I’m happy to announce the ebook release of “Fast Forward Japan”, a selection of classic SF by Unno Juza. In this post I also list the original Japanese titles of all the stories included, as well as their dates of publishing.
I published my translation of the essay “My Life” by Hayashi Fumiko (林芙美子), a notable woman Japanese author of the early 20th century.
In this article I’d like to go over the expression ともなく (to mo naku), which you may come across when reading Japanese literature. While it is usually written in hiragana as ともなく, sometimes you can see it written in a mix of kanji and hiragana as とも無く It’s composed of three parts: the particle “to”,… Read More »
In this post I go over the expression 「言葉が足りず、すみませんでした」, including some variations and related expressions.
I decided to write up a detailed report of a recent problem I had with publishing an e-book using KDP that ended up delaying the release around a week.
It’s rare that I read blogs written in English about Japanese, but there is one blog I do check out pretty often so I thought I would highlight in a focused post: landofnu.com. This blog, which seems to have started in February 2011, has a variety of topics: Japanese (kotowaza and 4-letter compounds), fiction, non-fiction,… Read More »
In this post I review Skritter, an app designed for learning how to write in Japanese (as well as Chinese). Although I highlight a bunch of nitpicks, overall Skritter is a useful app that is worth checking out.
During my Japanese studies, I’ve made it a point to try and have a thorough understanding of Japanese grammar because I feel that it gives me a good base not only for speaking and writing correctly, but also understanding nuances of the language I might otherwise miss. Just the other day the word “呼ばされる” (yobasareru)… Read More »
Recently I published my first paperback book through Amazon’s KDP. In this article I go over what went well and what didn’t. If you are considering publishing through KDP I highly recommend checking this out.
I’ve just released a paperback book of classic Japanese science fiction works by Juza Unno, including “Eighteen O’Clock Music Bath”, the first modern Japanese dystopian story.