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Fri 2018.12.21

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Book release: “Tales of the Disturbed” (classic Japanese fiction by Yoshio Toyoshima) Aside, culture, E-book publishing, ebook, General, japan, japanese, literature, translation, Uncategorized, yoshio toyoshima 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

Mon 2018.11.19

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Japanese expressions “nimaime” (二枚目) and “sanmaime” (三枚目): the good, and the funny culture, expression, 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

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

Mon 2018.09.24

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Konbucha: a popular tea with health benefits…or not? culture, grammar, japan, japanese, konbu, konbucha, Reviews, Uncategorized 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
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 2018.08.13

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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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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

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

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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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

Thu 2018.04.12

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Introducing Mr. Mizuhiro Kaimai (開米瑞浩), diagram wizard Aside, culture, diagrams, General, grammar, japan, japanese, kaimai mizuhiro, Reviews, Uncategorized, 開米瑞浩 Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2018.02.28

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Japanese Novel Review: “Boy of Civilization” (文明の子) by Hikari Ota (太田 光) book, culture, General, hikari ota, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, novel, Reviews Self Taught Japanese
List of Japanese Dystopian Novels Aside, books, culture, dystopian, fiction, General, japanese, novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.02.19

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和風月名: Alternate names for the months of the year in Japanese: (睦月, 如月, 彌生, 卯月, 皋月, 水無月, 文月, 葉月, 長月, 神無月, 霜月, 師走) calendar, culture, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, months, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.02.12

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Novel review: “Invitation to a Beheading” by Vladimir Nabokov Aside, classic, culture, dystopia, fiction, historical, novel, Reviews, translation, Vladimir Nabokov Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2018.01.18

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en Taiko: Japanese drumming at its finest Aside, culture, drumming, en taiko, japan, japanese, oregon, portland, Reviews, taiko Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.01.08

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Some thoughts on language selection and code switching code switching, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, language selection, linguistics, raising a bilingual child, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2018.01.05

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Juza Unno: Classic Japanese SF author published in English for the first time (reprise) Aside, book, classic, culture, e-book, E-book publishing, fiction, General, japan, japanese, juza unno, publishing, release, science fiction, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.01.01

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Hatsuyume (初夢) and Masayume (正夢): First (prophetic?) dream of the year culture, dream, dreams, General, hatsuyume, japan, japanese, masayume Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.11.03

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Book review: Stone arrangement in the Japanese garden Aside, book, culture, garden, japan, japanese, karesansui, Reviews, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2017.10.09

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A review of Skoo (スクー): Japanese online classes, streaming or live culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, online school, review, Reviews, skoo, スクー Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2017.09.27

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Karesansui (枯山水): The art of Japanese rock gardens (in your own backyard?) Aside, culture, dry landscape, garden, General, japan, japanese, karesansui, portland, 枯山水 Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.09.15

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Japanese novel translation: “The Rainlands” by Haruka Asahi [Translator’s Afterward] culture, fantasy, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2017.09.09

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Japanese novel translation: “The Rainlands” by Haruka Asahi [Chapter 10] culture, fantasy, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.09.01

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Japanese novel translation: “The Rainlands” by Haruka Asahi [Chapter 9] culture, fantasy, fiction, General, history, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, rainlands, story, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2017.08.29

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Japanese novel translation: “The Rainlands” by Haruka Asahi [Chapter 8] culture, fantasy, fiction, General, history, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, rainlands, story, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese
Japanese novel translation: “The Rainlands” by Haruka Asahi [Chapter 7] culture, fantasy, fiction, General, history, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, rainlands, story, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.07.28

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Is It Still Necessary To Learn Korean? culture, j_ana, korean, Korean Entertainment, learn OH! Blog

Thu 2017.07.27

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Oregon Monogatari: One year living in Portland, Oregon (with notes on Japanese culture there) culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, oregon, portland, raising a bilingual child, west coast Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2017.07.19

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Welcome back, Aikido: My story of returning to the dojo aikido, culture, General, japan, japanese, martial art, portland, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2017.07.18

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Japanese children’s book review: 「とうさんのあしのうえで」 (tousan no ashi no ue de) [At daddy’s feet] book, childrens, culture, ehon, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, pengin, raising a bilingual child, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2017.07.10

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Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.19: Selected Photos] culture, General, hawaii, Hawaii trip 2017, japan, japanese, photos, pictures, travel Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2017.07.08

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Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.18: Final Words] culture, General, hawaii, Hawaii trip 2017, japan, japanese, travel Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.07.07

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Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.17: Culture and Societal Notes] culture, General, hawaii, Hawaii trip 2017, japan, japanese, travel Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.07.07

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Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.16: Waikiki Notes] culture, General, hawaii, Hawaii trip 2017, japan, japanese, travel Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.07.07

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Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.15: Bishop Museum] culture, General, hawaii, Hawaii trip 2017, japan, japanese, travel Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.07.07

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Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.14: Linguistic Notes] culture, General, hawaii, Hawaii trip 2017, japan, japanese, travel Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2017.07.06

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Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.13: Transportation in Hawaii] culture, General, hawaii, Hawaii trip 2017, japan, japanese, travel Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2017.07.06

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Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.12: Lala Land] culture, General, hawaii, Hawaii trip 2017, japan, japanese, travel Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2017.07.06

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Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.11 Pepper the Robot] culture, General, hawaii, Hawaii trip 2017, japan, japanese, travel Self Taught Japanese