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Thu 2017.07.06

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Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.10: Oahu Coast Drive] culture, General, hawaii, Hawaii trip 2017, japan, japanese, travel Self Taught Japanese
Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.9: Izumo Shrine and Chinatown] culture, General, hawaii, Hawaii trip 2017, izumo, japan, japanese, shinto, shrine, travel Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2017.06.14

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Japanese book review: “その日本語、大人はカチンときます!” [That Japanese is offensive!] book, business, culture, expressions, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, politeness, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.06.09

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Japanese Slang Word: 「鬼〜」 (Oni~) culture, devil, expression, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, oni, slang, term, Uncategorized, word Self Taught Japanese
82 year old Japanese woman’s “hinadan” mobile app: sometimes it takes new technology to uncover ancient traditions culture, General, hinadan, japan, japanese, Masako Wakamiya Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2017.06.05

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Japanese novel translation: “The Rainlands” by Haruka Asahi [Chapter 6] culture, fantasy, fiction, General, history, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, rainlands, story, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.06.02

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Japanese translation sample: “Poverty Lessons” (ビンボー魂) by Toru Kazama (風間トオル) biography, book, culture, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Moderate, kazama tooru, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2017.06.01

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Japanese Book Review: “Poverty Lessons” (ビンボー魂) by Toru Kazama (風間トオル) biography, book, culture, General, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kazama tooru, nonfiction, poor, poverty, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2017.04.17

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Japanese literature review: “コンビニ人間” (Convenience Store Woman [Konbini Ningen]) by 村田沙耶香 (Sayaka Murata) akutagawa, convenience store woman, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, konbini, literature, murata sayaka, ningen, novel, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2017.04.17

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Japanese literature translation sample: “コンビニ人間” (Convenience Store Woman [Konbini Ningen]) by 村田沙耶香 (Sayaka Murata) convenience store woman, culture, fiction, General, Japanese Study: Intermediate, murata sayaka, translation, Uncategorized, unofficial, コンビニ, 人間 Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2017.04.12

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Japanese literature magazine review: 小説幻冬 (Shousetsu Gento) advanced, culture, General, gentou, historical, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, literature, magazine, Reviews, sampler, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.03.03

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Japanese Site Review: カクヨム (kakuyomu) – a great place for free novels and short stories culture, free, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kakuyomu, novel, Reviews, short story, site, translation, web site Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.02.24

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A discussion about the origin of Japan’s name (日本, nihon / nippon) Aside, country name, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, nihon, nippon, origin, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2017.02.19

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Japanese Study Resource List culture, General, helpful, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, links, list, resources, Reviews, self-study, url Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2017.02.02

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How does Godzilla unpeel a banana in Japan? banana, children, culture, General, godzilla, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, language, tradition Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2017.01.30

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Event Review: Mochitsuki 2017: 21st Annual Japanese American New Year Celebration (もちつき) american japanese, culture, event, General, meetings, mochitsuki, new years, oregon, portland, raising a bilingual child, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.01.27

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Japanese children’s book review: 「にほんのマナー えほん” (Japanese Manners Illustrated Book) book, children's book, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, manners, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2017.01.17

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Japanese Short Story Translation Excerpt: “A Perfect Day For Miho Mugimoto” (麦本三歩は今日が好き) By Yoru Sumino (住野よる) book, culture, excerpt, fiction, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, short story, translation Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2016.12.28

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Japanese book translation excerpt: “Turn your kids into billionaires by teaching them to code” by Kohji Matsubayashi book, child, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, programming, technology, translation, upbringing Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2016.12.27

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Japanese historical short story review: 野望の狭間 (Opposing Ambitions) by 天野純稀 (Sumiki Amano) culture, General, grammar, historical, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, period, Reviews, short story Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2016.12.19

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Interview with pro literature translator Tyran Grillo (Japanese to English) culture, fiction, General, interview, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kurodahan, mr turtle, novel, pro, sci-fi, translation, tyran grillo, yusaku kitano Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.12.10

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Dr. “Birigirl” Tsubota’s personality test 9, Aside, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, personality test, psychology, translation, tsubota, 坪田 Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.12.08

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Japanese Magazine Review: Lighthouse Seattle & Portland culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, lighthouse, magazine, newspaper, portland, raising a bilingual child, Reviews, seattle, west coast Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2016.11.14

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Self Taught Japanese Podcast: Episode 1: Celebrating the traditional event shichi-go-san (七五三) in a Buddhist temple buddhism, culture, japan, japanese, language, shichi-go-san, temple, 七五三 Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2016.11.07

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Japanese literature translation: 風の又三郎 (Matasaburo of the Wind) by 宮沢賢治 (Kenji Miyazawa) [part 1/5] aozora bunko, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kaze no matasaburo, kenji miyazawa, literature, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.10.30

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Japanese literature review: Kenji Miyazawa’s “Matasaburo of the Wind” classic, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, kenji miyazawa, language, literature, review, Reviews, short story, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.07.17

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Kukai: Quite possibly the best Ramen in America culture, food, General, japanese, ramen, restaurant, review, Reviews, soup, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2016.07.08

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What it’s like reading Haruki Murakami novels in their original Japanese culture, fiction, General, japan, japanese, linguistics, literature, murakami haruki, novels, self-study, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.06.30

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Japanese site review for free online novels: 「小説家になろう」 books, culture, free, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novel, novelist, online, Reviews, shousetsuka, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.06.26

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The trouble with insufficient samples: The Japanese word 偉い (erai) and it proper usage culture, erai, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, linguistics, term, word Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.06.26

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Report: Meetup at Kale for The Portland Japanese Language Exchange (ポートランド日本語交換会) culture, General, grammar, japan, japanese, meetings, meetup, oregon, portland Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.05.26

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Are you into Japanese culture? Consider moving to Oregon! Aside, culture, florida, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, moving, oregon, portland, raising a bilingual child, self, study Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2016.05.23

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Can you preserve the culture once the language is lost? Chinese, culture, language, life, traditions, values Grow with me

Mon 2016.05.23

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Japanese Novel Review: 『そして、星の輝く夜がくる』(Soshite, Hoshi no kagayaku yoru ga kuru) by 真山仁 (Jin Mayama) book, culture, disaster, earthquake, fukushima, hanshin, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, review, Reviews, tsunami Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2016.05.17

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Translation challenges: the tradeoffs of title translation with “Godzilla” culture, General, godzilla, japan, japanese, language, linguistics, movie, title, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2016.05.09

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Japanese cool band: Fox Capture Plan culture, fox capture plan, General, japan, japanese, jazz, music, review, Reviews, techno Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.05.07

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Origami Tales: The artful performance of Kuniko Yamamoto culture, japan, japanese, language, linguistics, origami, osaka, performance, performances, review, Reviews, tokyo Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.04.30

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A place to learn more about Hokusai culture, General, hokusai, japan, japanese, paintings, review, Reviews, web sites Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.04.28

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Japanese podcast review: “僕と、嫁さんと、息子と、ゲームと” (My wife, my son, games, and me) culture, gaming, General, itunes, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, Podcast, raising a bilingual child, review, Reviews, self-study Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2016.04.20

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Japanese book review: “Reserved Seat: Short short oukoku” by Jiro Akagawa akagawa jiro, author, culture, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, review, Reviews, short stories, short story Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.04.03

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Japanese movie review: “百瀬、こっちを向いて” (My pretend girlfriend) critique, culture, General, hayami akari, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, momose, movie, opinion, review, Reviews, romance Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2016.03.23

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Unofficial translation of the prologue of Jun Ikeido’s “Downtown Rocket” (Japanese -> English) book, culture, downtown rocket, fan, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Moderate, jun ikeido, novel, official, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.03.17

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Book Review: “Teaching methods based on student native language: English Edition” by Kazuko Nakagawa academic, book, culture, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Moderate, lecture, review, Reviews, teaching, textbook, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2016.03.12

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Japanese Movie Review: “Eternal First Love” culture, eternal first love, japan, japanese, movie, review, Reviews, saki aibu, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.03.10

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Book Review: “Tokyo: Capital of Cool” by Rob Goss book, cool, culture, General, guidebook, photographs, review, Reviews, rob goss, tokyo, travel, tuttle, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.03.03

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Lack of polite Japanese in certain parts of the novel “Downtown Rocket” (下町ロケット) culture, downtown rocket, forms, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, polite, shitamachi roketto, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2016.03.02

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Richmond Elementary School: one of the few true Japanese immersion programs in the US bilingual, culture, elementary school, General, immersion, oregon, portland, program, raising a bilingual child, Reviews, richmond Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2016.02.23

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Japanese novel review: “Downtown Rocket” (下町ロケット, shitamachi roketto)by Jun Ikeido (池井戸潤) book, business, culture, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, jun ikeido, modern, novel, Reviews, shitamachi roketto, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2016.01.28

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Anime Film Review: The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ) [Miyazaki’s final film] commentary, critism, culture, film, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, kaze tachinu, miyazaki, movie, review, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2016.01.17

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Unofficial English translation of the first few pages of Hibana (火花) by Naoki Matayoshi (又吉 直樹) culture, fan, General, hibana, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, manzai, manzaishi, naoki matayoshi, transation, translation, Uncategorized, unofficial Self Taught Japanese