Locohama’s Book: My Name is Loco and I am a Racist

Locohama’s Book: My Name is Loco and I am a Racist

Posted by in Books on 18. Jan, 2012 | Comments Off

Well, another Japan blogger has beat me to self-publishing! (I really need to get on that.) Baye from Loco in Yokohama has finished his book! His blog is extremely popular so I’m sure his book will be enjoyed by many. His book is called “Hi! My Name is Loco and I am a Racist” and [...]

Japanese Language Audio Books on iPad with Rye Studio

Japanese Language Audio Books on iPad with Rye Studio

Posted by in Books, Gadgets, Media on 03. Oct, 2011 | 3 Comments

In an effort to boost my pitiful Chinese abilities… I got an App! A company called Rye Studio makes a series of picture book apps for iPhone and iPad that read you a story while showing you the text in Chinese. Listening to target language text being read at native speed while reading along is [...]

Tadoku Again! What to Read?

Posted by in Books, Language on 29. Jun, 2011 | 4 Comments

Kafka! Again! Tadoku is coming again! I haven’t performed very well in the Tadoku competitions. I do read a lot of Japanese daily, because it’s my life, but I have trouble sticking to whatever novel it was that I picked for the contest. Also, I’m too lazy to record pages of games or random webpages [...]

How to use Aozora Bunko to get free Japanese books

How to use Aozora Bunko to get free Japanese books

Posted by in Books, Culture, Gadgets, Language on 13. Feb, 2011 | 4 Comments

Aozora Bunko is an excellent resource for free and legal Japanese reading material. Once you have downloaded Aozora texts you can read them on your computer, print them out, or even load them onto your Kindle. If you like studying Japanese and have an interest in Japanese literature, then I’m sure you will find Aozora [...]

Break into Manga Translation with Manga Digital Guild

Break into Manga Translation with Manga Digital Guild

Posted by in Art, Books, Language, Working on 10. Feb, 2011 | 6 Comments

Lot’s of people who study Japanese hope to get into translation some day. And when it comes to translation, many people hope to do manga or game translation, why? Cause the content is freaking fun! But how to break into the field? A friend recently introduced me to Digital Manga Guild, and it seems to [...]

Listen to Shitakiri Suzume over and over again

Listen to Shitakiri Suzume over and over again

Posted by in Books, Culture, Language, Media on 17. Jan, 2011 | 1 Comment

Shitakiri-Suzume, an Amazon MP3 Download When you listen to a story that you know in your target language over and over again, you learn. It’s a proven fact!* So, put said story on your iPhone or iPod and listen to it on your commute, or while grocery shopping. Guaranteed results. Listening to Shitakiri Suzume (The [...]

Interview with Yuka-sensei

Interview with Yuka-sensei

Posted by in Books, Language, Working on 05. Nov, 2010 | 3 Comments

We have another interview for you! This time with my good friend, Yuka the Japanese teacher! Sensei in her graduation kimono Why did you decide to come to the U.S. to teach Japanese? I received a scholarship to study TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) while teaching the Japanese language at Boston University. [...]

Interview with @jyemenai

Interview with @jyemenai

Posted by in Books, Language, Tokyo, Travel on 23. Oct, 2010 | 2 Comments

@jyemenai and his Pepsi bottle Hello JapanNewbies! We’ve got another interview for you. This time, with @jyemenai, who has recently returned from his first trip to Japan, which also happens to be his first trip overseas! Let’s get right into it. Could you tell us briefly what the KCP program is all about, and why [...]

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