In this post I give a list of words which contain kanji not commonly used in modern Japanese anymore, as a way to help those wanting to get into reading classical literature that is 50+ years old.
When I created the first post of this blog in December, 2013, I never imagined that I would be still updating it periodically nearly eight years later. Though I check my site stats fairly often, it’s somewhat rare for me to check the number of articles, but when I did so a few months back… Read More »
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.
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.