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.
I wrote a detailed review of Sakuraco snack boxes that contain a selection of delicious Japanese traditional treats, available via monthly subscription.
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.
I’m proud to announce the release of “Language Motivation: Tips and inspirations for language learning”, a book about maintaining language learning that is based on my experience learning and teaching Japanese, written so that it can be used by someone learning any language.
In this post I talked about Japan’s “Braille Blocks”, a system that is employed throughout Japan to assist the visually-impaired.
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.
My series of Japanese fairy tales, “Classic Japanese Fairy Tales”, is one of my favorite projects because each of Mimei Ogawa’s stories manages to pack a significant message in a small, easy-to-understand form. This makes everything from story selection, translation, and editing a real joy, and these attributes also make these stories useful for those… Read More »