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Wed 2022.06.15

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Japanese expression “ima sara” (今更、いまさら) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2022.06.07

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A hint to help improve comprehension and appreciation of Japanese literature culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2022.06.02

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Release Announcement: Gensen: Selected Stories in Modern Japanese Literature E-book publishing, General, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2022.05.31

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Japanese expression: どうにでもなれ (dou ni demo nare) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.05.23

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Japanese expression highlight: あるある (aru aru) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.05.16

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Japanese book review: わたしたちの家庭科 (A home economics textbook) culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.05.09

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Say wha? The Japanese word “世話” (sewa) and related expressions culture, General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2022.05.04

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Tackling Translation Troubles (Vol. 2): parallel structure General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Tackling Translation Troubles, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2022.05.03

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Japanese movie review: 夏への扉 (キミのいる未来へ) “The Door to Summer” culture, General, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.05.02

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Japanese grammar: ~soude~nai [しそうでしない (shisou de shinai)] Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2022.04.28

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Japanese literature book release: “Summer of Strangers” (Masao Yamakawa, 山川方夫) E-book publishing, General, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2022.04.27

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Getting cool in Japanese with 格好いい (kakko ii) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2022.04.20

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Japanese book review: 「調子いい! 」が続く姿勢と呼吸の整え方” (“Correcting your posture and breathing to realize your full potential”) by 藤平信一 (Shin’ichi Tohei) Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.04.18

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The origin of 幸せ (shiawase), a Japanese word for “happiness” General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2022.04.07

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Japanese fairy tale audiobook giveaway Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.04.04

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Japanese E-book release: “Classic Japanese Fairy Tales [Volume 6]” by Mimei Ogawa Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2022.03.30

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Japanese Grammar: The mysterious connection between the volitional form and でしょう / だろう (deshou / darou) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Uncategorized, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2022.03.23

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Japanese grammar: When is it safe to omit a first person pronoun? General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2022.03.08

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Free Japanese literature limited-edition ebook: “Fireworks of the Day” by Masao Yamakawa. Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2022.03.02

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10 usages of the Japanese word でも (demo) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Uncategorized, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2022.02.23

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Japanese Book review: 『九十歳。 何がめでたい』 (“What’s so great about being 90 years old?”) by 佐藤 愛子 (Aiko Sato) culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2022.02.17

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Japanese Radio Dramas: a unique and interesting way to study the language culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2022.02.13

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Japanese Literature Audio Narration: “The Foundary” by Kyusaku Yumeno Audio Narrations, E-book publishing, General, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2022.01.31

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Japanese literature translation: 風の又三郎 (Matasaburo of the Wind) by 宮沢賢治 (Kenji Miyazawa) [Part 4] culture, General, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2022.01.20

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Japanese vocabulary list: Employment-related words General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2022.01.12

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Japanese expression “〜なくてすむ” (~nakute sumu) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2022.01.05

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Japanese Manga Review: “Nijigahara Holograph” by Inio Asano General, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.12.29

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Comic book review: “Animus” by Antoine Revoy Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.12.22

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Free Japanese literature limited-edition ebook: “The Gift of Loneliness” by Masao Yamakawa. Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2021.12.16

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Manga Review: 「スライム ライフ」(“Slime Life”) by メガサワラ (Megasawara) [Issue 1] Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.12.13

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Arigatai Books’ end of year book sale Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.12.06

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Japanese expression “darou ni” (だろうに) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.11.29

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Vowel transformation in compound Japanese words: 母音交代 (boin koutai) Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.11.24

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Bilingual audio narration: “Forest of the Dark Night” (森の暗き夜) by Mimei Ogawa (小川未明) Audio Narrations, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2021.11.23

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Japanese literature review: わたしの美しい庭 (“My Beautiful Garden”) by 凪良ゆう(Yuu Nagira) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.11.22

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Japanese expression: “~shitara to” (〜したらと) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese
Japanese literature release: “Lulu & Mimi” by Kyusaku Yumeno E-book publishing, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2021.11.09

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Manga review: Oyasumi Punpun (おやすみプンプン) by Inio Asano (浅野いにお) [Volume 1] General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, portland, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2021.11.05

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Audio book release: Japanese Classic Fairy Tales by Mimei Ogawa (Volume 1) Audio Narrations, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2021.11.02

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Review of language learning website: learnl (early MVP) Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.11.01

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レビュー:アマゾンのゲーム配信サービス「ルナ」 (A review of Amazon Luna in Japanese) Aside, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2021.10.30

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Aikido book review: 気の呼吸 (“Ki Breathing”) by 藤平信一 (Shin’ichi Tohei) aikido, culture, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2021.10.27

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Self-taught Japanese…conversation? General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.10.25

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Japanese classic literature book release: “Kaimu: A Collection of Disturbing Dreams” by Kyusaku Yumeno. E-book publishing, General, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.10.18

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Japanese literature translation: 風の又三郎 (Matasaburo of the Wind) by 宮沢賢治 (Kenji Miyazawa) [Part 3] culture, General, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.10.11

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Tackling Translation Troubles (Vol. 1): dealing with adjectival clauses General, Tackling Translation Troubles, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.10.04

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The magic of iteration: fractals, writing, and translation Aside, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.09.27

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Japanese comedy highlight: Sandwich Man (a comedy duo) culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2021.09.24

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Juza Unno book released in Spanish (classic Japanese SF) Aside, General, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2021.09.20

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“Mai”: a Japanese word with a variety of meanings (マイ、まい、舞、毎、枚) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese