12/31/2014

"Lucy the Cat" FREE download 「ねこのルーシー」無料ダウンロード

From today December 31st - January 2nd, to express our sincere gratitude to all, we have decided to do "Lucy the Cat" FREE download service. We will really appreciate it if you download our "Lucy" for FREE from Amazon Kindle for your favorite devices such as iPhone, iPad, Kindle etc during this period, and pet her.
本日、2014年12月31日~2015年1月2日、皆さまへの日頃の感謝の気持ちを込めまして、訳書『ねこのルーシー』の無料ダウンロードを行うこととなりましたのでご報告差し上げます。期間中は無料にてアマゾン・キンドルからダウンロードできますので、この機に、キンドル、iPhone、iPadなど、皆さま各々のお気に入りデバイスへ入れて飼っていただき、愛でてやってくだされば幸甚です。

Thanks to you all, "Lucy the Cat" is now Amazon Best Seller No.1 in two categories!! 
おかげさまで、現在Amazonベストセラー商品ランキング1位 (2種のカテゴリー)になれました。
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http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00O8II0LQ/
Amazon ベストセラー商品ランキング: 
1位 -- Kindleストア > Kindle洋書 > Children's Books > Animals
1位 -- Kindleストア > Kindle洋書 > Teens > Literature & Fiction
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Thank you so much for DLing and petting her! 
DLいただき、愛でてくださり、誠にありがとうございます。 

Written from such an adorable high-grade cat (Sacred Birman), Lucy's point of view with lots of humor, I sincerely hope both children and adults can enjoy this very charming Lucy's world both in English and in Japanese. One of the longtime dreams of the author, who has been successful working for the biggest IT company after graduated from the prestigious Helsinki University in Finland, has come true through this book.
なんとも愛らしい 高級ネコ(バーマン)、ルーシーの視点から見た世界が、ユーモアたっぷりに描かれた絵本です。とてもチャーミングなルーシーの世界を、親子そろって、英語と日本語のバイリンガルでお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。フィンランドの名門ヘルシンキ大卒、IT業界最大手に就職し成功された著者の長年の夢がかなった一冊です。

↓For FREE download. 無料DLはこちらから。
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00O8II0LQ/

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12/30/2014

Audrey Hepburn

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible"!(不可能"インポッシブル"なモノなんてない。その言葉自体が言ってるもの、「I'm possible」私は可能だって。)---- Audrey Hepburn

12/29/2014

トランスフォーマー/ロストエイジ Transformers: Age of Extinction


This latest installment in the "Transformers" film series is pretty entertaining like the others. Transformers is a franchise but it is also human history and some people's memories of their childhood. There are guilty pleasures, and the effects are just as good, and the battle scenes are quite impressive. Michael Bay(マイケル・ベイ)directed it, and Ken Watanabe(渡辺謙)played Drift.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=348248

12/27/2014

"The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite" New Year Contest 「かまないベッドバグ」ニューイヤーコンテスト

Win "The Bedbug Wonderful Wishes" coloring-books. For farther information, please click the website or the images. We are all looking forward to lots of adorable answers.
https://www.facebook.com/studio7store
「かまないベッドバグ」の「Wonderful Wishes」塗り絵本を当てましょう。詳細はウェブサイトや画像をクリックくださいませ。可愛らしいお答え、たくさんお待ちしております。
https://www.facebook.com/studio7store

12/25/2014

thank you so much お礼

Thanks to you all, "Lucy the Cat" has become Amazon Best Seller No.1 in Foreign Books Free Category this morning. Thank you so much for DLing and petting her! Hope all of you will have a very Merry Christmas!
おかげさまで、今朝、「ねこのルーシー」がアマゾン・ジャパンのフリーカテゴリーでもベストセラーになりました。DLいただき、愛でてくださり、誠にありがとうございます<(_ _)>。皆さまもステキなクリスマスをお過ごしくださいますよう。

12/21/2014

Lucy the Cat and Little Brother ねこのルーシー と ちいさな おとうと


"Lucy the Cat and Little Brother" became available with my translation via Amazon yesterday. Written from such an adorable high-grade cat (Sacred Birman), Lucy's point of view with lots of humor, I sincerely hope both children and adults can enjoy this very charming Lucy's and her brother, Cristiano's world both in English and in Japanese. One of the longtime dreams of the author, who has been successful working for the biggest IT company after graduated from the prestigious Helsinki University in Finland, has come true through this book. Its Kindle version will be available in 2015.
昨日、翻訳いたしました『ねこのルーシーと ちいさな おとうと』がアマゾンでも購読可能となりました。なんとも愛らしい高級ネコ(バーマン)、ルーシーの視点から見た世界が、ユーモアたっぷりに描かれた絵本です。とてもチャーミングなルーシーと、弟、クリスティアーノの世界を、親子そろって、英語と日本語のバイリンガルでお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。 フィンランドの名門ヘルシンキ大卒、IT業界最大手に就職し成功された著者の長年の夢がかなった一冊、キンドル版は2015年に発売予定です。

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12/19/2014

Christmas gift from AEON Shibuya School

One of my students at AEON Shibuya School gave us, each one of the teachers, a Christmas gift today. Thank you very much. What I got is Terracuore's Lavender Bath Salt. Their fine and mellow sound of Organic Cosmetic will surely heal our minds and bodies. Expressing our thanks as well, wishing all of you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. May 2015 be wonderful and bring us lots of smiles.
本日、イーオン渋谷校で、生徒さまより、私たち講師1人1人にクリスマスプレゼントを頂戴いたしまして、誠にありがとうございます。私が頂いたのはテラクオーレのラベンダーのバスソルト。オーガニック・コスメという甘美で贅沢な響きに心も体も癒されそう。お気遣いに心より感謝いたしつつ、皆さまも、どうぞステキなクリスマス、そしてよいお年をお迎えくださいますよう。2015年も笑顔いっぱいのすばらしい年になりますように。来年もどうぞよろしくお願い申し上げますm(__)m。

12/17/2014

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 events or illuminations 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

12/13/2014

Christmas Jazz Concert クリスマス・ジャズコンサート

Setagaya Chuuoh Church is holding Christmas Jazz Concert (admission-free) on December 13th (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13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/

12/08/2014

Transcendence トランセンデンス


This film is one of the most thought provoking. It depicts love, loyalty, limits, envy and fear, and shows us what misunderstanding and doubt could do. It doesn't show you what is right or wrong, or which is the best solution. It only shows us the thinking of each characters and the consequences from their actions. Johnny Depp(ジョニー・デップ), Morgan Freeman(モーガン・フリーマン) and Rebecca Hall(レベッカ・ホール) have all done wonderful work in this movie as always. If you love thoughts provoking movies which leave you with a lot of thinking, you will like this movie.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=347925

12/03/2014

Maleficent マレフィセント


The remake of the classic Disney movie, "Sleeping Beauty" wonderfully depicts both beautiful and gloomy sides of fairy land of Maleficent that feuds with selfish humans. The visual effects and acting are so great that mysterious creatures and the cast look totally in sync, and it truly comes to life in full form by Angelina Jolie(アンジェリーナ・ジョリー)'s stunning skills and presence. It's interesting to see her play a role that requires a lot of nuances to pull of her character with a lot of depth being a bit deliciously evil.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=348610

11/30/2014

Audrey Hepburn

The greatest victory has been to be able to live with myself, to accept my shortcomings and those of others.(わたしにとって最高の勝利は、ありのままで生きられるようになったこと、自分と他人の欠点を受け入れられるようになったことです。) ---- Audrey Hepburn

11/29/2014

Shikouan (cat cafe) 和喫茶 紫光庵 (猫カフェ)

"Lucy the Cat" got a new friend. This is the very moment when she met the popular poster cat, "Mee-chan" at Shikouan (cat cafe) with their remarkable Japanese red umbrella on Sazae-san Street in Sakura-Shinmachi, Setagaya-ku. We can enjoy their authentic Japanese green tee as well as their Japanese sweets such as their handmade "Sakura-Zenzai" and "Calico cat Monaka" whose bean jam is the same color as Mee-chan's fur. We can get our souls and bodies healed by such an adorable menu-guide by Mee-chan. Mee-chan, thank you so much for today. Please let us visit you again.
「ねこのルーシー」に新しくお友達ができました。世田谷区桜新町のサザエさん通り、赤い和傘が目印の和喫茶店、紫光庵(猫カフェ)の人気の看板猫「みーちゃん」とご対面の瞬間です。本格的な抹茶と一緒に楽しめるのは、手作りにこだわった「桜ぜんざい」や、看板猫「みーちゃん」と同じ色の餡が詰められた「三毛猫もなか」などの和菓子。何ともかわいらしい「みーちゃん」のメニュー紹介には心も体も癒されます。みーちゃん、今日は本当にありがとうございました。また遊びにいかせてくださいね。
Sakura-Shinmachi Shopping Mall 桜新町商店街
Sweets-net スイーツネット
Hesse ヘッセ

11/24/2014

"The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite" Christmas Contest 「かまないベッドバグ」クリスマスコンテスト

Win "The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite" series books. The contest closes at 12:00 noon, 12th December 2014 (Halifax, Canadian time) and the winners will be announced on the 13th. For farther information, please click the website or the images. We are all looking forward to lots of applications with lots of dreams.
https://www.facebook.com/studio7store
「かまないベッドバグ」の絵本を当てましょう。 コンテストの締め切りは、2014年12月12日12:00(カナダ・ハリファックス時間)です。当選のお知らせは翌日13日。 詳細はウェブサイトや画像をクリックくださいませ。夢いっぱいな作品のご応募、たくさんお待ちしております。
https://www.facebook.com/studio7store

11/19/2014

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/

11/14/2014

Police Story Legend ポリス・ストーリー/レジェンド


This film follows Jackie Chan(ジャッキー・チェン)'s character in a Die Hard scenario. A bunch of cage fighting criminals have taken hostages in a fortified building, one of them is Jackie's daughter and he must find a way to save them all by himself. This film has some great action scenes but it is not really oriented on that. It shows more of Jackie's dramatic side and he pulls of the role amazingly in this film. Unlike Jackie's earlier films which are lighter in tone, this one is much darker. To clear things up for the fans, this film is not related to the previous 5 Police Story movies, it is a separate film and should be treated as such.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=348509

11/09/2014

X-MEN: Days of Future Past X-MEN: フューチャー&パスト


This movie finds its source in the very core of humanity's struggles, and shows that X-men's themes are still very relevant in the world today. You would thank its nostalgia and its well balanced mix between the original characters and the new ones. It is action packed and there are no irrelevant scenes while there is no break between action scenes and more emotional, story-line scenes. Along with the action and the acting, there is also the usual dose of humor found in most Marvel movies. And Hugh Jackman(ヒュー・ジャックマン)will bring a smile to your face for sure.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=348170

11/05/2014

Amazon bestselling アマゾンベストセラー

Thanks to all of you, "Lucy the Cat" paperback has also become No.1 on Amazon Japan's Best-Seller List (category:Children's Cat Books). Thank you so much for fondling her.
おかげさまで「ねこのルーシー」ペーパーバック版も、アマゾンのベストセラー1位(カテゴリ:Children's Cat Books)になれました。皆さま、愛でてくださって誠にありがとうございますm(__)m。

11/01/2014

Aluminum (10th wedding) anniversary photos アルミ婚式(10周年)記念撮影

            Before         →         After
This year marks our Aluminum (10th wedding) anniversary. Thank you so much for being nice and kind to us at all times. For those who are hoping to celebrate your Silver (25th wedding) anniversary and Gold (50th wedding) anniversary as well, let's keep going as far as we can go as we please. Hope you'll enjoy our 10th anniversary photos "Unspeakable Before-After analysis (huggy princess version)". The doodle was done by my own father.
今年でアルミ婚式(結婚10周年)を迎えることができました。皆さまにはいつも温かく見守っていただき感謝のお礼申し上げます。この先、銀婚式(結婚25周年)、金婚式(50周年)まで目指していらっしゃる方々、お互いマイペースに、行ける所まで歩んでいきましょう。10周年記念撮影『驚愕のビフォー・アフター(お姫様だっこ編)』をご笑納ください。イタズラは実の父によるものです。
10th anniversary photo 10周年記念撮影 by 原宿のフォトスタジオAndy st.
きれいに化けさせていただき、ありがとうございます。

~Bits of knowledge マメ知識~
1st : Paper 紙婚式
2nd : Cotton 綿婚式
3rd : Leather 革婚式
4th : Linen, Silk リンネル婚式、絹婚式
       Fruit and Flowers 花と果実婚式
5th : Wood 木婚式
6th : Iron Sugar 鉄婚式
7th : Wool, Copper 銅婚式
8th : Bronze 青銅婚式
9th : Pottery Willow 陶器婚式
10th : Tin, Aluminum アルミ婚式、錫婚式
11th : Steel 鋼鉄婚式
12th : Silk, Silk and fine Linen 絹婚式、亜麻婚式
13th : Lace レース婚式
14th : Ivory 象牙婚式
15th : Crystal 水晶婚式
20th : China 磁器婚式、陶器婚式
25th : Silver 銀婚式
30th : Pearl 真珠婚式
35th : Coral, jade Coral 珊瑚婚式
40th : Ruby ルビー婚式
45th : Sapphire サファイア婚式
50th : Gold 金婚式
55th : Emerald エメラルド婚式
60th : Diamond ダイヤモンド婚式
70th : Platinum プラチナ婚式

10/31/2014

Anthony Robbins

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.(運命が決まるのは、あなたが決断する瞬間なのだ。) ---- Anthony Robbins

10/29/2014

300: Rise of an Empire 300 スリーハンドレッド 帝国の進撃


In an attempt to live up to its predecessor, this film is action-packed, presents impressive visuals and is very bloody. In fact there is more action, more blood, and more nudity than in the original 300. The cast performances were also good, but I would say it was the graphics that ruled the movie. This movie might be rather for graphic geeks and also who love comic strip mode movies. You might want to try it in digital 3D, then the entertainment is guaranteed.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=348521

10/25/2014

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 this weekend (October 25th Sat). For farther information, please click the image or visit their website. Their prizes include Tokyo Disney Resort family tickets, Hakkei Jima Sea Paradise family tickets, toy coupons, and Sazae-san goods. Hope all of you will have a happy Halloween.
http://www.sakurashinmachi.net/asp/news_dtl.asp?nt=7&nk=214
今週末10月25日(土)、桜新町商店街ハロウィーンが開催されます。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。賞品には、東京ディズニーリゾートファミリーチケット、八景島シーパラダイスファミリーチケット、おもちゃ商品券、サザエさんグッズセットなどがございます。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=214

10/22/2014

August: Osage County 8月の家族たち


An exceptionally challenging film, and the term "tragicomedy" never fits a film so well. "Osage County" is originally a stunning powerful play written by Tracy Letts(トレイシー・レッツ), then it rocked Broadway and won the Pulitzer Prize. This isn't a movie for everyone. It's exhausting, full of really despicable people and depressing, but the acting is so terrific, the roles so strong, that you don't want to miss it. Meryl Streep(メリル・ストリープ)and Julia Roberts(ジュリア・ロバーツ)are outstanding among a superb ensemble cast.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=347843

10/18/2014

Kindle Lucy the Cat キンドル:ねこのルーシー

"Lucy the Cat" became available with my translation via Kindle e-book (299 yen) as well today. Written from such an adorable high-grade cat (Sacred Birman), Lucy's point of view with lots of humor, I sincerely hope both children and adults can enjoy this very charming Lucy's world both in English and in Japanese. One of the longtime dreams of the author, who has been successful working for the biggest IT company after graduated from the prestigious Helsinki University in Finland, has come true through this book.
本日、翻訳いたしました『ねこのルーシー』がキンドル(299円)からも発売となりました。なんとも愛らしい高級ネコ(バーマン)、ルーシーの視点から見た世界が、ユーモアたっぷりに描かれた絵本です。とてもチャーミングなルーシーの世界を、親子そろって、英語と日本語のバイリンガルでお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。 フィンランドの名門ヘルシンキ大卒、IT業界最大手に就職し成功された著者の長年の夢がかなった一冊です。


It's sequel bilingual version will also be published in 2015. You will meet Lucy's little brother, Cristiano, when he was only a few days old. Please look forward to meeting him and pet him as well.
2015年には、続編のバイリンガルも出版予定です。生まれて、たった数日目の子ネコ、ルーシーちゃんの弟、クリスティアーノ君も登場します。どうぞお楽しみに、こちらも可愛がってやってください。

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10/13/2014

Hummingbird Redemption ハミングバード


As a Jason Statham(ジェイソン・ステイサム)film, it should have fistfights to show his enemies who is boss, instead, his character troubles facing his demons and has to commit crimes to get what he needs in this film. Some would say it's a strange film, yet it's the sort of strange that is rarely seen in cinema today. The film-making is as magnificent as it needs, and the performances are quite gripping, and the story about people who have to deal with the unfair reality and beat it off with their skills is quite interesting.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=348581

10/08/2014

Lucy the Cat ねこのルーシー

"Lucy the Cat" became available with my translation via Amazon yesterday. Written from such an adorable high-grade cat (Sacred Birman), Lucy's point of view with lots of humor, I sincerely hope both children and adults can enjoy this very charming Lucy's world both in English and in Japanese. One of the longtime dreams of the author, who has been successful working for the biggest IT company after graduated from the prestigious Helsinki University in Finland, has come true through this book. 
翻訳いたしました『ねこのルーシー』が昨日アマゾンでも購読可能となりました。なんとも愛らしい 高級ネコ(バーマン)、ルーシーの視点から見た世界が、ユーモアたっぷりに描かれた絵本です。とてもチャーミングなルーシーの世界を、親子そろって、英語と日本語のバイリンガルでお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。 フィンランドの名門ヘルシンキ大卒、IT業界最大手に就職し成功された著者の長年の夢がかなった一冊です。

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10/04/2014

Inari Shrine Reitaisai Festival 稲荷神社例大祭

Reitaisai Festival is taking place at Hisatomi Inari Shrine (Setagaya-ku) , where the Japanese animation "Gingitsune"was set, 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 images or the website.
http://www.tokyo-jinjacho.or.jp/syoukai/12_setagaya/12003.html
今週末、アニメ「ぎんぎつね」の舞台となった、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。詳細情報は画像やサイトをクリックください。
http://www.tokyo-jinjacho.or.jp/syoukai/12_setagaya/12003.html

9/30/2014

The Constitution of The Kingdom of Bhutan, Article 9

The State shall strive to promote those conditions that will enable the pursuit of Gross National Happiness.(政府の役割は、GNH(国民総幸福)を追求できるような諸条件の整備に努めることである。) ---- The Constitution of The Kingdom of Bhutan, Article 9

9/27/2014

Noah ノア 約束の舟


It treats the bible with more respect than it deserves and for those with an open mind this is about the best possible telling of Noah story. It didn't make the story about Noah more plausible, but it was a great story set in timeless environments. I would say this adaptation is quite accurate and true to the biblical story with some tweaking here and there and something fresh made from a old and boring book. The CGI and acting, starring Russell Crowe(ラッセル・クロウ), co-starring Anthony Hopkins(アンソニー・ホプキンス), Jennifer Connelly(ジェニファー・コネリー) and Ray Winstone(レイ・ウィンストン)Emma Watson(エマ・ワトソン)is very well done with a top notch director, Darren Aronofsky(ダーレン・アロノフスキー)at the helm. You might want to watch it like you would with any other story made for the screen.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=347738

9/20/2014

Vampire Academy ヴァンパイア・アカデミー


Another YA adaptation whose fans had been waiting for. It is a faithful adaptation to the book and has all fans captivated, while it is also a great flick for non book fans of all ages as well. We can enjoy action, humor, and an incredibly portrayed friendship. Zoey Deutch(ゾーイ・ドゥイッチ)is gorgeous and charming, and the camera loves her. I would say it is an entertaining fantasy with a story that is a sort of combination of "Harry Potter" with "Twilight".

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=349457

9/15/2014

ボストン美術館 華麗なるジャポニスム展 Looking East: Western Artists and Allure of Japan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

"Looking East: Western Artists and Allure of Japan" from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is being opened at Setagaya Art Museum until today (15th). For farther information, please click the website. Let's enjoy the mixture of multiculturalism.
http://www.boston-japonisme.jp/english/
ボストン美術館「華麗なるジャポニスム展 ~ 印象派を魅了した日本の美」 が、本日、15日(祝)まで世田谷美術館で開催されています。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。ご一緒に多文化の交錯を楽しみましょう。
http://www.boston-japonisme.jp/top/



9/10/2014

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) this weekend (September 13th) 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=212
今週末、9月13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=212

9/05/2014

The Amazing Spider-man 2 アメイジング・スパイダーマン2


Another excellent film from Spider-man franchise. It had a good amount of comedy, truly deep emotions, and brilliant action. A great, cohesive film to lead on from the first one. The tender, spiky and very affecting relationship between Andrew Garfield(アンドリュー・ガーフィールド)and Emma Stone(エマ・ストーン)is brilliant, and you can really understand what's going on between them as both actors portray their characters very well. Also, it's more relative to the Spider-man comic books, compared to the Spider-man Trilogy, which might be great for some.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=347722

8/30/2014

Mahatma Gandhi

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. (見たいと思う世界の変化に、あなた自身がなりなさい。) ---- Mahatma Gandhi

8/22/2014

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

The 36th Setagaya-ku Tamagawa Fireworks Festival is taking place at Setagaya-kuritsu Futago-Tamagawa Ryokuchi Undohjoh this weekend (August 23rd). This year's theme is "Dream ~ May the flowers of hope bloom in the sky of Setagaya ." For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.tamagawa-hanabi.com/
今週末8月23日(土)、世田谷区立二子玉川緑地運動場にて、第36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「夢 ~世田谷の空に希望の華を~」です。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。
http://www.tamagawa-hanabi.com/

8/19/2014

At National Diet Library 国立国会図書館にて

Melody Rhodes' "The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite" has been available with my translation at National Diet Library (International Library of Children's Literature) in Tokyo. I got such adorable bedbug toys and a sweet card from the publisher. Thank you very much. Hope you can enjoy the book reading aloud with children.
翻訳いたしましたメロディー・ローデスの「かまないベッドバグ」が国立国会図書館国際子ども図書館)でも利用可能となりました。出版社からも可愛らしいベッドバグ・トイとステキなカードを頂戴いたしまして、誠にありがとうございます。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非常に光栄です。

↓For farther info, please click the title. 詳細はタイトルをクリックくださいませ。
The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite かまないベッドバグ

8/15/2014

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit エージェント: ライアン


This movie gives us the origins of Jack Ryan. It migh surpass your expectations if you expect an average spy action/thriller. Jack Ryan does not have many action scenes, as he uses more of his intellect than his fists. Still, there are quite a few action scenes that come as a surprise. The exposition parts of the story are at times boring, but when Jack Ryan is doing his mission, it doesn't feel rushed, and it manages to constantly keep you in suspense. Despite following a predictable formula very closely instead of the source material, the movie still works as entertainment.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=347159

8/08/2014

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty LIFE!


The movie is funny, thought provoking, touching at times and startling at others, and entertaining throughout. It strikes an incredible balance between indy/art-house and Hollywood epic. The visuals in this film are particularly fantastic. From the New York offices of LIFE all the way to Iceland. Every scene is perfectly captured and beautiful. The pathos of the main character is well-captured in subtle ways. The acting is superb all around. Ben Stiller(ベン・スティラー)is perfect as Walter Mitty. If you are hoping to see him doing one of his usual humorous roles, you might be disappointed, but if you want to see him capturing the emotions of a man that has a hard time expressing himself, you will love it.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=347535

8/02/2014

Italian Clothes 70-90%OFF イタリア製 洋服 70-90%OFF

Most bang for your buck in my neighborhood ! August 2nd (Sat) - 3rd (Sun). Italian Clothes: 70-90% OFF ! For farther information, please click the image (flier). Let's get together, fashionable people !
ご近所のお店のお買い得情報です。8月2日(土)~3日(日): イタリア製洋服が70-90% OFF ! 詳細は画像(チラシ)をクリックくださいませ。オシャレさん、集合 ! @アッカドゥエ

8/01/2014

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

The 37th Setagaya Summer Festival is taking place at JRA Baji park this weekend (August 2nd - 3rd). 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2日(土)~3日(日)、JRA馬事公苑にて、第37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/

7/29/2014

Bedbug pictures ベッドバグ写真

Thank you so much for the most beautiful, wonderful, adorable, and happiest pictures in this world. On behalf of Bedbug, let me express my appreciation for this happiness, that I can meet such amazing friends here in Japan as well.
世界一美しくて、ステキで、可愛らしくて、幸せなお写真を誠にありがとうございます。ベッドバグに代わりまして、日本でも、こんなにすばらしいお友達に出会える幸せに感謝申し上げます。


7/25/2014

Frozen アナと雪の女王


The story is heart melting filled with the pure feeling and heart which has family at its center. Such gorgeous visuals, environments, costumes, and the brilliant voice talents that make this film a gigantic step forward need to be applauded. The cast consisting of Kristen bell(クリステン・ベル)and Idina Menzel(イディナ・メンゼル)among many others bring winning charm. We can enjoy their superior voice acting and magnificent vocals as well as the songs that will be stuck in our mind.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=346540

7/19/2014

(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 26th (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/h26/2.koukai_theme_20140602.pdf#zoom=100
http://www.nihs.go.jp/oshirasejoho/ippankokai/h26/3.theme_naiyou_20140602.pdf#zoom=100
今週末7月26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/h26/2.koukai_theme_20140602.pdf#zoom=100
http://www.nihs.go.jp/oshirasejoho/ippankokai/h26/3.theme_naiyou_20140602.pdf#zoom=100

7/15/2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ホビット: 竜に奪われた王国


It is another solid blockbuster with lots of action, a decent story and strong special effects. The characters might be more interesting than before for some. Smaug in particular is a great creation both visually and stylishly. The film remains a feast visually, and the cast do solid jobs, for example when Martin Freeman(マーティン・フリーマン)and Ian McKellen(イアン・マッケラン)were allowed to be more than just special effects. The dwarfs made more of an impression, and Benedict Cumberbatch(ベネディクト・カンバーバッチ)was strong as the voice of Smaug, and Sylvester McCoy(シルヴェスター・マッコイ) and Stephen Fry(スティーヴン・フライ) were also superb as supporting roles.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=341645

7/09/2014

The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite かまないベッドバグ

"The Bedbug Who wouldn't Bite", I translated, became available via Amazon Japan today. Being published in New Zealand, the best place to be a working woman in the world according to OECD's data last year,
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10870124
I sincerely hope this adorable and colorful world of the bedbug with the beautiful English rhyme from the country where such dignified women live will be enjoyed by both Japanese parents and children as well.
本日、翻訳いたしました「かまないベッドバグ」がアマゾンジャパンからも入手可能となりました。昨年、OECDの調査で、女性がもっとも働きやすい国に選ばれた、ニュージーランド。
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10870124
そんな凛々とした女性たちが生きる国で出版された、カラフルで愛らしいベッドバグの世界を、英語の美しい韻とともに、親子そろってお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。

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6/30/2014

Loretta Young

Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.(愛とは、あなたが見つけるものではないの。愛とは、あなたを見つけるものなの。)---- Loretta Young

6/27/2014

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 until August 31st (Sun). About 52,000 LED bulbs are being lit up along the 600-step external staircase as well as 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=2245
東京タワーの「天の川イルミネーション」が、8月31日(日)まで点灯されています。150mの大展望台と600段の外階段に、約52,000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=2245

6/20/2014

Snowpiercer スノーピアサー


"Snowpiercer" is a fresh experience for a Sci-Fi blockbuster. The genre tends to just blow things up, but it rather brings more soul than extreme panache. I would say it is mainly about a revolution attacking against law enforcers and powerful men, but the scenes focusing on the characters are its biggest strength. While those scenes acknowledge human suffering and longing, it takes a lot of time to express about what they've been through, and those small scenes of humanity simply makes it remarkable. The film benefits by its actors. Chris Evans(クリス・エヴァンス)is always a great leading hero bringing enough impact to the character Curtis. His co-stars, such as Jamie Bell(ジェイミー・ベル), Octavia Spencer(オクタヴィア・スペンサー), John Hurt(ジョン・ハート), and Kang-ho Song(コ・アソン)also bring lively personalities on their roles.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=345712

6/14/2014

Setagaya-ward Summer Agricultual Fair 世田谷区夏季農産物品評会

An event to disperse the information about the vegetables from Setagaya-ward is being held in Keyaki Square in front of JRA Baji Park on June 14th-15th. We can enjoy their exhibitions and immediate sales of the summer vegetables (tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, etc), orchard trees, flowering trees grown with loving care by the farmers in this ward, some dietary games and courses by a sommelier. For farther information, please visit the website. Let's pay attention to our own health and get ready for summer heat.
http://setagaya-eventplus.jp/event/594/
世田谷の野菜を知るイベントが6月14日15日とJRA馬事公苑前けやき広場で開催されます。 区内農家が丹精を込めて栽培した夏野菜(トマト・ナス・キュウリなど)や果樹、花木類の品評展示会、展示品即売、ソムリエによる講座、試食・食育ゲームなどが行われます。 詳細はサイトをクリックくださいませ。健康を心がけて、夏に備えましょう。
http://setagaya-eventplus.jp/event/594/