Japan Now, a British festival celebrating contemporary Japanese literature and art, is now in its third year. What a magical thing it is to bring authors from Japan to meet people who love their books.
I am translating This World Isn’t Made Two by Two by Nao-cola Yamazaki. This is my weekly translation diary. Often being a translator means reading really closely, paying attention to the structure […]
Michael Emmerich has been endlessly criticized by reviewers and readers alike for “Americanizing” in his translations, something he pays very close attention to. I know, because this is how he […]
William Maxwell Bickerton, September 1924. Property of the National Library of New Zealand. At Wednesday’s Tsuda lecture at SOAS, Professor Norma Field, in discussing the Japanese proletarian cultural movement in […]
What follows is a highly subjective, unbalanced guide to Japanese London. Where can you get green tea Kit-Kats in London? I don’t know and I don’t really care. I love […]
Breakfast 朝御飯 (Asagohan) by HAYASHI Fumiko (林 芙美子) HAYASHI Fumiko is the proto Japanese food-blogger. For real. Her soul is so restless right now with anger that she didn’t live […]
An excerpt from Igirisu-nippon iwasete moraimasse イギリス・ニッポン言わせてもらいまっせ (“Let me tell you about England and Japan”) by Takao Keiko 高尾慶子. All rights held by Takao Keiko, 2004. I got a phone […]