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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

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

Sat 2020.01.04

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TransLiterary Lab (#4): 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

Fri 2020.01.03

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Interesting Japanese expression: 噛み砕く (kamikudaku) expression, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2020.01.02

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 12) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.12.30

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TransLiterary Lab (#3): 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

Sun 2019.12.29

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The real difference between 遅く (osoku) and ゆっくり (yukkuri) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.12.24

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TransLiterary Lab (#2): 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 2019.12.23

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A prominent figure in Japanese SF and one of the first dystopian novels (+ a book sale) Aside, E-book publishing Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2019.12.22

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Japanese vocabulary word: 着膨れ (kibukure) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.12.19

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 11) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.12.03

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 10) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.12.02

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Japanese novel review: 「百の夜は跳ねて」(Across 100 Nights) by 古市憲寿 (Noritoshi Furuichi) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.11.18

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Japanese novel review: “The Woman in the Purple Skirt” (“むらさきのスカートの女”) by Natsuko Imamura (今村夏子) culture, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.11.12

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Interesting Japanese loanword “マウンティング” (mauntingu, a.k.a. “mounting”) culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.11.04

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Classical Japanese poetry translation: “The Forgotten Garden” (廃園) by Yoshinobu Morikawa (森川義信) culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, poem, poetry, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.10.28

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Japanese vocabulary list: violin and music terms General, music, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.10.22

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Oregon Ki Society: Learning mindfulness, self-control, and Aikido in and around Portland aikido, Aside, culture, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.10.21

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 9) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.10.14

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Interview with Novelist and Translator Eli K.P. William (author of “Cash Crash Jubilee” and “The Naked World”) Interviews, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.10.09

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Juza Unno SF story available in audio narration form on Historyradio.org radio program Aside, General, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.10.01

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 8) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.09.24

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 7) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.09.23

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Japanese novel review: “Shoplifters” (万引き家族) by Hirokazu Kore-eda (是枝裕和) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Moderate, novel, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.09.18

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Japanese grammar spotlight: だって (datte) vs だから (dakara) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.09.09

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Strategies for guiding a child to speak in a foreign language General, raising a bilingual child Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.09.06

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Beware of dubious anime subtitles on Netflix anime, General, japanese, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.09.03

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 6) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.08.29

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Dystopian SF Novel review: “Cash Crash Jubilee” by Eli K.P.William Aside, culture, japanese, novels, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

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

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

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

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
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

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 2019.06.24

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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 2019.06.03

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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