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Thu 2019.08.15

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まえ (mae) vs まで (made): what’s the difference? General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.07.02

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Book release: bilingual book of Japanese fairy tales (Mimei Ogawa) book, E-book publishing, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.06.24

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Japanese grammar: verb and adjective confusion General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.06.19

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手中に落としていいですか Japan 茉莉花の独り言

Mon 2019.06.17

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Japan Trip 5: General Knowledge + Photo Dos/Don’ts + Onsen japan Hon'yaku

Mon 2019.06.17

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Japan Trip 3&4: Useful Items + Clothes japan Hon'yaku

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

Sat 2019.06.08

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Japan Trip 1&2: Being a Foreigner & Choosing a Tour Group japan, Uncategorized Hon'yaku

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

Tue 2019.05.28

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Japanese useful phrase highlight: “yokattara” (よかったら) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.05.22

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Free Japanese textbooks (for children with Japanese citizenship) Aside, culture, General, japan, japanese, raising a bilingual child 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

Mon 2019.05.20

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Lamento -Beyond the Void- Japan 茉莉花の独り言

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 2019.05.06

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Japanese word highlight: まま (mama) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation 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

Mon 2019.04.22

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Japanese phrase highlight: うまくやんなよ (umaku yan na yo) General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.04.11

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Japan trip 2019 report (Part 4) General, japan, japanese, travel, Travels in Japan 2019, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.04.10

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Japan trip 2019 report (Part 3) General, japan, japanese, travel, Travels in Japan 2019, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.04.10

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Training Aikido in a Japanese Dojo: An intriguing experience aikido, Aside, culture, General, japan, japanese, Travels in Japan 2019 Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.04.09

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Japan trip 2019 report (Part 2) General, japan, japanese, travel, Travels in Japan 2019, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.04.08

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Japan trip 2019 report (Part 1) General, japan, japanese, travel, Travels in Japan 2019, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.03.27

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Japanese word highlight: ちょうど (choudo) japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate 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

Mon 2019.02.25

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Using the Japanese particles “to” (と) and “tte” (って) to quote [plus abbreviated uses and particle combinations] grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, particle, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.02.19

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The *other* uses of polite language in Japanese General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, keigo, Uncategorized 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

Fri 2019.01.25

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Japanese word highlight: 相談 (soudan) General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2019.01.23

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Japanese Read & Answer: #10 [Level 2] ––test your reading comprehension–– japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, practice, quiz, Read & Answer, test 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

Fri 2019.01.11

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Confusing Japanese loanword: エール (Eeru) General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, loanwords, translation, Word Origins Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2019.01.10

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“The Allure” sample voice narration (from “Tales of the Disturbed” short story collection) ebook, E-book publishing, General, japan, japanese, narration, roudoku, translation, yoshio toyoshima Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2019.01.08

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Tricky Japanese verb pair: 預ける / 預かる (azukeru / azukaru) grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2019.01.07

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The making of “Tales of the Disturbed” (Japanese classic literature translation) ebook, E-book publishing, General, japan, japanese, literature, translation Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2019.01.04

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A few hints for teaching a foreign language to children General, japan, raising a bilingual child, Uncategorized 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

Mon 2018.12.31

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STF 2018 retrospective: a year of translations, books, and contests Aside, E-book publishing, General, japan, japanese, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Sat 2018.12.29

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Japanese magazine review: 通訳翻訳ジャーナル (Intrepretation/Translation Journal) General, japan, japanese, magazine, review, Reviews, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2018.12.25

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A few more thoughts on the Kurodahan translation prize (2018) contest, japan, japanese, kurodahan, translation Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2018.12.21

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Book release: “Tales of the Disturbed” (classic Japanese fiction by Yoshio Toyoshima) Aside, culture, ebook, E-book publishing, 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

Wed 2018.12.12

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Japanese slang term: “mazogee” (マゾゲー) games, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, terms Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.12.10

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Japanese vocabulary list: words about sleep General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, raising a bilingual child, sleep, terms, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2018.12.03

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Japanese expression ありそうでなかった (ari sou de nakatta), and some tasty soy sauce expression, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation 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 2018.11.26

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Japanese colloquial expression: “sorya sou desho” (そりゃそうでしょ) and related phrases expressions, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate 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

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