Unraveling a Thread - JOK Notebook

Last week I wrote about attending Kyle Ikeda's lecture on Okinawan literature, and I mentioned that, much to my frustrat...

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Make No Mistake - JOK Notebook

Essay 1958 on 彙 (collection) is now out, and although I focused the essay on that kanji (of course!), I felt intrigued by several o...

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Kanji Builder on Kanshudo - JOK Notebook

Over at Kanshudo, a site that teaches kanji in a variety of ways, there's a new game called Kanji Bui...

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You're the Tops - JOK Notebook

Here's the best thing I've seen all day—a video of an 80-year-old Japanese toy maker who wishes he co...

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