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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

Fri 2017.07.21

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Expressing bad intentions in Japanese and 「悪気」 (warugi) expression, General, grammar, intenion, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, warugi 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

Fri 2017.07.14

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Variations on a phrase for asking directions when you are lost directions, General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, phrases Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.07.14

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Mobile App Review: Manabi Reader: a nice assistant to help improve your Japanese reading skills General, ios, iphone, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, manabi, reader, Reviews Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2017.07.13

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芽吹さん、幸せになってね Japan, Japan: Translation 茉莉花の独り言

Tue 2017.07.11

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Wanted: Editor/Proofreader Aside, edit, editor, fiction, japan, japanese, proofreader, short story, story, translation, Uncategorized 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

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

Thu 2017.07.06

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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

Mon 2017.07.03

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Japanese fiction translation: “Final Days of Summer” by “Masaki Hashiba” [Story 2 / Part 4] dolphin, fantasy, fiction, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation, whale Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2017.07.02

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Easily misunderstood Japanese word: でぶしょう (debushou) is not about being fat debushou, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, term Self Taught Japanese
Japanese fiction translation: “Final Days of Summer” by “Masaki Hashiba” [Story 2 / Part 3] fantasy, fiction, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2017.06.20

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shibaraku (しばらく): a good Japanese word to know a while, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, shibaraku Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2017.06.19

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Japanese fiction translation: “Final Days of Summer” by “Masaki Hashiba” [Story 2 / Part 2] fantasy, fiction, final days of summer, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, story, translation, Uncategorized 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

Tue 2017.06.06

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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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La Peregrinación Sagrada japan, translation, travel, update Zxzxzx's Blog

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

Mon 2017.05.29

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Japanese novel translation: “The Rainlands” by Haruka Asahi [Chapter 5] adventure, fantasy, fiction, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, novel, story, translation Self Taught Japanese

Sun 2017.05.28

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A comical error: Google Translate fails miserably to translate a Japanese verb General, google, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, technology, translate, translation Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2017.05.23

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Japanese novel translation: “The Rainlands” by Haruka Asahi [Chapter 4] fantasy, fiction, General, haruka asahi, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, the rainlands, translation Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2017.05.15

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Ramen Ryoma: One of the top Ramen restaurants in Portland, Oregon General, japan, japanese, portland, ramen, restaurant, review, Reviews, ryoma, soup, tasty Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2017.05.10

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In These Words Japan, Reads 茉莉花の独り言

Tue 2017.05.09

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Some announcements about “Final Days of Summer” by Masaki Hashiba Aside, fiction, General, japan, japanese, kino kuni award, news, translation, update Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2017.05.02

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Japanese phrase: “warukatta” (わるかった・悪かった) General, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Beginner, language, phrase, study, warui, warukatta Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2017.05.01

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Japanese novel translation: “The Rainlands” by Haruka Asahi [Chapter 2] asahi haruka, fantasy, fiction, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, literature, novel, the rainlands, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2017.04.24

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Japanese novel translation: “The Rainlands” by Haruka Asahi [Chapter 1] adventure, fantasy, fiction, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, journey, novel, translation Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2017.04.20

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Loco in Japan Books, Japan David Chart's Blog

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

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

Mon 2017.04.10

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Japanese fiction translation: “Final Days of Summer” by “Masaki Hashiba” [Story 1 / Part 4] fantasy, fiction, final days of summer, General, japan, japanese, masaki hashiba, translation Self Taught Japanese

Fri 2017.04.07

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Japanese grammar: a tricky passage and morphing adjectives adjective, grammar, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, noun, self-taught Self Taught Japanese

Thu 2017.04.06

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Film Review: Digimon Adventure Tri-Sōshitsu Digimon, japan, Japanese Entertainment, Toei Animation OH! Blog

Tue 2017.03.28

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Japanese fiction translation: “Final Days of Summer” by “Masaki Hashiba” [Story 1 / Part 3] book, fantasy, final days of summer, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, masaki hashiba, novel, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese
Japanese vocabulary list: School and Educational Institution Terms children, education, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, Japanese Study: Intermediate, language, list, raising a bilingual child, school, terms, vocab, vocabulary, Vocabulary Lists Self Taught Japanese

Wed 2017.03.22

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スクショ: a Japanese loanword you’ll never guess the meaning of General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, loanwords, screenshot, Uncategorized, 外来語 Self Taught Japanese

Tue 2017.03.21

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Japanese learning mobile app review: Sokuji (即時): Japanese Dictionary Browser app, iphone, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Intermediate, learning, review, Reviews, sokuji Self Taught Japanese

Mon 2017.03.20

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Japanese fiction translation: “Final Days of Summer” by “Masaki Hashiba” [Story 1 / Part 2] dolphins, fiction, final days of summer, General, japan, japanese, Japanese Study: Advanced, masaki hashiba, story, translation, Uncategorized Self Taught Japanese