Inhae reads the news: September 2020

Note: I haven’t been able to translate all the extracts I chose by lack of time. I also found the articles rather difficult to read and quite long for most of them. I got discouraged more than once, not being able to understand the articles by simply reading them. Even after looking up words, some…

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Book review: 『誰も知らない死刑の舞台裏』 by Shoji Kondo

Introduction Title: 『誰も知らない死刑の舞台裏』 (だれもしらない しけいのぶたいうら)Author: Shoji Kondo (近藤昭二)Published by 二見レインボー文庫 (Futami Rainbow Bunko)292 pages. Shoji Kondo is a journalist, author and scriptwriter. He is the representative of the NPO法人731部隊・細菌戦資料センター, an NPO that works on revealing the atrocities committed in Unit 731, as well as establishing Japan’s responsibility and build a better relationship with China. (source) Review…

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Review: monthly magazine ニュースがわかる

In this post, I want to talk about an online magazine that can be great for language learners who want to practise reading in Japanese or who want to get into reading the news in Japanese. 『ニュースがわかる』 is a monthly magazine for secondary and high school readers published by Mainichi. The entire magazine has complete…

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Book review: 『白馬山荘殺人事件』 by Keigo Higashino

Introduction Title: 『白馬山荘殺人事件』 (はくばさんそうさつじんじけん)Author: Keigo Higashino (東野圭吾)Published by 光文社文庫 『白馬山荘殺人事件』 is one of Keigo Higashino’s first novels. First published by 光文社 in 1986, the book got its first 文庫 edition in 1990 and got a new re-print this year (2020) with a new cover design and a bigger font. Review The more I read Keigo…

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Book review: 『アンフィニシュトの書』 by Shinya Asashiro

An engrossing mystery light novel!

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