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Is kana sufficient to write Japanese?

There is a recurring theme on a lot of blogs and forums that Japanese can only be written intelligibly using kanji. They have the idea that Japanese written only in kana (or romaji) cannot hold enough information and becomes difficult … Continue reading

24. May 2011 by ロバート
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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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Nintendo DSi LL

Or outside of Japan the DSi XL. But a friend has brought me a Japanese DSi LL a month or so ahead of the European launch. Who needs an Apple iPad?

09. February 2010 by ロバート
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FileMaker Kanji Project – progress 1

I’ve started making my Kanji Notebook. The first week has seen me gather a lot of the basic data I want, some of it imported using XLST such as Kanjidic, some of it input by hand, some from tab separated … Continue reading

20. December 2009 by ロバート
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Kanken Result 2009

As can be seen from the above certificate I passed 9th grade in the Kanken test. やった! I was reasonably confident however. Although I can be a little proud of my achievement it only puts me on a par with … Continue reading

19. December 2009 by ロバート
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My FileMaker Pro Kanji Project

Long ago before I started learning Japanese, FileMaker Pro was one of my favourite programs. Then I started spending most of my time on Japanese and FileMaker was sidelined, especially as it didn’t support Japanese characters at that time. It’s … Continue reading

08. December 2009 by ロバート
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