2014 Wrap Up 2014年のお仕舞い












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!



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


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。


Utada Hikaru - Goodbye Happiness


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[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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