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- Amazon Kindle Singles in Japanese 1 week ago Japanese students living outside of Japan sometimes have trouble finding reading material. There are no BookOFFs or Kinokuniyas in, say, Omaha, Nebraska. And most of the ebook sales platforms are region locked. You might counter with the fact that the … Continue reading →
- How to Incomplete Sentences in Japanese 2 weeks ago I’m in the Japan Times this week with an article about incomplete sentences in Japanese: “To be a more complete Japanese speaker, leave your sentences incomplete.” There are so many good examples, and I think I managed to include almost … Continue reading →
- How to say "plumber butt" in Japanese, and other random Sunday thoughts 2 months ago The other day I suddenly remembered the phrase 半ケツ. I’m not sure what prompted it. I mean, I have as many random sexual thoughts as your average red-blooded American male, but this was not sexual in nature…at least not completely. … Continue reading →
- How to Condolences 2 months ago I’m in The Japan Times again this week with an article about how to offer your condolences: “Condolences: what to say when there’s nothing you can say.” I’ve had this happen to me twice now. I detail the first one … Continue reading →
- 別れてください - How to Break up in Japanese 3 months ago I’m on the Japan Times Bilingual Page today: “To furu or furareru: In any lingo, breaking up is hard to do.” Sadly the piece is inspired by a true story. As is my MO these days, I dug deep in … Continue reading →
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