Posts Tagged ‘Japanese’

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How to Choose English Translation of The Tale of Genji

November 15, 2008

If you are planning to read what some consider the world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji, several translations can guide you through the fascinating world of the Heian Period. Let us examine major English translations of The Tale of Genji.

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Anne of Green Gables (Akage no Anne) Prequel: Before Green Gables (Konnichiwa Anne)

November 13, 2008

Akage no Anne

Anne of Green Gables (赤毛のアン, Akage no An, literally “Red-haired Anne”) is an animated television series (part of World Masterpiece Theater) adapted from the novel Anne of Green Gables by Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery and produced by people who are now members of Studio Ghibli: directed by Isao Takahata with scene design and layout by Hayao Miyazaki. Due to disagreements with Takahata’s controlled, realistic acting animation, Miyazaki left Nippon Animation after 15 episodes.

The year 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of Akage no An animation and 101th anniversary of Anne of Green Gables novel. New anime will be based on the novel Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Global Gender Gap Report 2008

November 13, 2008

Through the Global Gender Gap Reports, for the past three years the World Economic Forum has been providing a framework for quantifying the magnitude of genderbased disparities, tracking their progress over time and designing effective measures reducing them.

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Tale of Genji Anime: Genji Monogatari Sen-nen-ki Genji

November 10, 2008

I reported about the new anime version of the Tale of Genji. Recently, some interesting details were unveiled. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Shifting Priorities: What Japanese Women Look for in a Mate Now?

November 8, 2008

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Do Japanese Know Hatsune Miku and Her Greatest Hits?

November 3, 2008

Read the results of the survey and check out Miku’s videos and pictures :)

What about you? Do you know who she is?

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Asakiyumemishi – Tale of Genji Anime

November 3, 2008

The Tale of Genji turned 1000 this year. “The tale describes everything about life, such as what a human being is and what love is,” said Jakucho Setouchi, a translator of the novel into modern Japanese. Anime based on manga inspired by the classic Japanese novel will air in January 2009 on Fuji TV. Read the rest of this entry ?

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