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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

Wed 2019.05.15

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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

Mon 2019.04.15

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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

Mon 2019.03.04

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A few more confusing Japanese loanwords General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, loanwords Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.02.26

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Japanese words that mean “not at all” (zenzen [全然], etc.) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized, Vocabulary Lists, zenzen Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.02.25

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Using the Japanese particles “to” (と) and “tte” (って) to quote [plus abbreviated uses and particle combinations] grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particle, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.02.19

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The *other* uses of polite language in Japanese General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, keigo, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.02.18

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Japanese quiz 2: Basic verb conjugation grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, online quizzes and tests, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.02.14

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Talking about ways of doing things in Japanese with 〜かた (~kata) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kata, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.02.13

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The upward spiral of language learning aikido, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, spiral, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.02.12

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Hitori Saito (斎藤一人): entrepreneur, best-selling author, motivational speaker Aside, culture, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.02.11

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Japanese quiz 1: Basic particle usage grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, online quizzes and tests, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.02.08

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Japanese word 我慢 (gaman): putting up with it General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.02.07

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Pronunciation: one of the hardest parts about learning Japanese (and a review of a great resource to help with that –– OJAD) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, pronunciation, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.02.06

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Adverbial “~ku”(〜く)form of Japanese i-adjectives (and challenges of translating them) grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.02.05

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A mistaken case of mixing spoken and written language (ですし,”desu shi”) Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.02.04

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Japanese sentence-ending particle ぞ (zo) and being eaten by a green monster Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.02.01

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Fiction Curation for Translation curation, E-book publishing, General, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.01.31

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Japanese novel review: “火星に住むつもりかい?” by 伊坂幸太郎 (Koutaru Isaka) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.01.30

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Japanese word “yoroshiku” (よろしく・宜しく) Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.01.29

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Finding Japanese Singles in Portland (or anywhere else) Aside, culture, japanese, meetings, portland, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.01.28

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Japanese polite expression: 頼まれてくれる? (tanomarete kureru?) Self Taught Japanese