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Japanese on an iPod Touch

I finally bought myself an iPod Touch about a month ago. I wanted something to allow me to use electronic flashcards on the move. On the train I can use my DS and Kakitorikun but it’s impossible to use pen … Continue reading

02. May 2010 by ロバート
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New JLPT specifications

I read an interesting document about the new JLPT specifications for the test starting in 2010 from the Japan Foundation. Considering the search terms people use in Google these points are a big departure from the old test: There are … Continue reading

11. December 2009 by ロバート
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Children Full of Life – 涙と笑いのハッピークラス

I came across this film today on Japan Probe. It reminds me a bit of “The Queen’s Classroom” except this is a real look inside a classroom in Japan’s primary school system. The original 涙と笑いのハッピークラス―4年1組命の授業 was made by NHK in … Continue reading

22. July 2009 by ロバート
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The Queen’s Classroom – 女王の教室

I first saw The Queen’s Classroom in Japan about a year ago. It has got to have the most evil bully of a teacher even in TV. Set in the sixth grade class in an elementary school, Akutsu-sensei has a … Continue reading

26. March 2009 by ロバート
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Speak Japanese to me!

ImTranslator.com This is amazing. Paste or type some Japanese text into the box above. It will take you to Smartlink, a company that makes translation software, and will speak your text in a very natural voice. Amazing. Here is a … Continue reading

14. April 2008 by ロバート
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Kurosawa Retrospective at the Barbican London

There is a short retrospective of Akira Kurosawa films at the Barbican in May, commemorating the 10th anniversary of his death in 1998. The films are Rashomon on 4 May Throne of Blood on 11 May Seven Samurai on 18 … Continue reading

26. March 2008 by ロバート
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