Monthly Archives: April 2011

Good: The Booze-loving Tanuki Fellow

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Good: Umbrellas, free to borrow

Submitted to Show Me Japan Vol 1 Issue 23

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Over-Translating

Japanese has a lot of set phrases to trot out at appropriate times. When somebody finishes work, their peers say o-tsukaresama deshita. When somebody leaves the house they say itte kimasu and when they return they invariably yell tadaima. Before … Continue reading

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Good: Toki Asako with Toe – Talk Show

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Big Fool

Previously, I wrote of my humiliation at being a grown man taking part in a kindergarten show in front of a large audience. That is still the experience that haunts me most from those days; the one that induces in … Continue reading

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Good: New Green Tea

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Good: Bamboo and Moss

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