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Wed 2019.11.06

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Japanese grammar: Introductory phrases with ~n da kedo (〜んだけど) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.10.16

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Japanese Novel review: “Nimrod” (ニムロッド) by Takahiro Ueda (上田 岳弘) culture, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.10.07

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A few hints to help understand Japanese classical literature General, Japanese Study: Advanced 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

Mon 2019.07.01

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Site review: BFF Tokyo japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.06.26

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Japanese Novel Review: 天使の卵 (Angel’s Egg) by 村山由佳 (Yuka Murayama) Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, Reviews, Uncategorized 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

Mon 2019.05.20

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Reader question: “What’s the hardest part of learning Japanese?” General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.05.09

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Japanese astronomical terms: “chidousetsu” (地動説) and “tendousetsu” (天動説) astronomy, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.04.29

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Japanese particle: にて (nite) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.04.23

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Japanese novel review: さざなみのよる (sazanami no yoru) by 木皿泉 (Izumi Kizara) culture, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novel, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2019.04.14

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Japanese Book Review: “The Power of Ki” (氣の威力)by Koichi Tohei (藤平光一) aikido, culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.04.01

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A thoughtful discourse on literature with Japanese author Fuminori Nakamura (中村文則) Aside, culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novels, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.03.25

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Japanese Book Review: “ふしぎがわかるよ!” (A visual encyclopedia for children) encyclopedia, General, japan, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.03.12

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Japanese slang word: あざす(azasu) [“Thanks”, without the politeness] azasu, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.02.13

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The upward spiral of language learning aikido, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, spiral, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.02.12

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Hitori Saito (斎藤一人): entrepreneur, best-selling author, motivational speaker Aside, culture, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.02.07

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Pronunciation: one of the hardest parts about learning Japanese (and a review of a great resource to help with that –– OJAD) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, pronunciation, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.01.31

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Japanese novel review: “火星に住むつもりかい?” by 伊坂幸太郎 (Koutaru Isaka) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.01.18

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Japanese word 実務 (jitsumu) General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.01.16

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A great Japanese word: 脱サラ (dassara) –– getting away from The Grind datsusara, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, term, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.01.09

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Japanese educational site review: ReadNihon (“Learn Japanese By Reading It”) General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, review, Reviews, website Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.01.03

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Japanese Writing Lab #6: Where you live class, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japanese writing lab, japanese_writing_lab, language, practice, self-taught, topic, writing Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.12.18

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Shinichi Tohei (藤平信一), current head of Ai Aikido (心身統一合氣道), appears on a Japanese educational program aikido, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.11.29

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A tale of particles: “ni” (に) vs “wo” (を), the verb “kizuku” (気づく), and a bus full of moles General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particles 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 2018.09.05

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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 2018.08.20

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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

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, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japan trip 2018, report, travel, travelogue, trip Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.08.07

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Japanese literature review: “Utopia” (ユートピア) by Kanae Minato (湊かなえ) book, culture, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kanae minato, literature, review, Reviews, 湊かなえ Self Taught Japanese
Japan Trip 2018 (Tokyo/Hokkaido): Part 6 – The Maid Cafe Experience 2018, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japan trip 2018, 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, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Japan trip 2018, report, travel, travelogue, trip 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

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

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

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, ebook, E-book publishing, 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

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 2018.05.14

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Japanese Literature Review: 「猫を抱いて象と泳ぐ」 (Swim With an Elephant, Embracing a Cat) by 小川洋子 (Yoko Ogawa): A nostalgic ode to chess book, chess, fiction, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, literature, Reviews, Uncategorized, yoko ogawa 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

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

Wed 2018.04.25

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Japanese literary expression:「〜かのように」 (~ka no you ni) expressions, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literary, mitai, phrases, Uncategorized, you ni Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.04.24

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Be a better translator: 10 tips to take you to the next level General, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, literature, tips, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese