Coco Chanel

My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.(私の人生は楽しくなかった。だから私は自分の人生を創造したの。)---- Coco Chanel


Yousho no Mori Lecture 洋書の森 講座

I joined Japan Publisher's Club "Yousho no Mori (Wood of Foreign Books)" Weekend Skill Up Lecture today. After the fabulous lecture by Mr. Mizuto Kanahara, we had such an enjoyable and fruitful time with some teachers and translators at their party. Thank you so much. Mr. Kanahara's new books are being published one after another. Wishing "Yousho no Mori (Wood of foreign books)", which marks 10th anniversary this year, and their members continued success and prosperity.


Ice Age: Collision Course アイス・エイジ5 止めろ!惑星大衝突

The animation is great. The 3D is impressive. The voice acting is brilliant. Ray Romano(レイ・ロマノ)is amazing as Manny. John Leguizamo(ジョン・レグイザモ)is spectacular as Sid. Jennifer Lopez(ジェニファー・ロペス)is effective as Shira. In addition to having lots of silly laughs for the kids, there is a ton of great clean humor just for adult belly laughs and such a strong positive family message. It is worth watching.

For farther information, please visit the website.


at National Diet Library 国立国会図書館にて 2017.02

Those picture books with my translation published last month have been available at National Diet Library Tokyo as well. Thank you so much. Hope the library patrons, especially the ones who are in the middle of child-raising, engaged in basic English or Japanese education, will enjoy them and the books will find lots of new friends.

 ↓For farther information, please click each title. 詳細はタイトルをクリックくださいませ。
Please Don't Sneeze おねがい クシャミを しないで 
Dana Also Reserves a Playground ダナにも あそびばを


Inferno インフェルノ

Directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard (ロン・ハワード), starred by Tom Hanks(トム・ハンクス), the latest bestseller in Dan Brown(ダン・ブラウン)'s "Da Vinci Code(ダ・ヴィンチ・コード)" billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, will simply entertain us while the actual take away might be slightly different from the book as some scenes, including the ending, are radically changed in the movie still the basic story is similar.

For farther information, please visit the website.


Born to Dance ボーン・トゥ・ダンス

A feel-good dance romance movie which is lighthearted and easy to follow It also has its own uniqueness and some fine dance scenes and decent acting. The choreography was done by Parris Goebel(パリス・ゲーべル)and the music was good too. It's entertaining and adds a new feel to usual hip hop films and worth watching. 

For farther information, please visit the website. 


Bean-Throwing-Day Gift 節分の日ギフト

From today - Bean Throwing Day (February 1st - 3rd), to express our sincere gratitude to all, we have decided to do "Dana Also Deserves A Playground" with my translation FREE download service. We will really appreciate it if you download our Dana for FREE from Amazon Kindle for your favorite devices such as PC, Kindle, Kindle Cloud, iPhone, iPad, etc during this period, and enjoy the book.
本日から節分に向けて(2月1日~3日まで)皆さまへの日頃の感謝の気持ちを込めまして、訳書『ダナにも あそびばを』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、PC、キンドル、キンドルクラウド、iPhone、iPadなど、皆さま各々のお気に入りデバイスへ入れていただき、お楽しみいただければ幸甚です。

 ↓For FREE download. 無料DLはこちらから。
Japan http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B01N6DBSA8
USA http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6DBSA8
Canada http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N6DBSA8
Holland http://www.amazon.nl/dp/B01N6DBSA8
France http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B01N6DBSA8
Australia http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01N6DBSA8

This is a beautiful story inspired by a mother's emotional post on facebook. While aiming to shed light on the discrimination against disabled children in the playgrounds, it provokes us to reconsider socially caring, a true friendship, willingness to contribute to others, thinking, persistence, originality, real concern for the weaker, and non-discrimination of their rights. I sincerely hope both children and adults can enjoy this adorable little gem both in English and Japanese with the heart-warming illustration as well.

Thanks to you all, it has been No.1 Best Seller on Amazon !
Amazon ベストセラー商品ランキング:
1位 --- Kindleストア > Kindle洋書 > Language Learning > ESL 
Thank you so much for DLing and petting our Lucy when you are busy, everyone. Hope lots of good luck will come into all of your places on Bean-Throwing-Day.
皆さま、お忙しい折DLいただき、愛でてくださり誠にありがとうございます。心より感謝申し上げます。 節分には、皆さまの元へもたくさんの福が訪れますように。

Please enjoy some treasure images in return for your loyalties.

With Ms. Shelly Admont's cute books : Amazon Bestseller #1 (ESL Category)
シェリー・アドモントのキュートな本に囲まれて : アマゾン1位 (ESLの本カテゴリー)

With language instruction books : Amazon Bestseller #2 (Japanese Category)
語学本に囲まれて : アマゾン2位 (日本語の本カテゴリー)

The moment when Dana was almost catching up with Mr. Michael Gordon : Amazon Bestseller #2 (Manner Category)
マイケル・ゴードンにあと少しで追い着きそうだった瞬間 : アマゾン2位 (マナーの本カテゴリー)