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Mon 2020.12.28

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Japanese Book Review: 首里の馬 (“The Horse of Shuri”) by 高山 羽根子 (Takayama Haneko) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2020.12.24

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Happy Birthday to Juza Unno (and some inexpensive classic Japanese SF) E-book publishing, General, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.12.21

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実力 (jitsuryoku): “Expertability” and when skill really matters Aside, General Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.12.14

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Are? Yet another use of the word “are” (あれ) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.12.09

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Japanese grammar: Solving the mystery of “僕に言われても” (boku ni iwarete mo) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.12.07

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Japanese fairy tale audio narration: “The Soul Lives On” (by Mimei Ogawa) General, raising a bilingual child, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.12.02

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Japanese literature review: 人間 (“Ningen”) by 又吉直樹 (Matayoshi Naoki) culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.11.30

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Japanese fairy tale translation: “The Soul Lives on” (by Mimei Ogawa) culture, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.11.23

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Japanese literary phrase: さも (samo) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.11.16

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The patterns “shite dou?” / “shitara dou?” and vagueness with verb tenses in Japanese General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.11.09

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Japanese novel review: “Desert: A Campus Life” (砂漠) by ”Kotaro Isaka” (伊坂幸太郎) General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese
Japanese drama review: “Million Yen Women” (100万円の女たち) culture, General, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.10.26

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Japanese fairy tale translation: “The Crane’s Flute” (鶴の笛) by Hayashi Fumiko General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, raising a bilingual child, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.10.20

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Analysis of a common Internet phrase: “詳しくはこちら” (kuwashiku wa kochira) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.10.19

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Japanese fairy tale now available free on Kanshudo (a Japanese learning site) Aside, General, grammar, Kanshudo, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.10.12

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Machine Translation Showdown: 5 MTs tested using a classical Japanese excerpt General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.10.07

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The right and wrong way to use the verb あげる (ageru) in Japanese culture, General, grammar, Japanese Study: Beginner Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.10.05

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Introducing the Japanese Correction Service (JCS): get feedback on your Japanese writing General, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.09.30

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Classical Japanese poetry translation: “The Hollow City” (虚しい街) by Yoshinobu Morikawa (森川義信) General, poetry, translation Self Taught Japanese
Japanese book review: 「書道」の教科書 (Calligraphy Textbook) by 横山豊蘭 (Houran Yokoyama) Calligraphy, culture, General, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2020.09.25

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Indonesian Retranslation of “Final Days of Summer” General, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.09.21

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Getting specific with も (mo) and what not to tell your lover General, grammar, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.09.14

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The world of Japanese calligraphy: my first few weeks learning 書道 (shodou) Calligraphy, culture, General Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.08.31

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Multiple Meanings of “Maru” in Japanese (円、丸) culture, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2020.08.25

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Japanese vocabulary list: Calligraphy terms culture, General, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.08.24

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Japanese Light Novel Translation: “Past, Present, You” by Yuki Hoshizaki (Chapter 14) General, japanese, light novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.08.19

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Japanese expression: とんだとばっちりを食う (tonda tobacchiri wo kuu) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.08.17

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Japanese literary expression: ~言わんばかり (~iwan bakari) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.08.10

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Japanese literature review: “The Legend of Fukiage: Book 1″ (吹上奇譚 第一話) by Banana Yoshimoto (吉本バナナ) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews, translation Self Taught Japanese

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

Sun 2020.07.05

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A small announcement Announcement, General Zephyr Translations

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

Sun 2020.06.21

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Second Web Novel Announcement Announcement, General Zephyr Translations

Fri 2020.06.19

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Chapter 6 General, Traveler Steam Bun Light Novel

Thu 2020.06.18

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Introduction Announcement, General Zephyr Translations

Mon 2020.06.15

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Translation Troubles: Two birds, two titillating names General, translation 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

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