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Finally some winter snow.


Japanese: 昨日とくべつなすしに行きました。あなごがいちばんおいしかったです。

英語で: Delicious sushi. At the best sushi places one is served sushi directly from the chef’s hand on the plate.


Japanese: 山寺へ行きました。日本は秋がきれいです。のぼりがたかかった。つかれた人たくさんいました!

えいごで: Enjoying the autumn colours and the climb at Yamadera.

Festa Tohoku

えいごで: This weekend we could enjoy the university festival.

Japanese: 今しゅうまつ東北大学はFestaありました。たのしかったです。

Zoo Signs

English: A Japanese zoo is a great place for the discerning sign-afficionado.

日本語で: 八木山どうぶつこうえんに行きました。


えいごで: Last week I went to Tokyo for the organisation of a conference at Waseda University.

Japanese: せんしゅうカンファレンスに東京へ行きました。 がいこくけんきゅうしゃたくさんきました。おつかれさまでした。

View from the 33rd floor. 三十三かい




えいごで: I visited Kyoto for a small international workshop at Kyoto University. Despite the busy schedule, we managed to steal a few hours for some local tourism.

Japanese: せんせんしゅう ワークショップに京都へ行きました。


えいごで: This weekend we had a jazz festival in Sendai.

Japanese: こんしゅうまつ仙台はジャズのまつりありました。おんがくよかったです。


English: Warnings and requests which bring a smile to one’s face during the daily commute.

日本語で: ちかてつで行って、あんぜんに、かいてきに:



えいごで: As may have been noted before, fish is eaten rather a lot in Japan, including at breakfast.

Japanese: 日本のあさごはんにさかなをたべます。

えいごで: Of course, of one doesn’t feel like eating fish in the morning one can always get a Japanese western-style breakfast. A good cafe will serve a western breakfast at half the price of a cup of coffee. These breakfasts seem to be popular among the Japanese business-people and elderly. I conjecture that the first group takes advantage of the speed, and the second group has a nostalgic liking for the toast. Bread was distributed in their youth by the occupation authorities as a cheap substitute for white rice.

Japanese: ウェスタンのあさごはん。

Japanese: 日本のあさごはんの方がおいしいです。