

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 4) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.08.05

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Japanese term: What is “Ateji”? (当て字・あてじ) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.08.01

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 3) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.07.29

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Japanese Useful Word: “Baka” (ばか、バカ、馬鹿) Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.07.23

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 2) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.07.22

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Japanese word focus: 感想 (kansou) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.07.18

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A new YouTube channel for piano music Aside, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.07.17

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 1 + Description) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.07.16

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Japanese novel review: “勝手にしゃべる女” (katte ni shaberu onna) by 赤川次郎 (Jiro Akagawa) culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novel, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.07.16

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Japanese particle combination: だけで (dake de) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese
Commentary (解説): One of the Joys of Japanese Literature culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.07.10

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Japanese grammar: An overview of the “te” form (and an important use nobody taught you) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.07.08

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Short translation excerpt: 天使の卵 (Angel’s Egg) by 村山由佳 (Yuka Murayama) japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.07.02

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Book release: bilingual book of Japanese fairy tales (Mimei Ogawa) book, E-book publishing, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.07.01

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Site review: BFF Tokyo japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.06.26

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Japanese Novel Review: 天使の卵 (Angel’s Egg) by 村山由佳 (Yuka Murayama) Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.06.24

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Japanese grammar: verb and adjective confusion General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.06.17

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Hey man, where’s my drone? (a tale of a runaway UAV) [w/ Japanese vocabulary list] Aside, drone, General, Uncategorized, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.06.12

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Japanese Drama Review: “義母と娘のブルース” (Stepmother and Daughter Blues) drama, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.06.10

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Japanese word focus: くだらない (kudaranai) General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.06.03

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Japanese book review: 一流の人が学ぶ 氣の力 (“Ki for Business Professionals”) by 藤平信一 (Shinichi Tohei) aikido, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.05.28

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Japanese useful phrase highlight: “yokattara” (よかったら) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.05.22

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Free Japanese textbooks (for children with Japanese citizenship) Aside, culture, General, japan, japanese, raising a bilingual child Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.05.20

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Reader question: “What’s the hardest part of learning Japanese?” General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese
A bittersweet afternoon at Powell’s bookstore Aside, japanese, portland Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.05.13

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Japanese slang term: meccha “めっちゃ” culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, slang, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.05.09

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Japanese astronomical terms: “chidousetsu” (地動説) and “tendousetsu” (天動説) astronomy, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.05.06

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Japanese word highlight: まま (mama) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.05.03

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“Horumon Yaki”: Do the Japanese really eat grilled hormones? culture, food, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.05.01

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Ramen restaurant review: FuddoYama Ramen (Beaverton) Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.04.29

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Japanese particle: にて (nite) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.04.24

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Removing furigana markup from Japanese text Aside, E-book publishing, japanese, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.04.23

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Japanese novel review: さざなみのよる (sazanami no yoru) by 木皿泉 (Izumi Kizara) culture, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novel, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.04.22

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Japanese phrase highlight: うまくやんなよ (umaku yan na yo) General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese
Audio Book Review: “Kyoudan X” (教団 X)by Fuminori Nakamura (中村文則) General, japanese, literature, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2019.04.14

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Japanese Book Review: “The Power of Ki” (氣の威力)by Koichi Tohei (藤平光一) aikido, culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.04.11

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Japan trip 2019 report (Part 4) General, japan, japanese, travel, Travels in Japan 2019, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.04.10

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Japan trip 2019 report (Part 3) General, japan, japanese, travel, Travels in Japan 2019, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.04.10

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Training Aikido in a Japanese Dojo: An intriguing experience aikido, Aside, culture, General, japan, japanese, Travels in Japan 2019 Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.04.09

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Japan trip 2019 report (Part 2) General, japan, japanese, travel, Travels in Japan 2019, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.04.08

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Japan trip 2019 report (Part 1) General, japan, japanese, travel, Travels in Japan 2019, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.04.01

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A thoughtful discourse on literature with Japanese author Fuminori Nakamura (中村文則) Aside, culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novels, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.03.27

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Japanese word highlight: ちょうど (choudo) japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.03.25

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Japanese Book Review: “ふしぎがわかるよ!” (A visual encyclopedia for children) encyclopedia, General, japan, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.03.18

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Interview with Ben Hourigan: author, editor, Japan aficionado culture, E-book publishing, General, interview, Interviews, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.03.12

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Japanese slang word: あざす(azasu) [“Thanks”, without the politeness] azasu, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.03.11

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Japanese pronunciation: when vowels get quiet General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, pronunciation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.03.05

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What’s the difference between a 翻訳者 (‘honyausha’) and 翻訳家 (‘honyakuka’)? General, honyakuka, honyakusha, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese