12/25/2013

Christmas illuminations in Tokyo クリスマス・イルミネーション東京

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! For farther information about the illuminations or events in Tokyo, please visit the website. Find out if your favorite spots have Christmas trees, events, or fireworks, etc and enjoy visiting those areas.
http://www.rurubu.com/season/winter/illumination/list.aspx?KenCD=13
皆さま、どうぞステキなクリスマス、そして良いお年をお迎えくださいますよう。 東京都のイルミネーション・ライトアップイベント情報の詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。クリスマスツリー、イベント、花火の有無などをチェックして、気になるスポットを楽しみましょう。
http://www.rurubu.com/season/winter/illumination/list.aspx?KenCD=13

12/20/2013

Captive 囚われ人

"Captive" was released on DVD with my translation today. Directed by Brillante Mendoza, who won the best director award at Cannes Film Festival with his "KINATAY" for the first time as a Filipino. Starring Isabelle Huppert, who is an internationally successful French actress. I sincerely hope all of you will enjoy this shocking film which makes you rethink "What if I was involved in one of the terrorist activities happening all over the world?"
字幕翻訳いたしました「囚われ人」が本日DVDリリースされました。監督は「キナタイ マニラ・アンダーグラウンド」でフィリピン人として初のカンヌ国際映画祭監督賞を受賞したブリランテ・メンドーサ。主演はフランスが誇る国際的大女優のイザベル・ユペール。世界中で起き続けているさまざまなテロ事件に、「もし自分が巻き込まれたら?」と考えずにはいられない衝撃作となった本作を皆さまもお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。

For For farther information, please visit the websites. 詳細はこちらをご覧ください。
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=345848
http://www.ayapro.co.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=208
http://captive.ayapro.ne.jp/

12/14/2013

Christmas Jazz Concert クリスマス・ジャズコンサート

Setagaya Chuuoh Church is holding Christmas Jazz Concert on December 14th (Sat). For farther information, please click the image or the website. I wish all of you a very merry Christmas with their wonderful timbre.
http://www.setachu.jp/x/
12月14日(土)、世田谷中央教会にてクリスマスジャズコンサートが行われます(入場無料)。詳細は画像やサイトをクリックくださいませ。素晴らしい音色とともに、皆さまにステキなクリスマスが訪れますよう。
http://www.setachu.jp/x/

12/09/2013

Last Days ラスト・デイズ


The story has a simple premise: what if, one day, for unknown reasons humans are unable to survive out in the open? The film tackles this premise and plays out the consequences of how human beings would deal with this problem. Both the acting and cinematography and the special effects are solid being never unconvincing or distracting. The story itself is very well told, nicely paced, and the musical score is wonderful being beautifully complemented the visuals. Quite an engaging and intelligent film.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=346538

11/30/2013

Marilyn Monroe

Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle.(誰もがスターなのよ。みんな輝く権利を持っている。)---- Marilyn Monroe

11/25/2013

The Croods クルードさんちのはじめての冒険


Beautifully animated characters to make you laugh and cry with and a story line to die for. The voice acting and character interaction is superb especially from Nicolas Cage(ニコラス・ケイジ). We could almost believe the over protective father figure Nicholas Cage portrays. The visual effects are even more spectacular than the rest of Dreamworks' films. The film's world looks amazingly eye candy and imaginative. The prehistoric characters and animals are wonderfully designed. And for the 3D, it's great as long as it's from Dreamworks Animation.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=346973

11/20/2013

Monsters University モンスターズ・ユニバーシティ


"Monsters University" is the prequel to "Monsters inc.", a popular animation by Pixar. It's basically a college movie set in the monster world, but with a nice deviation from the standard. We can still enjoy the same incredibly interesting world with all its colorful fantastic creatures and quirks and story especially for the twist. Even adults can easily enjoy its great animation, perfect ending, and excellent voice acting in like wise. I would say if you liked the first one, you'll like this one too.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=343345

11/14/2013

Autumn leaves 紅葉

We can enjoy lots of beautiful autumn leaves here in Tokyo at the end of November - beginning of December. Let's get our souls and bodies healed by such charming autumn colors. For farther information, please visit the website.
http://koyo.walkerplus.com/list/ar0313/
11月下旬~12月上旬は、ここ東京でも美しい紅葉を存分に楽しめます。魅力的な秋の色に心も体も癒してもらいましょう。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。
http://koyo.walkerplus.com/list/ar0313/

11/10/2013

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D サイレントヒル:リべレーション


Being creepy, suspenseful and almost scary, the film did a good job of summarizing the original game. The 3D was well-done, the acting was decent, the monsters and CGI were passable. Also the scripting was impressive making the plot stayed as true to the games. It must have been no easy task considering the amount of story they crammed into this film comparing with the running time of the movie.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=345356

11/05/2013

The Great Gatsby 華麗なるギャツビー


It is fairly accurate to the classic novel and keeps most of its themes intact as if Baz Luhrmann(バズ・ラーマン)reached into F. Scott Fitzgerald's(F・スコット・フィッツジェラルト)vision of the 20's and merged it with what society is today over ninety years later. It shows us social inequality, abuse of drugs and alcohol, political and moral corruption, and the failure of financial institutions and their responsibility to people, and makes us feel that these issues will always be relevant, and that not much changes from generation to generation. The achingly romantic and hopeful Gatsby is played impeccably by Leonardo DiCaprio(レオナルド・デカプリオ), and Toby Maguire(トビー・マグワイア) is a great avatar for us to take on as we enter this film.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=343085

10/31/2013

Margaret Thatcher

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.(言ってほしいことがあれば、男に頼みなさい。やってほしいことがあれば、女に頼みなさい。)---- Margaret Thatcher

10/26/2013

Zombie Massacre ZMフォース ~ゾンビ虐殺部隊~


"Zombie Massacre" is being screened with my translation at Ikebukuro Cinema Rosa Theater in Tokyo from today (October 26th-November 1st). It's an action film adapted from a popular game "Zombie Massacre"by Uwe Boll, who had been known for adapting games into movies such as "House of the Dead" and "Alone in the Dark". The film succeeded in describing the mercenary troops making a great effort to destroy the city controlled by zombies vividly. I sincerely hope all of you will enjoy this zombie film which will charm you with its superb zombie battle scenes using lots of weapons including Japanese swords and heavy arms.
本日より(10月26日~11月1日)、字幕翻訳いたしました「ZMフォース~ゾンビ虐殺部隊」が池袋シネマ・ロサにて上映されます。「ハウス・オブ・ザ・デッド」や「アローン・イン・ザ・ダーク」などゲーム原作の映画を手がけてきたウーヴェ・ボル監督が、人気ゲーム「Zombie Massacre」を映画化したアクション。ゾンビに支配されてしまった都市を破壊するため奮闘する傭兵部隊の姿を活写。重火器や日本刀など様々な武器を駆使したゾンビバトルが見どころの本作を、皆さまにもお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。 

Here is the screening info. 上映情報はこちら。
http://www.cinemarosa.net/lateshow.htm

For For farther information, please visit the websites. 詳細はこちらをご覧ください。
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=346769
http://www.ayapro.co.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=230

10/23/2013

Halloween @ Sakura-Shinmachi Shopping Mall 桜新町商店街ハロウィーン

Halloween @ Sakura-Shinmachi Shopping Mall is taking place on October 26th (Saturday). For farther information, please click the image or visit their website. Hope all of you will have a happy Halloween.
http://www.sakurashinmachi.net/asp/news_dtl.asp?nt=7&nk=201
桜新町商店街ハロウィーンが、10月26日(土)に開催されます。詳細は画像をクリックくださるか、サイトをご覧くださいませ。皆さまどうぞステキなハロウィーンをお過ごしくださいますよう。
http://www.sakurashinmachi.net/asp/news_dtl.asp?nt=7&nk=201

10/20/2013

Bakumatsu Ishin Festival 幕末維新祭り

Bakumatsu (End of Edo period) Festival is taking place at Shoin shrine (Setagaya-ward), where Shoin Yoshida sleeps, on October 26th- 27th. For farther information, please click the images or visit their website. We can enjoy lots of interesting programs.
http://shoin-dori.com/bakumatu.html
10月26日~27日、吉田松陰が眠る松陰神社(世田谷区)にて幕末維新祭りが開催されます。詳細は画像をクリックくださるか、サイトをご覧くださいませ。興味深いプログラムの数々を楽しめます。
http://shoin-dori.com/bakumatu.html

10/16/2013

Evil Dead 死霊のはらわた


Another long awaited remake of 1981 cult classic original "The Evil Dead" by Sam Raimi(サム・ライミ) and Bruce Campbell(ブルース・キャンベル). This movie is a tribute to the classic, and a unique and worthy addition to the family being creepy, innovative, and fantastically gory. It's not often that a remake or sequel meets par with an original, but this is an exception.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=344210

10/11/2013

Gotokuji Okinawa Festival 豪徳寺沖縄祭り

Okinawa Festival is taking place at Gotokuji temple(Setagaya-ward), which is well known for its adorable local mascot (aka Yuru-Chara), Tamanyan, this weekend (October 13th- 14th). For farther information, please visit the websites. We can enjoy their local food and product fair, flea market, and Eisa dance (traditional Okinawa dance) as well.
http://machicollabo.net/modules/ensen/index.php?content_id=1
http://www.yama-shita.net/
今週末(10月13日~14日)ご当地ゆるキャラ、たまにゃんでおなじみの豪徳寺(世田谷区)にて沖縄祭りが開催されます。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。物産展やフリーマーケット、沖縄のエイサー踊りも楽しめます。
http://machicollabo.net/modules/ensen/index.php?content_id=1
http://www.yama-shita.net/

10/02/2013

Inari Shrine Reitaisai Festival 稲荷神社例大祭

Reitaisai Festival is taking place at Hisatomi Inari Shrine (Setagaya-ku) this weekend. Let's get our souls and bodies refreshed by lots of enjoyable events such as Karaoke contest, hula dance show, cheer leading squad, Japanese drum performance as well as their mikoshi. For farther information, please click the image or their URL.
http://japan-attractions.jp/ja/festivals/hisatomi-inari-shrine-reitaisai-2013/ http://www1.speednet.ne.jp/~hisatomiinari/
今週末、久富稲荷神社(世田谷区)にて例大祭が開催されます。お神輿はもとより、カラオケコンテスト、フラダンス、チアリーディング、和太鼓演奏といったさまざまなイベントで、心も体もリフレッシュしましょう。詳細情報は画像やURLをクリックください。
http://japan-attractions.jp/ja/festivals/hisatomi-inari-shrine-reitaisai-2013/
http://www1.speednet.ne.jp/~hisatomiinari/

9/30/2013

Coco Chanel

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.(かけがえのない人間になるには、常に他人と違っていなくちゃ。)---- Coco Chanel

9/19/2013

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance ゴーストライダー2


It seems "Ghost Rider 2" ignores "Ghost Rider" and retells the original story and also gives us a slightly new take on the Ghost rider himself. the Ghost rider is much crazier and a little bit spookier this time. There's a lot to be enjoyed with some funny liners, some great action and another great crazy turn from Nicholas Cage(ニコラス・ケイジ). I would say the first was coherent and easy to understand but a little cheesy and campy while this one is heavy and a little slow with a lot of hilarious visuals and camera work. Both seem to want to achieve completely different results from their audience, and to be honest, it's actually difficult to say which one's better.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=343732
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=326662

9/13/2013

Nebuta Festival Sakura-Shinmachi ねぶた祭 桜新町

They are holding Nebuta Festival on Sazae-san Street in Sakura-Shinmachi (4 stations from Shibuya) on September 14th (Sat). For farther information, please click the URL. Let's beat the late-summer heat with the exhilarating Sazae-san Nebuta, shall we?
http://www.sakurashinmachi.net/asp/news_dtl.asp?nt=7&nk=198
9月14日(土)、桜新町(渋谷から4駅)サザエさん通りにてねぶた祭りが開催されます。詳細情報はURLをクリックください。元気の出るサザエさんねぶたで、ご一緒に残暑の疲れをふきとばしましょう。
http://www.sakurashinmachi.net/asp/news_dtl.asp?nt=7&nk=198

9/09/2013

Viva Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Viva Tokyo 2020 Olympics! I felt lots of hugs, tears and shouts of "Banzai" today. Thank you so much for such a wonderful opportunity.
ビバ 東京オリンピック2020年 開催!本日は、万歳のハグと涙と叫びをいっぱい感じました。素晴らしいチャンスを誠にありがとうございます。

8/31/2013

Milton Berle

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.(チャンスがノックしてこないなら、ドアを作ればいい。)---- Milton Berle

8/27/2013

Django Unchained ジャンゴ 繋がれざる者


"Django Unchained" is superb from start to finish and the closest thing to a flawless movie yet it might not for everyone. Being rated R, it has several gruesome violent scenes and vulgar languages that some might claim excessive, still I appreciate how realistic it portrays the horror and tragedy of slavery. Quentin Tarantino(クエンティン・タランティーノ),as a writer and director of this movie, simply is a cinematic genius. The casting of this movie alone deserves an Oscar. Jamie Foxx(ジェイミー・フォックス), Christoph Waltz(クリストフ・ヴァルツ), and Leonardo DiCaprio(レオナルド・ディカプリオ)all put on Oscar worthy performances. I would say it is a western, a drama, a tragedy, a comedy, an action, a thriller, and a romance.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=342722

8/20/2013

Jack the Giant Slayer ジャックと天空の巨人


I would say if you grew up with fairy tales, you would know the story of "Jack and The Beanstalk". The tale is a timeless children's fantasy story, and for that alone, this movie mostly succeeds. It is refreshing to find a way of telling this story non ironically, non straightforwardly with some charm and humor. The 3D might not be for everyone, yet there are great sequences. Nicholas Hoult(ニコラス・ホルト)makes a fine Jack bringing more life and personality to the role than he did before.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=344473

8/15/2013

Setagaya-ku Tamagawa Fireworks Festival 世田谷区たまがわ花火大会

The 35th Setagaya-ku Tamagawa Fireworks Festival is taking place at Setagaya-kuritsu Futago-Tamagawa Ryokuchi Undohjoh this weekend (August 17th). This year's theme is "Setagaya Story Let the strengths of our region be cooperative. Let our large flowers bloom." For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.tamagawa-hanabi.com/
今週末8月17日(土)、世田谷区立二子玉川緑地運動場にて、第35回世田谷区たまがわ花火大会が開催されます。今年のテーマは「世田谷物語 助け合おう地域の力 咲かそう大輪を」です。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。
http://www.tamagawa-hanabi.com/

8/11/2013

Midsummer greetings 暑中お見舞い

Midsummer greetings. Thank you so much for visiting me every time. Hope these print club stickers (posed as a ba-couple version) will bring more laughter into your lives in this blistering heat. Please take good care of yourselves not to suffer from Natsubate (=summer heat).
暑中お見舞い申し上げます。いつもご訪問いただきまして誠にありがとうございます。この、プリクラ・バカップル気取り編が、酷暑の元の皆さまにも笑いをもたらしますよう。夏バテなどにはくれぐれもお気をつけてご自愛くださいませ。


8/09/2013

OZ: The Great and Powerful オズ はじまりの戦い


Sam Raimi(サム・ライミ) has given us a gorgeous Oz. His Oz is both beautiful and dangerous as the fans of the original books already knew. Being always engaging, consistently entertaining and utterly bewitching, this film is a nice fairy tale that elegantly evokes the 1939 classic while also being entirely in tune with the sensibilities of modern audiences. Whether you are huge fans of the 1939 classic or not, you would surely get impressed by the loving connections Sam made so adroitly into the landscape of this tribute to an American film icon. 

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=343507

8/02/2013

Setagaya Summer Festival せたがやふるさと区民まつり

The 36th Setagaya Summer Festival is taking place at JRA Baji park this weekend (August 3rd - 4th). Let's get our souls and bodies refreshed by lots of enjoyable events and local products, and beat the summer heat. For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.setagaya-hkm.com/
今週末8月3日(土)~4日(日)、JRA馬事公苑にて、第36回せたがやふるさと区民まつりが開催されます。さまざまなイベントや各地の特産物で、心も体もリフレッシュして、夏の暑さをふきとばしましょう。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。
http://www.setagaya-hkm.com/

7/31/2013

George Eliot

It is never too late to become what you might have been.(なりたかった自分になるのに遅すぎるということはない。)---- George Eliot

7/25/2013

Ted テッド


If you have the ability to look beyond the obvious, you might love "Ted" no matter how you like or dislike Seth MacFarlane(セス・マクファーレン)'s humor. Ted himself is well animated and Seth voices him with the usual competence. Mark Wahlberg(マーク・ウォールバーグ)delivers exactly what we expect from him, and the rest of the cast seem to have had fun filming, which comes across in their various performances. The acceptance and interaction of everyone with a living teddy-bear adds the simple joy to this film, and you will find yourselves happy to watch it. "Ted" is surely a laugh a minute, brilliant film

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=344125

7/21/2013

(Open House) National Institute of Health Sciences (一般公開)国立医薬品食品衛生研究所

National Institute of Health Sciences in Setagaya-ku, Yoga, is being opened to public this weekend, July 27th (Sat) 10:00am-4:00pm. For farther information, please click the websites or the image. You could join us and get a bit smarter together.
http://www.nihs.go.jp/oshirasejoho/ippankokai/h25/2.koukai_theme.pdf#zoom=100
http://www.nihs.go.jp/oshirasejoho/ippankokai/h25/3.theme_naiyou.pdf#zoom=100
今週末7月27日(土)10:00~16:00、世田谷区用賀の国立医薬品食品衛生研究所が一般公開されます。詳細はサイト、画像をクリックくださいませ。ご一緒にお利口さんになりましょう。
http://www.nihs.go.jp/oshirasejoho/ippankokai/h25/2.koukai_theme.pdf#zoom=100
http://www.nihs.go.jp/oshirasejoho/ippankokai/h25/3.theme_naiyou.pdf#zoom=100

7/17/2013

Wreck-It Ralph シュガーラッシュ


Another fantastic animation with bright colors, nice set-ups, environments, characters, and some video game cameos such as Bowser, Pac-Man, Sonic. The story to the movie is well-thought out and genuinely clever with one of their super themes, "What does it mean to be a true hero?" Disney / PIXAR movies generally give a lot heart into their stories, which makes the tones of the movies become very sweet, and "Wreck-it Ralph" has enough heart to make it that way. From start to finish, it is a lot of fun and being fell in love with.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=343761

7/13/2013

Fireworks Festivals 花火大会

A number of fireworks festivals are taking place here in Tokyo in July- August. Hope we can enjoy their beautiful large brightly‐colored flowers here and there. For farther information, please visit the website.
http://hanabi.enjoytokyo.jp/schedule/
7月~8月、東京でも多くの花火大会が開催されます。各地で美しい、色鮮やかな大輪の花を拝めますよう。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。
http://hanabi.enjoytokyo.jp/schedule/

7/08/2013

Homeland ホームランド


 A gripping thriller with some incredible characters, "Homeland" is a gem that entertains you throughout succeeding in slipping in some unexpected twists in the plot. With the writers who have written for "24", the show looks inspired when it comes to keeping the audience in the dark. It is blessed with a small but amazing cast whose performance is worth every penny. The characters have a real depth backed up by a lot of very solid acting. The calibre of the central characters, Claire Danes(クレア・デインズ), Damian Lewis(ダミアン・ルイス), Mandy Patinkin(マンディ・パティンキン) and Morena Baccarin(モリーナ・バッカリン), made the show so great.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd.php?num_sid=876133
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd.php?num_sid=876132

7/03/2013

Captive 囚われ人


"Captive" is being screened with my translation at Cinemart Shinjuku Theatre in Tokyo from July 6th. Directed by Brillante Mendoza, who won the best director award at Cannes Film Festival with his "KINATAY" for the first time as a Filipino. Starring Isabelle Huppert, who is an internationally successful French actress. I sincerely hope all of you will enjoy this shocking film which makes you rethink "What if I was involved in one of the terrorist activities happening all over the world?"
7月6日より、字幕翻訳いたしました「囚われ人」が新宿シネマートにて上映されます。監督は「キナタイ マニラ・アンダーグラウンド」でフィリピン人として初のカンヌ国際映画祭監督賞を受賞したブリランテ・メンドーサ。主演はフランスが誇る国際的大女優のイザベル・ユペール。世界中で起き続けているさまざまなテロ事件に、「もし自分が巻き込まれたら?」と考えずにはいられない衝撃作となった本作を皆さまもお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。

Here is the screening info. 上映情報はこちら。
http://www.cinemart.co.jp/theater/shinjuku/lineup/20130501_10632.html

For For farther information, please visit the websites. 詳細はこちらをご覧ください。
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=345848 http://www.ayapro.co.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=208
http://captive.ayapro.ne.jp/

6/30/2013

Tennessee Williams

You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it.(若いときに金がないのはいい。だが、金がないまま歳をとることはできない。)---- Tennessee Williams

6/26/2013

Dark Flight ゴーストフライト407便

"Dark Flight" was released on DVD with my translation today. A poor cabin attendant was bedeviled by the haunted airplane you can never escape from once it takes off. Grossing two million dollars in Thai while earning half a million dollars in two weeks in Taiwan, this horrifying flight has already been in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, and finally set for Japan as well. It is also being screened at Cannes International Film Festival in 3D. Let's feel a thrill with this frightening horror from Thailand.
字幕翻訳いたしました「ゴーストフライト407便」が本日DVDリリースされました。離陸したら最後、逃げられないゴースト飛行機に魅入られてしまった不運なキャビンアテンダント。タイのBO200万ドル突破。台湾BO、2週で50万ドル突破。マレーシア、ブルネイ、そしてインドネシアと快進撃を続ける恐怖飛行が、カンヌ国際映画祭で3D上映も決定し、日本に向けての飛行計画を開始。タイからのゾッとするホラー映画でゾクゾクしましょう。

For For farther information, please visit the websites. 詳細はこちらをご覧ください。
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=344712 http://www.ayapro.co.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=1

6/21/2013

Les Miserables レ・ミゼラブル


I would say both fans of the novel as well as fans of the musical can fall in love with this movie. Being completely faithful to the book, it is a perfect chance for those who haven't enjoyed the book or the Broadway show yet. As for singing, everybody was great. Russell Crowe(ラッセル・クロウ) was excellent in "Stars" and "Javert's Soliloquy". Hugh Jackman(ヒュー・ジャックマン) wowed during "Who am I?" and "Bring Him Home". Anne Hathaway(アン・ハサウェイ) gave the best vocal performance followed by Samantha Barks(サマンサ・バークス). Thanks to their fantastic performance from the whole ensemble as well, it surely is another magnificent adaptation and worth watching at least once.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=342984

6/17/2013

The Milky Way Illumination @ Tokyo Tower 天の川イルミネーション @ 東京タワー

"The Milky Way Illumination" at Tokyo Tower is being illuminated from June 1st (Sat) - July 7th (Sun). About 28,000 LED bulbs are being lit up in the corner of the 150-meter-high Main Observatory, it's called the closest observatory to the Milky Way. Let's have a wonderful time under the brilliant starry sky watching the fabulous night view. For farther information, please visit their website.
http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/hot_topics/index.cgi?tno=2129
東京タワーの「天の川イルミネーション」が、6月1日(土)~7月7日(日)まで点灯されています。150mの大展望台の一角に、約28,000個のLED電球が輝く、天の川に一番近い展望台。満天の星空の下で、満天の夜景を眺めながら、素敵なひと時を過ごしましょう。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。
http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/hot_topics/index.cgi?tno=2129

6/11/2013

Memorial Valley Massacre 地獄のいけにえ 獣人ヒューマニア


It has some standard 80's staples: punk kids, topless girls, a campground, metal music, etc. The softened death scenes might cause you wonder if it was trying to be a horror film or a comedy or maybe end up being a bland mix of both just like the caveman, who is threatening yet funny.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=10549

6/07/2013

Call Northside 777 出獄

"Call Northside 777" was released on DVD with my translation today. It is a semi-documentary based on a note written by a Chicago Times reporter, James P. McGuire. Directed by Henry Hathaway, who is also known for his "Kiss of Death", "Souls at Sea", "Spawn of the North". Adapted by Leonard Hoffman and Quentin Reynolds. Starring James Stewart. Written by Jay Dratler, who is known for his "Laura" and Jerome Cady for its screen play. It surely is a good old movie (1947). I sincerely hope all of you will enjoy it.
字幕翻訳いたしました「出獄」が、本日DVDリリースされました。シカゴ・タイムス紙の記者、ジェイムス・マッガイアが経験した事実を書いた手記を映画化した、セミ・ドキュメンタリー。「死の接吻(1947)」、「海の魂」、「北海の子」などで知られるヘンリー・ハサウェイが監督、マッガイアの手記をレナード・ホフマンとクエンティン・レイノルズが改作。ジェイムス・ステュアート主演、「ローラ殺人事件」のジェーイ・ドラツトラーがジェローム・キャディと協力して脚本を担当した、古き良き作品(1948年)ですので、皆さまにもお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=10641

6/03/2013

Night Claws 獣人プレデター


A David A. Prior's nice come back to a horror formula and all stars shine as their best. Not only humans but the huge bloodthirsty bigfoot steals this show bringing the aura of cult horror movies. We should forget these nowadays CGI-manias since it is a pure 80's monster. Everything looks perfect as B-class with good music and interesting stories concentrating on forest area and including some nice twists.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd.php?num_sid=871214

5/31/2013

Logan Pearsall Smith

There are two things to aim at in life: first,to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.(人生で目標とすべきことは2つある。1つ目は欲しいものを手に入れること。そして2つ目は手に入れたものを楽しむこと。人間の中でも賢い人しか2つ目の目標は達成できない。)---- Logan Pearsall Smith

5/28/2013

Komazawa OKTOBERFEST 駒沢オクトーバーフェスト

OKTOBERFEST is being held at Komazawa Olympic Park on May 31st (Friday) - 9th (Sunday). Let's make toasts with their real German beer, and live stress-free lives. For farther information, please visit their website.
http://www.oktober-fest.jp/
5月31日(金)~9日(日)、駒沢オリンピック公園にてオクトーバーフェストが開催されます。本場ドイツのビールで乾杯して、ストレスフリーな人生を手に入れましょう。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。
http://www.oktober-fest.jp/

5/25/2013

The Runaway Princess にげだした王女さま

I got interviewed for "The Runaway Princess" we translated today. For farther information, please visit the website. Princess Meg, who is always positive and energetic, charms you with her courage and power to make her plans come true. I hope you will also enjoy this fantasy fiction which shows us how important it is to choose our own ways to go for ourselves.
http://e-trans.d2.r-cms.jp/topics_detail4/id=1423 
本日、共訳いたしました「にげだした王女さま」をインタビュー紹介していただきました。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。常に積極的で行動力のある王女さま、メグに、自己実現させていく勇気とパワーをもらえるのが本作品の魅力。「自分の道は自分で選ぶもの」の大切さを教えてくれるファンタジーですので、皆さまにもお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。
http://e-trans.d2.r-cms.jp/topics_detail4/id=1423

5/22/2013

Trouble with the Curve 人生の特等席


A nice movie for both sports fans and non sports fans. It follows a story of a baseball scout who is getting towards the end of his career, and scouting the potential pick for the Atlanta Braves. Clint Eastwood(クリント・イーストウッド)and Amy Adams(エイミー・アダムス)make a believable father and daughter. It has the exhilaration of baseball, the heart-tugging dramas of family issues, laughs, and some romance as well. It should be refreshing to see a mature actor creating appropriate roles and not trying to be a plastic version.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=343639

5/17/2013

Sanja Festival 三社祭

Sanja Festival is being held by the Ujiko at Asakusa Shrine on May 17th, 18th, 19th. For farther information, please visit their website. Let's enjoy the gorgeous parade of their portable shrines wishing all of us happiness, health, and prosperity!
http://www.asakusajinja.jp/english/
浅草神社の三社祭りが5月17日、18日、19日に開催されます。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。皆さまのご健康とご多幸、ご繁栄を祈りつつ、氏子のおみこしを楽しみましょう。
http://www.asakusajinja.jp/sanjamatsuri/nittei.html

5/13/2013

One Day ワン・デイ 23年のラブストーリー


It has a quite unique atmosphere being quirkier than our average romance and not as predictable as we might think. The complexity of the different human relationships were subtly described. The relationship between Emma and Dexter is not easy or one-sided. There is a lot of conflict between them though they love each other. Also, what Dexter and his ex-wife feel for one another is never pure hatred yet there is a lot of understanding between them. Both Anne Hathaway(アン・ハサウェイ)and Jim Sturgess(ジム・スタージェス)are as convincing as always, which might have made this film worth seeing.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=341932

5/08/2013

Mirror Mirror 白雪姫と鏡の女王


Very humorous and dramatic and silly and enjoyable. Julie Roberts(ジュリア・ロバーツ)and Nathan Lane(ネイサン・レイン)made a stellar duo, and every role was so well cast. Lilly Collins(リリー・コリンズ)was absolutely gorgeous just as I imagined Snow White should look. The prince was hysterical and the dwarfs were the perfect touch to this version of Snow White. The visuals, the costuming, computer animated sets, and special effects are all thrilling. Any changes made to the original story were quite clever.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=342773

5/02/2013

The 42nd JRA Baji Park Horse Show 第42回JRA馬事公苑ホースショー


The 42nd JRA Horse Show is taking place at JRA Baji Park on May 3rd-5th. It's a steeplechase horse race where we can enjoy top-ranked horses' shows, a variety of attractions, trial ride, test-driving of horse carts as well as lots of beautiful flowers in the park. For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.jra.go.jp/news/201304/042201.html
5月3日~5日に恒例の第42回JRAホースショーが馬事公苑にて開催されます。国内トップクラスの馬が集まる障害馬術大会であるとともに、様々なアトラクションや、体験乗馬・馬車試乗会などのイベントはもちろん、苑内の美しい花々もお楽しみいただけます。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。
http://www.jra.go.jp/news/201304/042201.html

4/30/2013

Anonymous

Men's success depends on women. Women's happiness depends on men.(男の出世、女次第。女の幸せ、男次第。) ---- Anonymous

4/29/2013

I can carry you? 抱っこしてあげる?

1) Say cheese!
はい、チーズ!
2)The situation is taking a dark turn.
雲行きが怪しくなる。
3) It's getting worse.
さらに怪しくなる。
4) Oh, here comes a lifeline.
おっと、助け舟。
5) Guess who? だ~れだ?
6) It's me! あたし!

4/24/2013

Family Mart Sakura-Shinmachi Ekimae Store Half Price Sale for 2 Months 桜新町駅前ファミマ 2カ月連続 半額セール

Happy 20th anniversary, Family Mart Sakura-shinmachi Ekimae Store! Congratulations and thanks a lot for your "Half Price Sale for 2 Months" flyer. Hoping that you will thrive all the more!
桜新町駅前ファミリーマート20周年おめでとうございます&ありがとうございます。2カ月連続 全品半額セールのチラシいただきました。今後ともご盛況をお祈り申し上げます。

4/22/2013

Mangue Negro デス・マングローヴ ゾンビ沼


Another quite enjoyable Brazilian zombie movie. Their zombie characterization is disgusting in a good way, and the blood scenes are very well planned and the story is well paced once the first zombie appears. In a polluted mangrove swamp, the locals recall the time when they could fish and catch mud crabs to sell and feed their families and themselves in their isolated community, yet the swamp is now dead and they can hardly find a fish or a crab in the dirty water. During a night, dead bodies raise from the swamp, attacking and biting the dwellers that transform into aggressive zombies...

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=344964

4/19/2013

Sakura Festival @Sakura-Shinmachi さくらまつり@桜新町

Cherry Blossom Festival is taking place in Sakura-Shinmachi(Setagaya-ward), where the author of "Sazae-san" used to live, on April 21st (Sun). The stage of Kiyoko Suizenji, who lives in this town, has also been scheduled as usual. For farther information, please visit the website. 
http://www.sakurashinmachi.net/asp/news_dtl.asp?nt=7&nk=195
4月21日(日)、サザエさんの町、桜新町(世田谷区)にてさくらまつりが開催されます。桜新町にお住まいの水前寺清子さんのステージも例年通り行われます。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。
http://www.sakurashinmachi.net/asp/news_dtl.asp?nt=7&nk=195

Here is the bronze statue of Sazae san. サザエさん銅像はこちら。

4/16/2013

Humans versus Zombies エリア・オブ・ザ・デッド


It is fast paced yet the beginning is a little slow, high on adrenaline, and its intro sequence with the CGI effects is quite good, and such a non-Hollywood ending is so likable. Dark comedy and horror unite in this satirical thriller based on a role-playing game of the same name. Students on summer vacation are exposed to a deadly virus that is spread rapidly through direct human contact, and one by one, more students fall victim to the plague, triggering an epidemic that spawns a horde of ravenous zombies. The zombie horde grows and spreads quickly.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=344017

4/10/2013

Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption ゾンビ・アポカリプス


It has several engaging characters and a fairly good script for a zombie film. Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina. There are some satisfying conversations as they make their way to Catalina Island, where they are sure things are better. They discuss the various ways to kill zombies, strategies for avoiding them, which is audible, and some typical post-apocalyptic scenes keep us engaged.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd.php?num_sid=869753

3/31/2013

Arthur C. Clarke

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. (自分の限界がどこにあるか発見するためには、自分の限界を超えて不可能だと思われるところまで行ってみる他はない。) ---- Arthur C. Clarke

3/27/2013

Sakura Festival JRA Baji Park 桜まつりJRA馬事公苑

JRA Baji Park is holding its annual Sakura Festival on March 30th(Sat) -31st(Sun). We can enjoy a variety of events such as their gorgeous horses' attractions, trial ride, test-driving of horse carts. Let's enjoy petting the beautiful horses under a wide array of cherry blossom trees including prunus yedoensis, weeping cherries, and double-flowered cherry trees. For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.jra.go.jp/news/201303/031302.html
3月30日(土)~31日(日)JRA馬事公苑で恒例の「桜まつり」が開催されます。 華麗な馬のアトラクションや体験乗馬、馬車試乗会など、馬とふれあえる様々なイベントにもご参加いただけます。ソメイヨシノ、シダレザクラ、ヤエザクラなど多彩な桜のもとでご一緒に馬とのふれあいを楽しみましょう。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。
http://www.jra.go.jp/news/201303/031302.html

3/23/2013

A Noite Do Chupacabras 吸血怪獣 チュパカブラ


Another horror movie from Brazil. It seems horror and zombie movies have surely become vogue all over the world these days. Death and blood are in the middle of a feud between two families. Something creepy mobs the Silva Farm. The Carvalho Family, being stuck to their past and hatred, can't see the secular evil that approaches from the darken woods.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=344769

3/17/2013

Cherry Blossom Viewing お花見

We can enjoy lots of Cherry blossom viewing events here in Tokyo as well at the end of March - beginning of April. Let's get our souls and bodies healed by such pretty cherry blossoms. For farther information, please visit the website.
http://hanami.enjoytokyo.jp/
3月下旬~4月上旬は、ここ東京でもさまざまなお花見イベントを楽しめます。美しい桜の花に心も体も癒してもらいましょう。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。
http://hanami.enjoytokyo.jp/

3/11/2013

Juan of the Dead ゾンビ革命-フアン・オブ・ザ・デッド


Zombie movies have become vogue in the past few years, and now there's one from Cuba. This film benefits a lot from lots of frenetic zombie killing enhanced by impressive practicals and CGI special effects, several such funny moments that thankfully require no knowledge of Cuba's complex history, some cool visuals, and a hot heroine in the form of Juan's sexy daughter Camila played by Andrea Duro. The plot might not be particularly memorable, offering the usual gruesome encounters between the living and the flesh-eaters, yet it is surely refreshing enough.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=343371

3/03/2013

Hina Matsuri Festival ひな祭り

We can enjoy lots of Hina Matsuri events here in Tokyo as well in March. Let's get our souls and bodies healed by the adorable hina dolls. For farther information, please visit the website.
http://matsuri.enjoytokyo.jp/hina/hinamatsuri/
3月は、ここ東京でもさまざまなひな祭りイベントを楽しめます。かわいらしいひな人形たちに心も体も癒してもらいましょう。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。
http://matsuri.enjoytokyo.jp/hina/hinamatsuri/

3/01/2013

At National Diet Library 国立国会図書館にて

Adele Marie Crouch's children's bilingual picture book series, I translated, have become available at National Diet Library (International Library of Children's Literature) in Tokyo. For those living near here, if you enjoy them reading aloud with your children hopefully, I would be very glad and honored. As her series books have been translated not only into Japanese but also into about 20 different lauguages such as French, German, Spanish to be enjoyed as bilingual books, there would be tons of ways to enjoy her series.
翻訳いたしましたアデル・マリー・クラウチのバイリンガル絵本シリーズが国立国会図書館国際子ども図書館)で利用可能になりました。お近くの方々がいらっしゃいましたら、お子様の読み聞かせなどに、お楽しみ、ご活用いただければ光栄です。英語⇔日本語以外にも、英語⇔フランス語、英語⇔ドイツ語、英語⇔スペイン語など、約20カ国語でバイリンガル本が出ているシリーズですので、お楽しみ方もいろいろあるかと存じます。

For farther info, please click each title.詳細はそれぞれのタイトルをクリックくださいませ。
The Dance of the Caterpillars イモムシのダンス
How the Fox Got His Color キツネが キツネいろに なるまで
Where Hummingbirds Come from ハチドリは どこからくる?
The Gnomes of Knot-Hole Manor 木のあなにすむノーム

2/28/2013

Dalai Lama

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.(幸せは、そこにあるものではない。自ら獲得するものである。) ---- Dalai Lama

2/27/2013

Exit Humanity 夜明けのゾンビ


A zombie movie set in a Western setting during and in the aftermath of the American Civil War. The story is about an outbreak of undead starting in 1865 as the Civil War is at its last chapter. The zombies are great. Not just the makeup, which was great, but the acting and serious tone of the movie help it excel. The rustic technology setting creates nice isolation, which helps increase the tension. The music was wonderful and the acting and narration were well done. The animation added an art-house feel yet not overused. Not a typical horror film, but a serious drama about humanity.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=343836

2/23/2013

Dark Flight ゴーストフライト407便

"Dark Flight" is being screened with my translation at Cinemart Shinjuku Theatre in Tokyo from today (February 23rd). A poor cabin attendant was bedeviled by the haunted airplane you can never escape from once it takes off. Grossing two million dollars in Thai while earning half a million dollars in two weeks in Taiwan, this horrifying flight has already been in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, and finally set for Japan as well. It is also being screened at Cannes International Film Festival in 3D. Let's feel a thrill with this frightening horror from Thailand.
本日、2月23日(土)より、字幕翻訳いたしました「ゴーストフライト407便」がシネマート新宿にて上映されます。離陸したら最後、逃げられないゴースト飛行機に魅入られてしまった不運なキャビンアテンダント。 タイのBO200万ドル突破。台湾BO、2週で50万ドル突破。マレーシア、ブルネイ、そしてインドネシアと快進撃を続ける恐怖飛行が、 カンヌ国際映画祭で3D上映も決定し、日本に向けての飛行計画を開始。タイからのゾッとするホラー映画でゾクゾクしましょう。

Here is the screening info. 上映情報はこちら。 http://www.cinemart.co.jp/theater/shinjuku/lineup/20121225_10362.html

For For farther information, please visit the websites.詳細はこちらをご覧ください。
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=344712 http://www.ayapro.co.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=1

2/13/2013

The Squad スクワッド 荒野に棲む悪夢


Highly polished,well produced dark thriller filmed with such care and attention. No hammy acting or poor scripting dialogue and the actors delivered their lines and emotions the writer and director were aiming for. Also, the locations were suitably spooky and dark. It successfully portrays a story of the breakdown of a regimented society in a short space of time with the relatively smallish budget. Coming from Colombia, a non-prolific film industry as far as I know at least.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=343351

2/07/2013

Zombie108 Z108地区 ゾンビ包囲網

"Z108" is being released on DVD with my translation tomorrow. The director himself managed cash flow using the Internet while creating such an eye-catching trailer to make it newsy, then succeeded in getting enough money to shoot this feature film. "Z" comes from zombie, and "108" is the postal code of Nishimonchi, Taipei, where the movie was set. Let's feel a thrill with this frightening horror, ero-guro (erotic and grotesque), zombie film from Taiwan. Speaking of Taiwan, they donated more money to earthquake-stricken Japan (2011.03.11) than any other country in the world. Thank you so much.
字幕翻訳いたしました「Z108地区 ゾンビ包囲網」が明日、DVDリリースされます。監督自らインターネットを通じて、映画への出資者を募り、同時にインパクトのある予告編で話題も提供し、映画を撮るのに十分な資金を集めて完成した作品。タイトル「Z108」のZはZombieのイニシャル。108は、舞台となった台北・西門町を指す郵便番号。台湾からのゾッとするホラーエログゾンビ映画で、ゾクゾクしましょう。台湾と言えば、東日本大震災の際、日本への義捐金が世界第一位だったお国です。ありがとうございます。

For farther information, please visit the websites.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=343587
http://horror.z108.ayapro.ne.jp/

2/03/2013

Setsubun-kai Ensenji Temple 節分会 円泉寺

Setsubun-kai event is taking place at Ensenji temple (Setagaya-ku) today (from 1:00pm). For farther information, please visit their website. You can enjoy their last year's pictures as well. Let's throw beans while shouting "Fortune in and demons out." to drive out demons (bad luck).
http://www.kotobuki-p.co.jp/jiin/ensenji/
http://www.kotobuki-p.co.jp/jiin/ensenji/2012/index.html
本日、13:00より、円泉寺(世田谷区)にて節分会が開催されます。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。昨年のご様子もご覧になれます。ご一緒に「鬼は外、福は内」と叫びながら、豆をまいて、今年の邪気を払いましょう。
http://www.kotobuki-p.co.jp/jiin/ensenji/
http://www.kotobuki-p.co.jp/jiin/ensenji/2012/index.html

1/31/2013

Harvey Fierstein

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.(決して脅かされて意見を言わなかったり、自分が犠牲になることを許したりしないでください。他人があなたの人生を決めることを受け入れないでください。あなた自身が決めてください。) ---- Harvey Fierstein

1/30/2013

Vampires Anonymous レザボア・ヴァンパイア


It is an enjoyable film with dark humor, romance and lots of funny situations and hilarious dialogues. Here is its brilliant storyline. "A vampire trying to get away from his eating habits, joins a 12-step program". The hidden comedy is deliciously dark and makes this movie even better. Well done considering the budget they had to work with.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=344346

1/26/2013

January 25th-29th: Free on Kindle "The Dance of The Caterpillars" etc 1月25日~29日: キンドルにて無料「イモムシのダンス」他


"The Dance of The Caterpillars", "How the Fox Got His Color" and "Where Hummingbirds Come from" are free on Kindle with my translation from January 25th-29th. I hope you, including Japanese and English learners, will also enjoy them till the end as they are such adorable, heart-warming bilingual books. (with Romaji pronunciation for Japanese learners) Here is a message from the author, Adele Marie Crouch and the publisher, Creation by Crouch for their prospective readers in the future.
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"Adele's children's books have become popular with English as a second language students and foreign language students all over the world and are on the top 10 list of ESL study material on Amazon. Her website is filled with study material to help people study foreign languages. Creations by Crouch is making an attempt to produce bilingual books that will not only assist people in learning the language of their choice, but also to preserve (in some small way) languages that are in danger of becoming extinct."
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Here is the author's blog.
http://creationsbycrouch.wordpress.com/
You can also enjoy her other lanbuages' bilingual book series. Thank you so much for such adorable gems, Adele!

1月25日~29日まで、翻訳いたしました「イモムシのダンス」「キツネがキツネいろになるまで」「ハチドリはどこからくる?」の3冊がKindleで無料ダウンロードされます。心温まるバイリンガル本ですので、日本語や英語学習者の方にも、最後まで楽しみながら読んでいただけると光栄です。(日本語学習者向けローマ字発音付き)著者、アデル・マリー・クラウチと出版社からのメッセージをご紹介いたします。
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「アデル・マリー・クラウチの子ども向けの本は、英語を第二言語として、また外国語として学ばれている世界中の学習者たちの間で読まれており、ご好評いただいています。アマゾンのESL学習教材のトップ10にも入っており、彼女のウェブサイトには、外国語学習者にとって役立つ教材が数多くそろっています。クリエイション・バイ・クラウチ社は、バイリンガル本の製作に力を注いでおり、自発的に外国語を学ばれる方々はもとより、消失の危機にある言語を守ることにも何らかの形で貢献できたらと精進しております。」
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著者のブログはこちらから↓
http://creationsbycrouch.wordpress.com/
彼女の、他言語のバイリンガル・シリーズ本もご覧いただけます。アデルさん、愛らしい秀作をありがとうございます。

1/19/2013

Monster Brawl モンスター・トーナメント 世界最強怪物決定戦


If you expect an average gore film, you would be shocked, yet the characters in the film are all very likable and the back-stories before each match add fantastic character development. This film is a must see for wrestling and B-movie horror fans. The good wrestling action gets better and better throughout the film, and adds light humour and comedy with the brilliant commentators though the first match is pretty poor. If you invest in the characters, this movie could be great to watch though I would not tell who wins each match.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=343421

1/16/2013

Where Hummingbirds Come from ハチドリは どこからくる?

"Where Hummingbirds Come from" has become available on Amazon Japan with my translation. I hope you, including Japanese and English learners, will also enjoy it till the end as it is such an adorable, heart-warming bilingual book. (with Romaji pronunciation for Japanese learners) Here is a message from the author, Adele Marie Crouch and the publisher, Creation by Crouch for their prospective readers in the future.
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"Adele's children's books have become popular with English as a second language students and foreign language students all over the world and are on the top 10 list of ESL study material on Amazon. Her website is filled with study material to help people study foreign languages. Creations by Crouch is making an attempt to produce bilingual books that will not only assist people in learning the language of their choice, but also to preserve (in some small way) languages that are in danger of becoming extinct."
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Here is the author's blog.
http://creationsbycrouch.wordpress.com/
You can also enjoy her other lanbuages' bilingual book series. Thank you so much for such adorable gems, Adele!

翻訳いたしました「ハチドリは どこからくる?」が、アマゾン・ジャパンでのご利用可能となりました。心温まるバイリンガル本ですので、日本語や英語学習者の方にも、最後まで楽しみながら読んでいただけると光栄です。(日本語学習者向けローマ字発音付き)著者、アデル・マリー・クラウチと出版社からのメッセージをご紹介いたします。
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「アデル・マリー・クラウチの子ども向けの本は、英語を第二言語として、また外国語として学ばれている世界中の学習者たちの間で読まれており、ご好評いただいています。アマゾンのESL学習教材のトップ10にも入っており、彼女のウェブサイトには、外国語学習者にとって役立つ教材が数多くそろっています。クリエイション・バイ・クラウチ社は、バイリンガル本の製作に力を注いでおり、自発的に外国語を学ばれる方々はもとより、消失の危機にある言語を守ることにも何らかの形で貢献できたらと精進しております。」
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著者のブログはこちらから↓
http://creationsbycrouch.wordpress.com/
彼女の、他言語のバイリンガル・シリーズ本もご覧いただけます。アデルさん、愛らしい秀作をありがとうございます。

1/12/2013

Setagaya Rag Bazaar 世田谷ボロ市

Setagaya Rag Bazzar, which is more than 430 years old and very historical, is being held on January 15th-16th. Identified as Tokyo-to intangible cultural heritage, it has a variety of shops such as antique shops, old-clothes shops, toy stores, gardeners, food shops. Please enjoy the bazaar with their about 700 street stores and hundreds of thousands of visitors every time. This time, we can enjoy the vicegerent parade, local people join wearing Edo Period costume, for the first time in 5 years.  For farther information, please click the website.
http://www.city.setagaya.lg.jp/event/1993/d00008933.html
1月15~16日、430年以上にわたる歴史ある世田谷ボロ市が開催されます。東京都指定無形民俗文化財に指定され、骨董類、古着、植木から玩具、日用雑貨、食料品など、多種多様な商品が販売されます。毎回、露店数700店舗、来場者数、数十万人とわれる"市"を味わってください。今回は5年ぶりに代官行列がおこなわれ、地域の皆さんが江戸当時を模した装束を身につけ、会場内を行列が練り歩きます。詳細はサイトをクリックくださいませ。
http://www.city.setagaya.lg.jp/event/1993/d00008933.html

1/10/2013

How the Fox Got His Color キツネが キツネいろに なるまで

"How the Fox Got His Color" has been out with my translation. I hope you, including Japanese and English learners, will also enjoy it till the end as it is such an adorable, heart-warming bilingual book. (with Romaji pronunciation for Japanese learners) Here is a message from the author, Adele Marie Crouch and the publisher, Creation by Crouch for their prospective readers in the future.
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"Adele's children's books have become popular with English as a second language students and foreign language students all over the world and are on the top 10 list of ESL study material on Amazon. Her website is filled with study material to help people study foreign languages. Creations by Crouch is making an attempt to produce bilingual books that will not only assist people in learning the language of their choice, but also to preserve (in some small way) languages that are in danger of becoming extinct."
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Here is the author's blog.
http://creationsbycrouch.wordpress.com/
You can also enjoy her other lanbuages' bilingual book series. Thank you so much for such adorable gems, Adele!

翻訳いたしました「キツネが キツネいろに なるまで」が発売されました。心温まるバイリンガル本ですので、日本語や英語学習者の方にも、最後まで楽しみながら読んでいただけると光栄です。(日本語学習者向けローマ字発音付き)著者、アデル・マリー・クラウチと出版社からのメッセージをご紹介いたします。
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「アデル・マリー・クラウチの子ども向けの本は、英語を第二言語として、また外国語として学ばれている世界中の学習者たちの間で読まれており、ご好評いただいています。アマゾンのESL学習教材のトップ10にも入っており、彼女のウェブサイトには、外国語学習者にとって役立つ教材が数多くそろっています。クリエイション・バイ・クラウチ社は、バイリンガル本の製作に力を注いでおり、自発的に外国語を学ばれる方々はもとより、消失の危機にある言語を守ることにも何らかの形で貢献できたらと精進しております。」
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著者のブログはこちらから↓
http://creationsbycrouch.wordpress.com/
彼女の、他言語のバイリンガル・シリーズ本もご覧いただけます。アデルさん、愛らしい秀作をありがとうございます。

1/05/2013

Remains カジノ・ゾンビ Bet or Dead


Watching "Remains" without any prior knowledge about it could be a rather nice surprise. There is not so much innovation to the storyline, yet the movie turned out to be entertaining and fun. There was a good level of action in the movie spiced up with an adequate amount of blood and gore. It did not indulge in the macabre gore like many other zombie films but is done modestly and tastefully, and the zombie make-up was actually quite good.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=343422

1/02/2013

The Dance of the Caterpillars イモムシのダンス

"The Dance of The Caterpillars" has become available on Amazon Japan with my translation. I hope you, including Japanese and English learners, will also enjoy it till the end as it is such an adorable, heart-warming bilingual book. (with Romaji pronunciation for Japanese learners) Here is a message from the author, Adele Marie Crouch and the publisher, Creation by Crouch for their prospective readers in the future.
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"Adele's children's books have become popular with English as a second language students and foreign language students all over the world and are on the top 10 list of ESL study material on Amazon. Her website is filled with study material to help people study foreign languages. Creations by Crouch is making an attempt to produce bilingual books that will not only assist people in learning the language of their choice, but also to preserve (in some small way) languages that are in danger of becoming extinct."
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Here is the author's blog.
http://creationsbycrouch.wordpress.com/
You can also enjoy her other lanbuages' bilingual book series. Thank you so much for such adorable gems, Adele!

翻訳いたしました「イモムシのダンス」が、アマゾン・ジャパンでのご利用可能となりました。心温まるバイリンガル本ですので、日本語や英語学習者の方にも、最後まで楽しみながら読んでいただけると光栄です。(日本語学習者向けローマ字発音付き)著者、アデル・マリー・クラウチと出版社からのメッセージをご紹介いたします。
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「アデル・マリー・クラウチの子ども向けの本は、英語を第二言語として、また外国語として学ばれている世界中の学習者たちの間で読まれており、ご好評いただいています。アマゾンのESL学習教材のトップ10にも入っており、彼女のウェブサイトには、外国語学習者にとって役立つ教材が数多くそろっています。クリエイション・バイ・クラウチ社は、バイリンガル本の製作に力を注いでおり、自発的に外国語を学ばれる方々はもとより、消失の危機にある言語を守ることにも何らかの形で貢献できたらと精進しております。」
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著者のブログはこちらから↓
http://creationsbycrouch.wordpress.com/
彼女の、他言語のバイリンガル・シリーズ本もご覧いただけます。アデルさん、愛らしい秀作をありがとうございます。

1/01/2013

Best wishes for a happy New Year! 明けましておめでとうございます!

Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right! May peace, love and prosperity follow all of us always. Best wishes for a happy New Year.
新しいチャンスの到来と実現を願い、新年に乾杯! 皆さまに、平和と愛と繁栄がもたらされることを祈りつつ、本年も、どうぞよろしくお願い申し上げます。