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Alternative Reading Material Online
Hello everyone! As some of you may or may not to know, I have been trying to read video games in order to learn Japanese for a while. I wanted to...
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Individual Differences In Second Language Learners
Hello, In this entry I'd like to talk about motivation and its role in learning languages. Genki, a popular textbook Generally speaking...
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Exploring My Handwritten Japanese
Hello! In this entry I want to examine my handwritten Japanese. I find that there's an artistry in written Japanese which is more prominent than...
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Exploration Of The に 助詞
Script: レティスの子供が 姿を変えた この神鳥のたましいを使えば 空を自由に飛ぶことが できるのね。 *Part 1 Translation* レティス: this is a proper noun. の:助詞 子供: child が:助詞 姿:すがた:shape を:助詞...
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Exploring The "potential Form" (to Be Able To Form)
Hello! Today I'd like to talk about the potential form or if you rather: "to be able" to do something. Potential Form: When reading up about the...
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「て+いる」 Form Exploration
Hello everyone, today I thought I'd work on the following excerpt: Step 1: As usual, I first type in the actual text from the picture...
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Exploring 「こと」
Hello everyone! Today I will explore the 「こと」construction as it is something which often shows up in written Japanese texts I've stumbled upon...
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Doing Without Furigana
This time I'll talk about dealing with situations without furigana (the little kana on top of kanji). Without kana, it takes more work to identify...
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「よう」exploration
Today I will talk about 「よう」. I had seen this suffix quite a few times scattered in all sorts of excerpts so I decided I would investigate this...
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Kanji See It?
Hello everyone, This time around, I'll talk about the importance of kanji when trying to learn when translating something. Remembering the Kanji...
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Hello everyone, For the first entry in this blog series, I'll discuss how to proceed to understand conjugation by recognize it being used in...
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Glimmering Skies
Not long ago I was contacted by a lady living in our neighbourhood who was looking for someone to brush up her “rusty” German. She is in her early...
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Cp+ 2018
The 2018 CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show is currently held at the Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall and Conference Centre in Minato Mirai, the 9th...
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Night In White Satin
"Tokyo hit by heaviest snow since 2014" - whenever the first snowfall hits Tokyo, the city sinks into inescapable chaos. Traffic chaos, that is...
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Why Exploring Tokyo Is A Great Way To Start.
Ever since I was 10 years old I decided that I wanted to go to Japan one day. Japan was the mysterious country with the great temples, unknown...
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Kaigai Manga Festa And Comic Art Tokyo 2017
I got back last week after participating in both late November events, that are all about comics. This week was Tokyo Comicon, which is...
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ジョウビタキ
Spotted in our neighbourhood: a ジョウビタキ (jōbitaki), or Daurian redstart (Phoenicurus auroreus). Native breeding in East Asia (northeastern China...
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Getting Ready For Tokyo
This Thursday, Nov. 23, is the Kaigai Manga Festa, and Nov. 25 is Comic Art Tokyo. Both events are big draws for foreign comic makers in Japan...
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