On Deck

Kanji Kaimono and Essay 1421 on 壌 (arable soil) Are Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks:

October 30: The launch of Kanji Kaimono, an online store where you'll be able to buy all manner of goods with kanji on the surface!

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JOK Notebook

Rhythm and Blues

I mentioned last week that a former cram school head had sent me a bounty of Japanese sentences about cram schools. And as I said then, his thoughtful answers not only informed me about cram schools (塾, じゅく) but also taught me a lot about Japanese.

I don't know...

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What's New

Essay 1370 on 塾 (cram school) Is Now Out

The 142nd essay has posted! Essay 1370 on 塾 (cram school; private after-hours school) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

After a full school day, many Japanese kids head to "cram...

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JOK Notebook

Beyond My Wildest Fantasies

Yesterday, as I was spacing out to avoid the discomfort of a difficult yoga position, our teacher asked us this: "Where are you now? If you're thinking about the past or dreaming about the future, you're not in this room, and you're not in the present moment." At least, I think that's what she said. I was, as I said, spaced out and may have missed some of her comments...

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On Deck

Essay 1370 on 塾 (cram school) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks:

October 24: Essay 1370 on 塾 (cram school; private after-hours school)

October 31: Essay 1421 on 壌 (arable soil, earth) 

Also, sometime soon we will launch Kanji Kaimono, a store where you'll be able to buy all manner of goods with kanji on the...

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