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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 2020.04.21

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50+ Japanese Grammatical Patterns: an experiment in translation General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.04.20

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Japanese Slang Term: yosage (良さげ) General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, slang, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.04.08

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Japanese Literature Review: “Twins Teleport Tale” (フーガはユーガ) by Kotaro Isaka (伊坂幸太郎) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.04.06

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New Anime Review: “Cagaster of an Insect Cage” (虫籠のカガステル) anime, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2020.03.09

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Translation Tips: Dealing with culturally-unique terms General, Japanese Study: Advanced, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.02.19

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TransLiterary Lab (#11): live analysis / translation of Japanese literature (“Ningen Hyou” by Edogawa Rampo) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.02.05

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TransLiterary Lab (#10): live analysis / translation of Japanese literature (“Akita Kaidou” by Kenji Miyazawa) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2020.01.22

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TransLiterary Lab (#9): live analysis / translation of Japanese literature (“Akita Kaidou” by Kenji Miyazawa) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2020.01.17

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TransLiterary Lab (#8): live analysis / translation of Japanese literature (“Lemon” by Motojiro Kaiji) General, grammar, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, translation, TransLiterary Lab Self Taught Japanese

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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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

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

Tue 2019.12.31

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Thoughts for the new year: Satisfaction vs. Enjoyment (and language learning) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized 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

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

Wed 2019.12.18

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TransLiterary Lab (#1): 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 2019.12.18

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Japanese literary expression: 〜ものの (~mono no) grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.12.16

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Japanese Book Release: “The Spirit Drum” by Kyusaku Yumeno E-book publishing, General, Japanese Study: Advanced, literature, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.12.12

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Japanese word 引きずる (hikizuru) Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.12.09

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Tips for asking other for help with a foreign language General, grammar, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Uncategorized 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

Sun 2019.11.24

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A pair of interesting videos on translation and interpretation (Japanese/English) General, Japanese Study: Advanced, translation Self Taught Japanese

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
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
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