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Guide to Japanese License Exchange

Ever since coming to Japan I have been thinking about exchanging my Canadian license for a Japanese one. There are several practical reasons for this. The main one being that as a resident of Japan, I cannot drive without one. I don’t need to drive in Tokyo but there are a lot of places in Japan that aren’t practical to …


Book Review | RDG レッドデータガール はじめてのお使い – 荻原紀子

I first heard of Red Data Girl when it was released as an anime in 2013. It was just a few months before my high school graduation and I fell in love with the story. Finally, after years of Japanese study, I have finally finished the first book of the series. I’m really excited to tell you what I think. …


[Unofficial] If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura

Tonight, in the vein of thought that I am completely unmotivated to study Japanese but really need to, I thought that I would try my hand at translating the prologue of the first novel that I read in Japanese. Translation has been something that I have been dabbling in for awhile – through a previous part-time job and also occasionally …