Category Archives: Translations

Are the ESL Programs in Japan Doing More Harm than Good?

When you see the same mistakes being made over and over by different people – which you will inevitably see in the English education system in Japan – then the problem is clear. It’s not an individual thing; it’s a … Continue reading

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What Do Japanese Children Want to Be When they Grow Up? (Survey)

The Asahi Shimbun recently produced a ranking of first-year primary school children’s future aspirations. The article came out on April 24th, and it ranked the top ten answers for boys and girls. Oddly enough, the survey was conducted by the … Continue reading

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Everybody Hates Toby

Has Governor Toby of Tokyo lost touch with reality? Has he lost touch with his supporters? You be the judge, in this piece on power trips, alienation, stupidity, and divinity. Continue reading

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Eastern Japan to Brace for Another M9 Earthquake Within 30 years

There is a good chance that within the next 30 years, Eastern Japan is going to experience another massive earthquake. It might be the same magnitude as the one that killed tens of thousands in March. Continue reading

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100+ Japanese Students’ Reactions to Black Friday & Boxing Day

“This is shopping? It looks like war!” This is one of the comments I received from one of the 100+ students who saw the dangers of Black Friday for the very first time. I was asked to give a presentation … Continue reading

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17 Most Tweeted Events of 2011 (You’ll NEVER guess #1)

Everyone thought the year would ring in with the most tweeted story coming from the U.S. Not by a long shot. Continue reading

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2011’s Most Popular (and banned) Japanese Baby Names

A ranking of Japanese baby names was recently released, showing which were the most popular this year. Apparently “Hiroto” is the most popular boy’s name and “Yui” is the most popular girl’s name. Name trends are an interesting thing, because … Continue reading

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Cute Pink Bunny Teaches Japan about the U.S. Economy

The “Manga Newspaper” wrote about the hardships that Americans are facing. I translated it and published my translated work here. Continue reading

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