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Daily Japanese is coming soon!

I'm going to launch Daily Japanese from my publication to help beginners of learning Japanese. It will start on the ...
Blogging and Marketing

I started writing on Substack

Where to write, where to read, that is the question. I've always loved writing. I've never been able to separate wri...
Essay

I published another book in English: Weird Thoughts about Creativity

I’ve just published my third ebook in English on Amazon. Since I started writing in English in 2019, I tried to writ...
Blog

Tokyo Olympics 2020 with Covid-19

Although I am not a sports fan, I watch some games when they have the Olympics. However, I was against having the Tokyo ...
Essay

“Sukiyaki (Japanese title: Ue wo muite arukou - 1962) by Kyu Sakamoto

One of the things that I have missed about Japan after moving outside of Japan in 2003 are Japanese songs. I don’t have ...
Essay

Language and Identity

Two days ago I received a comment on one of my Japanese blogs (not Medium) from a Japanese lady who has lived for more t...
Blog

I got vaccinated in Quebec, Canada, but when will my parent’s vaccination happen in Japan?

My boyfriend and I went to get our Covid-19 vaccination yesterday. At noon of the day before yesterday, the Quebec gover...
Poetry

A migrating bird — a poem

A migrating bird Crossed the sky with a sorrow voice Why are you so alone? Why do you sound so sad? An arrow-sha...
Prose

A road to the snake tree: a poem

Do you know the snake tree? It used to be the bottom of the river, which is dried out in every dry season. It will be...
Blog

This is how we flew back to Canada during the Covid-19 pandemic : Self-Isolation Day 2

The Quebec government require travellers returning from outside of Canada to self-isolate for 14 days after their arriva...
Blog

Things you can do to avoid infection from Covid-19 when you take flights

As I am writing this, more and more countries seem to start thinking about closing their borders. However, some people, ...
Blog

Things we can do not to get infected with coronavirus (COVID-19): writing from Japan

I came back to Japan at the end of February to see my family. Since I am a freelance writer, I’m sitting in the lounge o...
Blog

Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Japan: what’s happening now

I arrived in Japan on 27th Feb. 2019. I flew from Montreal, Canada, via Chicago, the U.S. The flight from Chicago to Tok...
Blog

Can my flight to Japan possibly be cancelled because of coronavirus?

I am going to Japan next week. At one point I had thought about cancelling my flight, but I am now thinking that I will ...
Blog

Coronavirus and Racism: Behind the Story

There is something that I didn't write in the previous story. When my mum called me for the second time about cor...
Haiku

A frozen forest — a Haiku

A frozen forest, Only the hearts are warm of wild animals 氷の森 なお熱き野生の 心の臓
Blog

Coronavirus – Should I cancel my flight to Japan this month?

My flight is scheduled for the 26th of February 2020, and I am planning to stay in Japan with my family for three weeks....
Blog

What is Cryptocurrency?

"What is cryptocurrency?" "Do you really understand it?" One of our neighbours、"T" asked me the question the other d...
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