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Mon 2020.07.27

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Book Release: Japanese SF story collection (Juza Unno) E-book publishing, General, translation Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2020.07.24

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“Convenience Store Woman” and the intriguing translation of a simple phrase E-book publishing, General, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.07.20

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The Language Corrector’s Dilemma General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.07.13

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Japanese particle combination: からの (kara no) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.07.06

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Singing lyrics is a great way to practice a foreign language…or is it? General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.06.29

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10 things you *don’t* have to worry about when learning Japanese General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.06.22

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Japanese particle combination: にも (ni mo) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.06.15

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Translation Troubles: Two birds, two titillating names General, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.06.09

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Japanese word differentiation: “mata” vs. “mada” (また 対 まだ) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2020.06.07

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Book Release: Japanese Particle Quizzes [Yaba-Q: Volume 1] E-book publishing, General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, online quizzes and tests, quizzes, translation Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2020.06.05

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Use active reading to boost your foreign language skills General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.06.01

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Particle combination かで (kade) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.05.26

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Japanese book review: “コミュニケーションの原点は「氣」にあり!” (“Communication begins with Ki!”) by Shin’ichi Tohei (藤平信一) aikido, culture, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.05.18

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 13) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.05.12

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Ebook Checklist: 30+ tips for better Ebooks E-book publishing, General, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.05.11

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Japanese Book Release: Classic Japanese Fairy Tales (Volume 3), by Mimei Ogawa E-book publishing, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.05.05

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Tips for teaching your child a second language General, raising a bilingual child, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.05.04

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Japanese expression: 疲れにくくなる(tsukare nikuku naru) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese
Japanese word 構成 (kousei) and it’s use in the IT industry General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.04.21

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50+ Japanese Grammatical Patterns: an experiment in translation General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.04.20

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Japanese Slang Term: yosage (良さげ) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, slang, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.04.14

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Japanese キャンディ (kyandi) vs. Western “Candy” candy, General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.04.13

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Self Taught Japanese to Begin Online Japanese Classes [BETA] General, grammar, meetings, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.04.08

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Japanese Literature Review: “Twins Teleport Tale” (フーガはユーガ) by Kotaro Isaka (伊坂幸太郎) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.04.07

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Useful Japanese Phrase: “tabete iku” (食べていく) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.04.06

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New Anime Review: “Cagaster of an Insect Cage” (虫籠のカガステル) anime, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2020.04.02

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The full story about the “~kaba” (〜かば) particle combination. Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.03.31

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Japanese Women’s Literature Book Release: “Downfall and Other Stories” by Hayashi Fumiko culture, E-book publishing, General, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2020.03.19

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Mysterious Japanese grammar: using the を(wo) particle with だ (da)・です (desu) ? General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.03.16

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A pair of terribly useful Japanese verbs: 出す (dasu) and 出る (deru) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, verbs Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.03.09

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Translation Tips: Dealing with culturally-unique terms General, Japanese Study: Advanced, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.03.02

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Stating the obvious in Japanese (“atarimae”, etc.) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.02.24

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Japanese grammar pattern: the trailing “te” form General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.02.19

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TransLiterary Lab (#11): live analysis / translation of Japanese literature (“Ningen Hyou” by Edogawa Rampo) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.02.10

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Japanese literary expression: 〜のか〜 (~ no ka ~) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.02.05

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TransLiterary Lab (#10): live analysis / translation of Japanese literature (“Akita Kaidou” by Kenji Miyazawa) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.02.03

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Don’t underestimate Japanese particles! General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.01.28

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Thoughts on Mochitsuki 2020 (a Japanese festival in Portland) culture, General, portland Self Taught Japanese
Furigana (振り仮名): A guide to reading hints in Japanese. General, Japanese Study: Beginner Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.01.22

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TransLiterary Lab (#9): live analysis / translation of Japanese literature (“Akita Kaidou” by Kenji Miyazawa) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.01.21

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A brief introduction to Noh theater, one of the oldest forms of theater culture, General, noh Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2020.01.17

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TransLiterary Lab (#8): live analysis / translation of Japanese literature (“Lemon” by Motojiro Kaiji) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2020.01.16

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Japanese word highlight: 良かれ (yokare) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.01.15

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Audio narration released for classic SF short story E-book publishing, General, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.01.13

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TransLiterary Lab (#7): live analysis and translation of Japanese literary excerpts General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.01.13

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Expressing plurality in Japanese: the full story General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.01.13

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TransLiterary Lab (#6): live analysis and translation of Japanese literary excerpts General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.01.08

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Why is grass (草) used in Japanese to mean something is funny? culture, General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.01.07

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Ukemi: Aikido and the art of rolling with the punches aikido, Aside, culture, portland, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.01.06

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TransLiterary Lab (#5): live analysis and translation of Japanese literary excerpts General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese