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Tue 2018.11.13

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Anime review: Inuyashiki (Last Hero) anime, General, inuyashiki, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, manga, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.11.07

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Japanese piano shopping in Portland (Yamaha baby grand G2 vs. upright U1) Aside, General, japan, japanese, piano, portland, review, Reviews, yamaha Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.10.29

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Japanese word “sonna” (そんな) and related expressions [sonna koto nai (そんな事ない), etc.] expression, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, sonna Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.10.24

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Japanese expression highlight: “ああ言えばこう言う” (aa ieba kou iu) aa ieba kou iu, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.10.22

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Some thoughts on “aisatsu” (挨拶): greetings that make relationships smoother aisatsu, culture, General, greetings, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.10.18

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Japanese drama review: Tokyo Girl (social critique in drama form) dramas, General, japan, japanese, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.10.15

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Google suggest: a surprising supplement to foreign language learning General, google suggest, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.10.09

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A confusing Japanese loanword in English: “Hibachi” (it may not mean what you think it does!) culture, General, grill, hibachi, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2018.10.05

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Japanese expression: “七光り” (nana hikari) – Benefits received on account of a father expression, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, nanahikari, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.10.04

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Getting along with people: Japanese expressions involving “naka” (仲) [naka ga ii, nakayoku, nakanaori, etc.] General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, naka, naka ga ii Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.10.02

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A few thoughts on participating in the 2018 Kurodahan Press Translation Contest contest, General, kurodahan, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.10.01

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Japanese everyday word: “kasabaru” (かさばる) gasabaru, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kasabaru, terms Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.09.25

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Japanese term “magari” (間借り): renting a room in someone’s house General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, magari, term Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.09.05

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Japanese book review: “文藝年鑑” (Literature Yearbook) [an important guide for acquiring rights to publish Japanese works] bungei nenkan, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, literature, Reviews, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.09.04

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Japanese loanword spotlight: 「ナーバス」(naabasu) [It doesn’t always mean “nervous”] General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, meaning, translation, word Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.09.03

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Japan Trip 2018 (Tokyo/Hokkaido): Part 11 – Miraikan science museum and Odaiba 2018, culture, General, japan, Japan trip 2018, japanese, report, Reviews, robots, tokyo, travel, travelogue, trip Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.08.27

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Japan Trip 2018 (Tokyo/Hokkaido): Part 10 – Robots in Japan 2018, culture, General, japan, Japan trip 2018, japanese, report, Reviews, robots, tokyo, travel, travelogue, trip Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.08.21

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Japan Trip 2018 (Tokyo/Hokkaido): Part 9 – Hokkaido: Sapporo and Hakodate (with pictures) 2018, culture, General, hokkaido, japan, Japan trip 2018, japanese, report, Reviews, tokyo, travel, travelogue, trip Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.08.20

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Japanese web novel translation: “Japan: A New Age” by Tasogarenin (黄昏人) [Chapter 8: Construction Begins] General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, light novel, sci-fi, shousetsu, translation, web novel Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.08.14

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A quirk of modern Japanese Grammar: adjectives becoming nouns adjective, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, verb Self Taught Japanese
Japan Trip 2018 (Tokyo/Hokkaido): Part 8 – Visiting Square Enix Cafe in Akihabara 2018, culture, General, japan, Japan trip 2018, japanese, report, Reviews, travel, travelogue, trip Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2018.08.12

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Gotta catch ’em all (in Japanese): Learning Pokemon cards in a foreign language card games, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, pokemon, pokemon cards, raising a bilingual child, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.08.08

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Japan Trip 2018 (Tokyo/Hokkaido): Part 7 – Japanese Elementary School Experience 2018, culture, General, japan, Japan trip 2018, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, report, travel, travelogue, trip Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.08.07

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Hidden GMs Destiny 3rd bonus chapter bonus chapter, destiny, extra chapter, fantasy, game, game company, General, gm, gm pov, hidden, Hidden GMs Destiny, novel, novel projects, side character POV, slice of life, update, vrmmorpg Selkin Novel

Mon 2018.08.06

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Japan Trip 2018 (Tokyo/Hokkaido): Part 6 – The Maid Cafe Experience 2018, culture, General, japan, Japan trip 2018, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, report, travel, travelogue, trip Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2018.08.03

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Science Fiction novella released: “Two of Six” (A Captain’s Dilemma) by Tomohito Moriyama (森山智仁) Aside, book, E-book publishing, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novel, novella, released, science fiction, sf, tomohito moriyama, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.08.01

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Japan Trip 2018 (Tokyo/Hokkaido): Part 5 – Practicing Japanese Skills in Japan 2018, culture, General, japan, Japan trip 2018, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, report, travel, travelogue, trip Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.07.30

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Japan Trip 2018 (Tokyo/Hokkaido): Part 4 – Japanese Kindness 2018, culture, General, japan, Japan trip 2018, japanese, report, travel, travelogue, trip Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2018.07.27

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Japan Trip 2018 (Tokyo/Hokkaido): Part 3 – Narita View Hotel: A Great Way to Begin and End a Trip (with photos) 2018, culture, General, japan, Japan trip 2018, japanese, report, travel, travelogue, trip Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.07.25

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Japan Trip 2018 (Tokyo/Hokkaido): Part 2 – Traveling to and Around in Japan 2018, culture, General, japan, Japan trip 2018, japanese, report, travel, travelogue, trip Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.07.03

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Off to Japan for a new adventure culture, General, instagram, japan, Japan trip 2018, japanese, sapporo, tokyo, travel, twitter, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.07.02

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Using Twitter to improve your Japanese language skills General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, self-study, twitter Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.07.02

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Alternative responses to “arigatou” (thank you) in Japanese besides “dou itashimashite” (you’re welcome) culture, douitashimashite, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, manners, politeness, translation, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2018.06.30

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Japanese book review: 「脳が若返る!大人の古典・名文暗唱ドリル」(“Revive your brain! Recitation drills of classic literature”) by 篠原菊紀 (Kikunori Shinohara) classical japanese, classics, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, poetry, Reviews, study, working Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2018.06.29

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Novel review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Aside, books, english, fiction, General, novel, review, Reviews, science fiction Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.06.27

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Japanese Word Highlight: 超訳 (chouyaku), the “extreme translation” chouyaku, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Uncategorized, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.06.25

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The Making of an Ebook: “Classic Japanese Fairy Tales” amazon, E-book publishing, ebook, General, japan, japanese, kindle, making, mimei ogawa, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2018.06.22

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Japanese Vocabulary List: Card and board games board games, card games, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.06.20

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Bilingual book of classic Japanese fairy tales released (Mimei Ogawa: The Father of Modern Japanese Fairy Tales) book, children's story, E-book publishing, ebook, fairy tale, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, ogawa mimei, raising a bilingual child, release, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.06.18

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Notable Japanese word: “Shikumi” (仕組み / しくみ) and some ways to translate it General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, shikumi, translation, Uncategorized, word Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.06.14

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The correct way to describe a negative state using そう (sou): “なさそう” vs. “なそう” (nasasou vs. nasou) General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, nasasou, nasou Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.06.11

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Japanese SF Novella translation: “Two of Six: A Captain’s Dilemma” by Tomohito Moriyama [Chapter 1, Part 1] book, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novel, novella, science fiction, sf, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.05.28

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The mystery of public domain, and getting rights to publish works E-book publishing, General, japan, japanese, public domain, publishing, rights, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2018.05.25

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The End General Tatakau Shisho Light Novel Translation

Mon 2018.05.21

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Some tips for researching Japanese word meanings General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, meaning, research, words Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.05.15

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Overgeneralizing and 3 painful mistakes in Japanese expressions, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.05.10

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Japanese Site Review: audiobook.jp (Japanese audiobooks) audiobook, General, japan, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews, site Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.05.08

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Japanese Learning Mobile App Review: LingoDeer app, General, ios, iphone, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.05.07

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A few ways to express “more” in Japanese (more than just “motto”) expressions, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, more Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.05.02

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Learn Japanese with a famous Youtuber: Hikakin (ヒカキン) General, hikakin, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews, slang, youtube Self Taught Japanese