文末 Nuggets

@howtojapanese @japantimes @AkoKitamura always struggle with sentences like "he said she told him they were very happy". 主語と動詞が多すぎ — Brendan Hidenaga (@tintinaujapon) February 12, 2015 My March Japan Times Bilingual piece is up: “Avoiding the subject isn’t such a bad … Continue reading

Hard-boiled Wonderland Project

I blogged my close reading of Haruki Murakami’s Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World from 2012-2018 and analyzed the changes that Birnbaum made in translation and the revisions that Murakami made for re-publication in his Complete Works. For … Continue reading

More Investigations

Back to the real point of this blog – yeah, it’s a Murakami blog these days despite my two recent posts on the Japanese language. If you’re a new reader, here’s the idea: Haruki Murakami’s 1985 novel Hard-boiled Wonderland and … Continue reading

On the Rocks

(Photo from this cool retro blog, which I found via this excellent blog post waxing nostalgic about Japanese whiskey.) お待たせしました! and 明けましておめでとうございます! Apologies for the long delay between posts. Thanksgiving to New Years is a long blur, but I have, … Continue reading