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蛍の光 ~ Auld Lang Syne in Japanese

Posted: December 3rd, 2007 | Posted in: General

If you’re learning Japanese, or any other foreign language for that matter, educating your tongue to defy gravity is an important, and difficult part of the learning curve. I recently came across a great example exercise… the Japanese version of the Scottish song “Auld Lang Syne” by Robert …
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Barbara Luna (バーバラ・ルーナ)

Posted: December 3rd, 2007 | Posted in: General

Yesterday I was watching Sunday afternoon TV and came across the 1968 movie Firecreek. There are a few very famous actors in the movie including James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens… but the one who caught my eye most was Barbara Luna. Barbara Luna is probably most famous …
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Japanese art in Fireworks CS3

Posted: November 30th, 2007 | Posted in: General

As anyone who knows me will know… I love anything that’s Japanese. I don’t think there’s a single person in the world who doesn’t find Japanese art either aesthetically pleasing or inspiring. Today I decided to have a go at a Japanese(esque) image in Adobe Fireworks CS3. I’m …
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Japanese for the internet

Posted: November 29th, 2007 | Posted in: General

I don’t know whether or not many of the people who visit my website will be interested in reading this, but I thought I’d compile some notes for using Japanese online, starting with some Japanese web terminology and then moving on to an example of an introductory message/email …
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Japanese Comedy Game Shows

Posted: November 27th, 2007 | Posted in: General

In the UK we have people hosting game shows who pretend to be nasty. For example, Anne Robinson in the Weakest Link. However, in Japan it seems that, for some, a great deal of pleasure and amusement is gained from watching TV shows where the name-of-the-game is to …
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