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Fun Link Friday: “Let It Go”: Japanese Google Translate Version

While the actual translation into Japanese of “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen is beautifully done, what would have happened if Google Translate had done the translation? YouTuber N.Y. sora not only posts the Google Translate lyrics in Japanese alongside … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Compose Your Own J-Pop Songs

Thanks to RocketNews24, we now have a nice system for composing your own cheesy J-pop lyrics! Just follow the boxes, and make some choices :) Fuller explanation & translation of the chart at RocketNews.

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Fun Link Friday: Three Videos on Language & Ethnicity

P. Kerim Friedman, associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan, recently posted some funny videos on Savage Minds (one of the most prominent anthropology blogs out there, it would seem, … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Workshop: hentaigana and kuzushiji workshop

The Penn Faculty Working Group for Reading Asian Manuscripts will hold a four-day workshop on reading Edo-period hentaigana and kuzushiji July 22-25, 2014, and invites applications from faculty and graduate students from all fields of Japanese studies to participate. The workshop … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Lecturer in Japanese

PURDUE UNIVERSITY CONTINUING LECTURER IN JAPANESE The School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue University invites applications for a continuing lecturer position in Japanese beginning August, 2014. Continuing Lectureships are non-tenure-track teaching positions, with medical and retirement benefits. We seek … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Nihon no Kaomoji

Today’s FLF Link is JapaneseEmoticons.net, or 日本の顔文字. I’ve been looking for a site like this for a long time. There are quite a few of them out there, to be sure, but this is probably the cleanest, most nicely organized … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Wasei-Eigo Poll

Check out the results of the “‘English’ words Japanese don’t realise aren’t English” poll on What Japan Thinks for a list of useful wasei-eigo words. I actually think these lists are great for learning the correct way to use these terms … Continue reading

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Workshop: IUC Intensive Kanbun Workshop

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama (administered by Stanford University), wishes to draw the attention of pmjs members to our offering of a three-week intensive course in reading kanbun in the summer of 2014. The course is intended … Continue reading

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Workshop: USC Kambun workshop

A KAMBUN WORKSHOP this summer at USC in Los Angeles Reading the Shôyûki of Fujiwara Sanesuke July 14 to August 8, 2014 The Project for Premodern Japan Studies in the History Department of the University of Southern California announces this … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Nippon.com

The Nippon Communications Foundation (the fellows behind Nippon.com, formerly of Japan Echo) is hiring a Japanese-to-English translator. I have recently posted about Nippon.com my own blog, the awkwardly-titled A Man With Tea. The site contains articles on a wide range … Continue reading

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