The reason I haven’t been updating this here blog so often lately is because I’m spending all my free time reading and trying to learn as much Japanese as anyone who’s lived here as long as I have ought to know already. I’ve been here nearly half my life, I just turned 40 and my preteen kids read and write better than I can. I’ve slacked off for far too long.
So this week, and maybe from now on, I’m going to paraphrase news articles I read in Japanese and provide a link to the original for anyone who wants to read along. I’m not going to make any attempt whatsoever to use high-falootin’ words or accurately translate articles.