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Japanese Language Tools Review: A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar

29 August 2016  japanese
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Ok, I’m going to break down the reasons why this is one of the most useful Japanese Language study tools that you can buy. This dictionary can be a little pricey; I saw it recently on Amazon for about $40.00, and White Rabbit sells it for $44.50. I bought mine …

Dorama Review #5: Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro

21 August 2016  japanese
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This show, which aired on TV Tokyo in 2011, is one of the funniest j-dramas I’ve seen yet. It takes place in a fantasy setting, based (not so loosely) on the RPG Dragon Quest. The title translates to “The Hero Yoshihiko and the Devil’s Castle” and it’s totally nuts. The …

Bilingual Posts in Social Media Marketing

18 August 2016  japanese,life,writing
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As I’m beginning (belatedly) to go into full-tilt marketing mode with the release of a new book, I’m running into some trouble with a new Twitter account.
I decided to separate the company account (@MediaCrash) from my new, personal account (@J_A_Wynn) and was already worried about maintaining two accounts. Then, it …

Dorama Review #4: Akihabara@DEEP

6 April 2013  japanese
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Akihabara@DEEP was originally a novel by Ira Ishida that was also developed as a manga. The drama aired in 2006 on TBS in Japan.
I really liked this drama even though it has a lot going against it. It’s the sort of show that I can imagine many viewers criticizing.
Firstly, …

Japanese Language Tools Review: Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary

21 March 2013  japanese
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Often, the progress that you make when studying a foreign language is dependent on the tools that you use to maximize your study time. In Japanese language study, the tools that you use to study kanji are a serious choice.
When I first started studying, my girlfriend’s father gave me a …

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