I’m pleased to announce the release of a book of short stories by classic author Kyusaku Yumeno, with stories listed in both English-only and Japanese/English parallel formats. Over 60 translation notes are included to give a deeper understanding of the original text.
I translated the second part of Kenji Miyazawa’s famous story “Matasaburo of the Wind”, which happens to be the same story referred to in the song “Matasaburo” by the rock band Yorushika.
This is the first post of a new series about dealing with common problems experienced in Japanese to English translation. This time I go over some approaches to translating adjectival clauses, which can be tricky due to differences between the grammar in these two languages.
In this post I talk about the concept of iteration, and how it relates to fractals, the act of writing creative works, and the process of translation.
I’ve translated over ten stories by Juza Unno (海野十三), an important figure in Japanese science fiction (which you can find in both E-book and paper book form here), probably more stories than I’ve translated by any other author. One of my goals in publishing these stories was to allow English speakers around the world to… Read More »
I’m proud to announce my latest book release, a trio of SF fiction stories by Japanese classic author Ikujiro Ran.
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.
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.