NYC Japanese #2 – Japan Day NYC! ジャパンデイ AKB48

皆さん、久しぶりです。また、NYC の関してブーログ投稿します。

2015年5月10日はニューヨークのセントラルパークでジャパンデイが行われたんだ。

2007年から毎年一日、春の祭りのようにセントラルパークに朝はジャパンランという競走を開始していてそのあと色んな活動や伝統的な文化際やミュージシャン、アーティストなどが現れます。

そして、無料に日本の食べ物も楽しめる。今年のフードテントエリアが餃子、作り立てお好み焼き、お握り、お茶、わらびもちと焼きそばです。焼きそばはラーメンより知られてない人が多いかもしれないので私も焼きそばをお勧めたいと思います。

そして、最後に一番人気な活動は必ず有名な日本女性アーティストなのです。そう、日本の一番人気な女性アイドルグループ、AKB48の6人メンバーが現われました。登場した時、観客が誰よりも盛り上がりそうだった。六人メンバの名前が下に書いてある。↓

平田 梨奈 Hirata Rina

大島 涼花 Ōshima Ryōka

小嶋 陽菜 Kojima Haruna

武藤 十夢 Mutō Tomu

岩立 沙穂 Iwatate Saho

野澤 玲奈 Nozawa Rena

http://www.japandaynyc.org/

There was Japan Day NYC on May 10th, 2015 and every year around the spring. It involves a Japan Run, which is a 4 mile run around Manhattan and stops back at the Japan Day booths in Central park. There are various activities to do and food tents to try for free. They also have musicians, artists, martial arts, and various other groups and ensembles that play so it’s really a great opportunity for New Yorkers to experience some Japanese culture. Please check out the Youtube video above to watch a summary of the days event activities and also I posted below the 2014 NYC AKB-48 Koisuru Fortune Cookie dance as extra. 😀

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[ENGLISH SUBTITLES] Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Jonetsu Tairiku Complete

Everyone I have finished subbing the long awaited Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Jonetsu Tairiku video!

Yatta! It took forever because I took a break after finishing up 80% of it and then having to study for my exams and such.  I will go over and revise the timing and better fix up the translation when I get more time but for now everyone enjoy.

2014 Wrap Up 2014年のお仕舞い

皆さん、ただまい戻りました!色々な活躍とか仕事と日常生活とが起こったので更新する事が出来なくてすいませんでした。。

今年の冬私はやっとなまにJLPT(日本語の能力試験レベル2)を受けて取りました!

勉強してたが読書の法はまったく無理になてしまいました。なぜかというと試験に対してまったくその読むの法の準備してなかったからあまり残る時間がないみたいでたくさんの分が推測をしてはいけないので必ず失敗と思います。

でも、きっと大丈夫です。来年の試験を自分に本気で準備させるつもりです。それとも、もう一度動画の通訳を再び振り返します。

まだ、きゃーりぱーみゅぱーみゅの動画はすべて通訳されてないけど必ずもう次と次のポストが終われます。

それとも、皆は来年、何が欲しい物、お願いとかあるのでしょう?

僕は来年、日本のショットストリーが辞書に確認せずに何冊が読みたいんです。

それとも、日本の映画を止まずに見らて欲しいんです。

ところで、今ニューヨークのビデオ店で5枚の日本動画を借りてきました。パソコンにリップされ、字幕も入ってゆっくり見られますね。

今回、多至タイトル、題名に招待してあげます。

また来年にも頑張りましょう!

I hope everyone’s had a great year, I will wrap this up quickly but I just wanted to thank everyone who has come and viewed my blog. I didn’t expect anyone to even be reading this or watching my translated youtube videos but with over 1 million combined views, I think it is a cause for celebration. I will continue to improve on my Japanese and will definitely continue to translate and upload more videos. I’ve gotten tons of books, reading material, and non English videos from the Japanese video store here that I’d like to introduce to everyone studying Japanese or just interested in Japanese culture so I will hopefully get time to go through it all.

Finally, I’d like to leave you all with a famous Japanese song from Nagabushi Tsuyoshi長渕 剛 called Kanpai(1988) to finish this year off and hope to see you all again in 2015!

 

[ENGLISH SUBTITLES] Miura Asami水卜麻美 Hokkaido Food Exhibition

Hi everyone, I’ve finally finished subbing this video I’ve been watching from Miura Asami on Hokkaido food exhibit.

It’s kind of short and cut off, only 11 minutes or so but there’s a lot of delicious Japanese Hokkaido food including

hotate帆立(scallops), kinkiキンキ魚(fish), bota ebiボタエビ(prawn), date ichigo伊達イチゴ(strawberry), buta豚(pork), tomorokoshiトウモロコシ(corn), lots of gyokai魚介/umi no sachi海の幸 (seafood), so it’s a Japanese lesson in food and high quality koukyu高級 food.

Think of this like a lesson on culture and Japanese language with lots of goodies involved.
Hope everyone enjoys, I’ve been starting Aikido 合気道 so I will be busy on my free time with some Japanese martial arts but I will also try to sub the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu video everyone has been requesting on called Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Jonetsu-Tairiku (Complete Ver.) youtube.com/watch?v=3vGtNqgGSMc.

I also want to add in more blogs on NYC as well and comics, which I may do when I have time.

 

[ENGLISH SUBTITLES] Kyary Pamyu Pamyu meets Katy Perry

This is a short post but I have re-uploaded and added caption to the video “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu meets Katy Perry”.

They actually met up to do a performance on November 1st, 2013 for Japan’s Music Station television program.   So the program had Katy Perry and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu as well as with notable Japan megastars AKB-48 and worldwide boy band One Direction.  I have the full HD video of Music Station video if anyone is interested, but it’s long so I’m not sure if I want to sub it.  Short blog but next post will finally be my Japanese app reviews on the Android OS.

またきゃりーぱみゅぱみゅの動画が通訳をしています。今回はきゃりぱみゅぱみゅがケイテイペリーとの初出会い。

十一月ケイテイとキャリーは日本の人気なテレビ番組のミュージックステーションに出演をして日本の夢なAKB-48とイギリスのワン・ダイレクションと一緒合わせているつもりでした。この動画とは関係ないけどただ知らずの事だけです。

[ENGLISH SUBTITLES] KPP WORLD TOUR IN USA COMPLETION

やっと終わりました!すべてが出来ました!

動画の英語の通訳はそういう難しいと思わなかった。タイミングや字幕の混じっているの事も結構大変だったし最後までに終了しているの時、何か最後までに終わっていてよかったです。

自分のYoutubeのChannelにアップロードしてぜひ観てください。今この「きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅの世界ツアー」のビデオの以上はないけどいつかもっと動画をアプロードしたいです。

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay but I have finished translating the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu World Tour 100% documentary into English.

It was a tough project since I never translated anything before and there were parts where I didn’t understand what they were saying so I may have just guessed what I heard.  I think it was a great learning experience for me as someone who is still learning Japanese.  I spent almost a good month on it and have many vocabulary words to teach, which I plan on writing as a blog post in the future.  I also have the subtitle files if anyone needs.

I hope everyone enjoys the subtitles and if there is anything wrong with the timing, sync, translations please let me know!

[English Subtitles] Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 100% KPP WORLD TOUR in USA Project

Hi everyone! I am writing here to let you know I have received a bunch of requests from English viewers to subtitle the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu World Tour video into English.

This is my first time doing translations so this will definitely be an interesting experience, but I’d like to apologize in advance if anything I write makes no sense.

I translate into English with a style of staying as close to what they are saying in Japanese word by word but in a grammatically correct English format.

I will copy and paste the srt and timing as I go through.

このビデオの翻訳するの事には楽しくて頑張ります!

The video got removed so I will reupload it and add captions  myself.

[Music Video#2] 宇多田ヒカル – Goodbye Happiness

ここで新たなミュージックビデオを投稿しています。

前回の歌手は初音ミクだったので今回は私にとって特別な歌手だと思います。歌田ヒカルとよりヒッキって私が最初が好きな歌手だってたぶん中学生のごろからFirst Loveの歌が聞いてみたんだ。そして、その時も初の日本ドラマを観ていましたその「魔女の条件」というドラマが松嶋 菜々子と滝沢 秀明の役者が入っていました。もし聞いたことないなら筋書きは学生と先生の例愛関係の話でした。では、Goodbye Happinessは新しいじゃなくても何か好きでしたから英語に通訳して欲しいです。

下で歌詞が書いて英語の意味も書いています。

Utada Hikaru - Goodbye Happiness

 

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[NYC Japanese Culture] Ramen Shopsラーメン店 And The East Village

今日のブログはニューヨークにある日本料理店を探すというものです。マンハッタンの地図を見ながらちょっとEast Village[イースト·ビレッジ」のSt. Marks Placeをさがしてみると、この3rd Avenue tから Avenue A はたくさん日本のお店が増えていました。過去10年間から15年間で、この場所はどんどん日本町の様相を呈してきました。たしかにカリフォルニアはJapanTownという所があるらしいけれどニューヨークではまだそういう名前つけていなくてここはたぶん二つ目のJapanTownになるかもしれません。

最初のビデオは普通に日本のラーメンを紹介する番組だけど特別なことは外国人の方がいっぱい日本のラーメンを食べ行くつもりだったことです。そして、ニューヨークのTotto Ramenという人気のラーメン屋を紹介していました。

St Marks PlaceじゃないんですけれどMidTown East「ミッドタウンイースト」はもう日本人がたくさん住んでいる所なんです。ですが家賃はとても高そうだと思います。

次のビデオはただ誰かが作ったアマチュアビデオがイーストビレッジ日本の良い場所を紹介さしくれます。全部英語だけど案内は結構面白そうだと思う。ww

[Japanese Learning] Youtube – A Morning Walk in Japan 【朝の散歩・日本】 日英字幕

Amazing video from MyHusbandisJapanese YouTuber, they are a married couple with a Japanese husband and American wife that have a long distance relationships(遠距離恋愛)。 I love the production of their videos, they teach a lot of colloquial Japanese as well as speak English, which Jun(the husband) is pretty good at.
They also translate their English and Japanese together so for Japanese this is a good English to learn and for English speakers you can learn to read and listen Japanese.

Please check the video out and give it a thumbs up! Also, hope you guys are excited for a real exam! my next post will be on JLPT3 grammar and listening. I will be uploading an audio file and the actual practice questions on here so get ready to answer some 試験の問! I took the JLPT 3 a few years ago and passed but they changed it into a 5 part exam and now the 3 is like a mix between the previous 2 and 3, like a 2.5 so I will start from there and continue learning!
Photos of Konomiya Shrine, Taga-cho
This photo of Konomiya Shrine is courtesy of TripAdvisor

プロットはかれらが田んぼのとなりに散歩して英語と日本語も色々事が喋って、神社に祈りをするなんだけどお金忘れましたが家に戻らなければならない。
二人がなかなか新婚さんとしてラブラブという感じさ、音楽と景色はとてもきれいだった。
このみや神社は滋賀県なので誰かに滋賀県を紹介させたものが教えたいならコメントをしてください。

[Japanese Language Material] Japanese Onomatopoeia Guide #1

Hi everyone, this will be a short introduction to Onomatopoeia.  In Japan, you’ll often hear a lot of Onomatopoeia not only in writing and illustrations but used in speech as well.  Unlike in English where it is rarely used but more sound effects, the Japanese have differentiated OMTP(shortened it) into varying groups with each having their own meanings.
Let’s quickly get into the different types of OMTP

  • Giseigo (擬声語)

    Sounds that people and animals make. Simple words like a dog’s “woof!” or a baby’s cry or a cat purring.

  • Giongo (擬音語)

    More for sound effects that aren’t animal related, more object sounds like the wind blowing, an explosion, or rainfall. Out of the three types of onomatopoeia, giongo is the most inconsistent, and the one type of word you’re least likely to find in a dictionary. Think of giongo like the action words that comic books artists make up.

  • Gitaigo (擬態語)

    Words that describe actions and emotions that don’t necessarily make noises. Gitaigo is not technically OMTP because there is no sound but more of abstract things like a facial expression or a feeling.

[NYC Japanese Culture] Kyary Pamyu Pamyu きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅのパチパチ

今日のブログは何か車を運転しながら聞こえました事。

世界回りへ広がった歌手と歌謡曲、そう~きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅが到着しました!

きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅはそういう人気と思わなかった特にここへ。

なんかラジオで世界中[Top of the Charts] の部分で聞いた。だいたい世界中のトップヒットを紹介されたり、アメリカと海外もう紹介すると今週の海外はスペイン、ドイツ、パキスタン、フンランドと日本だけ。

そしてラジオで今日きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅのインベーダーインベーダーが再生していました。笑

私ならPonPonPonと以外は知らなかったから今日はとても驚いてた。

http://www.elvisduran.com/articles/elvis-duran—what-we-talked-about-136656/top-of-the-charts-listen-11316164/

そして調べてきゃりーはもう先月ニューヨークにコンサートがありました。

きゃりーはここでそういうファンはとてもびっくりしましたよ!

今回はもっと教えたいがたくさん書くつもりです。

3 Videos of Foreign Youtubers on Learning Japanese and Experiences

So before I went into just vocabulary and learning videos, I thought it’d be a good time to backtrack a few steps for beginners and people who have been studying Japanese for a while to understand what it takes to learn REAL Japanese.  For me, learning Japanese from tv shows, music, books were very useful but to really speak “real” Japanese and not textbook Japanese or just “weird” Japanese, going to Japan and living with a family that didn’t speak any English really helped.  You kind of were forced to learn Japanese real fast or else you wouldn’t be able to get around.  I think the same could be said with learning English if your a Japanese, being thrown into a situation where you NEED to learn the language forces you to pick it up very fast.

Now these 3 Youtubers all bring a different side of Japan and learning Japanese that I thought would be great to watch if you’re learning Japanese like me.

Video #1 Youtuber Luke – an Australian guy who went to Japan and started a MMA, security training company and married a Japanese woman.  Learned Kansai dialect first.  His videos are in English, but he’s very good in Japanese, especially with the culture and living of Japan since he’s not really a “Gaijin” but more of  a Japanese “Gaijin” who works with the Japanese police department and military on training.  This video goes into explaining how a lot of beginners end up learning and using wrong Japanese and to speak “proper Japanese” you must understand your social content, what type of Japanese to use and how to use it.  For instance, he mentions even some Japanese people have difficulty understanding and using Business Japanese and Japanese in the 70s,80s,90s has changed a lot from just textbook learning.

Ryuzaki – Youtube English girl who studied Japanese by herself in England since she was 12, learned mostly from watching videos so more of the formal Tokyo dialect.  She is probably incredibly fluent for someone who’s never taken formal Japanese classes or even gone to Japan, very diligently studies hours and hours a day and has gone to the point of being able to fluently read Japanese blogs.  Great Youtuber to follow if your looking for someone outside of Japan to teach you Japanese.

Mira – She’s a Canadian girl who moved to Japan (Tokyo) and explains things very simple.  Mostly in English and Japanese isn’t that great but she has very very insightful real day-to-day Japanese.  Great vlogger to check out if you want to check out Tokyo and real Japan living and culture.  There’s lots of things that they won’t teach you in the textbooks that are only real day to day things you can learn and see from her.

Good luck with your studies and don’t give up!  みんながんばれえ~!!

[Music Video#1] 初音ミク Hatsune Miku -Tell Your World

Hi everyone, I thought it would be interesting to practice reading song lyrics for a music video. The music video I picked for this week is Hatsune Miku’s “Tell Your World” because I think its a good fast song to practice reading Kanji fast and understanding a fast upbeat and slow lyrics.  Since Hatsune Miku is a vocaloid(if you don’t know what a vocaloid is here is a link, its a synthesized voice http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsune_Miku) the pronunciation is a little robotic but should be fairly understandable once you read the lyrics. Also, since I can’t read 100% of the Kanji for the song, I thought I’d do the service and post the Furigana of the song plus regular and translated lyrics. Hope you enjoy, next video will be about Japan and culture.

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[English Guide 1] ミカエラのLet’s Speak English! #1-#3

ここで三つミカエルの教え英語ビデオがあります。 あっとでもっと詳しいを教えます。

ミカエラのLet’s Speak English! #1  – 買い物で役立つ英語

ミカエラのLet’s Speak English! #2 褒める時に役立つ英語

ミカエラのLet’s Speak English! #3 褒められた時の受け答え方