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「言葉」の「言」 – Heidegger übersetzt:

“Das Ereignis der lichtenden Botschaft der Anmut”

*prust*

Edit: …aber immerhin, wenn fünf Jahrzehnte später ein schöner Essay über Sei Shōnagon dabei herauskommt…

The Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program

Try saying that quickly five times in a row. I wasn’t aware of this program until now, but it sounds pretty attractive:

Working closely with the National Institute for Japanese Language, this program is designed to recognize outstanding achievements by leading non-resident and non-Japanese researchers of the Japanese language and/or Japanese instruction, as well as those of younger non-Japanese researchers with fresh points of view. These researchers and instructors are invited to Japan to further their studies.

Check out the details here.

PingMag Interviews Manga Translator

For 15 years, Italian Simona Pini has been translating manga from Japanese into Italian and English. And not just any manga, but the big ones of the shoujo and shonen genres: Air Gear, Bleach, Steel Ball Run, Host Club or Nana! One quite special profession and I bet a lot of folks do envy her. How did she get there? PingMag visited Simona in Tokyo’s lovely Nakameguro neighbourhood where she currently stays…

Read on: PingMag – The Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things” » Archive » Dream Job: Manga Translator

Learning Japanese with Akira Kurosawa

What a great, great blog post. Just go there already: Learning Japanese with Akira Kurosawa.


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