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Job Opening: (Contract) Translator (Japanese/English)

Company: Nintendo of America Location: Redmond, WA Education: not listed, some experience required Posted Sept. 27, 2012 to LinkedIn.com Nintendo of America Inc. The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Haruki Murakami bingo

Although the internet works faster than our Fun Link Fridays, maybe some of you haven’t yet come across this gem, an illustration of Haruki Murakami Bingo, that appeared in the New York Times recently: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/01/books/review/03snider.html Even if you’ve only read … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: World Map Quiz… in Japanese!

Ready for a slightly more challenging game than last week’s country quizzes? With all the educational mobile apps and online games these days, you may find yourself knowing more about maps now than you ever knew in eighth grade geography … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Country Quiz

Game Design‘s website offers a variety of free flash games, and this country quiz is great for intermediate and advanced students of Japanese! (c)1995-2006 GAMEDESIGN Players are given a choice of three different countries and have to guess which country … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Children’s Games

Wanna play ____? For many kids around the world, recess is the highlight of their school day. But the way they spend this treasured time differs from country to country, region to region and even school to school. Japanese elementary … Continue reading

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Site Review: Studying Basic Kanji with Phantom Thief Nekopy

http://www.nekopy.com/ “Kaitou Nekopi” (怪盗ねこぴー), Phantom Thief Nekopy, is a Japanese website designed to help elementary school children have fun while studying. It’s full of games related to all their school subjects: including math, science, social studies, English and kokugo– Japanese. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Do you know your prefectures?

Back to some fun game links, this week we’re featuring two prefectural guessing games to see if you know your Japan geography! They’re simple, but very addictive. The first, from http://www.purposegames.com/ is Prefectures of Japan. Each prefecture has a little … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Hanafuda!

Hanafuda, or “flower cards,” are a traditional set of Japanese playing cards. The deck consists of 48 cards that have nature inspired designs and are associated with the months of the year. There are four cards for each month and … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Online games for Japanese study

It was my hope to do Fun Link Friday with some online Japanese learning games, but to my disappointment, most of the games out there are aimed at beginners learning hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Once you hit a decently advanced … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Sushi Cat and デブ猫

Since everybody likes some fun, especially when dealing with the various stresses caused by deciding what to do with your life, every Friday we will be posting something neat related to Japan, just for the heck of it. Fun things … Continue reading

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