6/30/2018

Yousho no Mori 洋書の森 2018.06

I joined Japan Publisher's Club "Yousho no Mori (Wood of Foreign Books)" Weekend Skill Up Lecture today. I had such an enjoyable and fruitful time with some translators and colleagues as well as the translator of Kazuo Ishiguro's books, Mr. Masao Tsuchiya's logical and fresh lecture. Many many thanks. I heard the number of applicants reached the limit in half a day! Only Novel Prize could do this! Wishing "Yousho no Mori (Wood of foreign books)", which marks 10th anniversary this year, and their members continued success and prosperity.
本日は日本出版クラブ洋書の森」ウィークエンドスキルアップ講座へ参加いたしました。カズオ・イシグロ作品を翻訳された土屋政雄先生のロジカルで新鮮なお講義に加え、翻訳者の皆さま方、お仲間たちにも会え、楽しく充実したひと時を過ごせまして誠にありがとうございます。さすがノーベル賞!申し込み受け付けから半日で定員に達してしまったそう。今年10周年を記念される「洋書の森」の更なるご発展、会員の皆さまのご活躍もお祈り申し上げます。

Clarence Darrow

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.(人生の前半は親に台無しにされ、後半は子によって台無しにされる。)---- Clarence Darrow

6/27/2018

Book Excellence Award ブック・エクセレンス・アワード賞 2018.06

Ms. Yael Manor's "Who Knows Jordan?" has been named a Book Excellence Award Finalist and received an honorary certificate. Many many thanks. Hope the Japanese people will also enjoy this beautiful gem with my translation.
翻訳でご縁を賜りましたヤエル・マナーさんの名著「ジョーダンをしっているのはだあれ?」がブック・エクセレンス・アワード・ファイナリストに選出され、名誉ある賞を受賞しました。ありがとうございます。日本の皆さまにもお楽しみいただけると光栄です。

Here is 2018 Finalists list where the books are listed in alphabetical order.
2018年ファイナリスト一覧はこちらから。タイトルはアルファベット順です。
The author, being a math teacher for 35 years in high school, and a mother of four children and grandmother of five, has written a lot of books for which she has taken advantage of her years of experience as a teacher and her rich experience with her children and grandchildren, and this adorable gem was written under the theme of importance of self-confidence and real friends. I sincerely hope both children and adults can enjoy this book both in English and Japanese.
35年間、高校の数学教師として教鞭を取られてきた著者は、4児の母であり、5人の孫の祖母。長年の教師経験や子孫たちとの豊富な体験が活かされた作品が多く、本作は自信と真の友人の大切さをテーマとした可愛らしい一作となっています。英語と日本語のバイリンガルで子供も大人もお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。

6/25/2018

Moomins and the Winter Wonderland ムーミン谷とウィンターワンダーランド

Moomintroll decides to stay awake to explore the winter instead of having his winter slumber as usually. Winter is certainly totally different than he had imagined. We can enjoy Rie Miyazawa(宮沢りえ)and Sayaka Kanda(神田沙也加)'s voices as well.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=361384

6/21/2018

Brain on Fire 彼女が目覚めるその日まで

The story is based on true events and the end of the movie depicts what happened in reality. A healthy young reporter starts having psychotic episodes and seizures, and the doctors diagnosed her with psychiatric problems. Chloe Grace Moretz(クロエ・グレース・モレッツ)acts very convincingly throughout the very stages of her illness, and the others' acting was also simply amazing.For farther information, please visit the website.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=361610

6/17/2018

Father's Day Gift 父の日ギフト

From yesterday (June 16th) - 18th, to express our sincere gratitude to all, we have decided to do "White Cat Black Cat New Dog" with my translation FREE download service. We will really appreciate it if you download our adorable Cat & Dog for FREE from Amazon Kindle for your favorite devices such as PC, Kindle, Kindle Cloud, iPhone, iPad, etc during this period, and enjoy petting them.
昨日(6月16日)から18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『しろねこクン くろねこクン あたらしい いぬ』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、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、愛でてやってくだされば幸甚です。

↓For FREE download. 無料DLはこちらから。
Japan http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07DCWQ85R
USA http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DCWQ85R
Canada http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07DCWQ85R
Holland http://www.amazon.nl/dp/B07DCWQ85R
France http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B07DCWQ85R
Australia http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07DCWQ85R

Thanks to you all, it has been No.1 Best Seller on Amazon !
おかげさまで、Amazonベストセラー商品ランキング1位になれました!
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Amazon ベストセラー商品ランキング:
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07DCWQ85R
1位 --- Kindleストア > Kindle洋書 > Children's Books
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Thank you so much for DLing and petting our black cat & white dog when you are busy, everyone. Hope all of you have a wonderful Father's 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。 ステキな父の日をお過ごしくださいますよう。

Please enjoy some treasure images in return for your loyalties.
お礼にお宝画像をご笑納くださいませ。

With "Harry Potter". The moment when our black cat & white dog outran "Alice" and "The Secret Garden".: Amazon Bestseller #1 (Children's Books Category)
「ハリー・ポッター」と。「アリス」や「秘密の花園」から逃げ切った瞬間 : アマゾン1位 (児童書のカテゴリー)

The moment when our black cat & white dog outran "Great Gatsby" and were almost catching up with "Peter Rabbit": Amazon Bestseller #2 (No Category)
「グレートギャツビー」から逃げ切り「ピーターラビット」に追いつきそうだった瞬間:アマゾン2位(カテゴリーなし)。
The author has been writing a lot of children's picture books with a unique, refreshing, therapeutic style combining a vivid imagination, humor, and flowing rhythm in her stories. This adorable gem was written from such adorable cat's & dog's points of view with lots of humor under the theme of 'friendship', and its ethical message is appealing to the hearts of children. I sincerely hope both children and adults can enjoy this gem both in English and in Japanese.
ユニークでリフレッシングな癒し系の子ども絵本を数多く手がける著者の作品には、ビビッドなイマジネーションと流れるようなリズム感が同居しています。本作は、ユーモアたっぷりにとても愛らしい猫と犬の視点から描かれた「友情」をテーマとする可愛らしい一作。道徳的メッセージも子どもたちの心に響きます。 鮮やかなイラストとともに、英語と日本語のバイリンガルで、子供も大人もお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。

6/16/2018

High school reunion 高校同窓会


I joined my high school reunion held at Nagata-cho Kaiun Club today, and enjoyed meeting our alumni, who have been successful in their own fields since graduation, while watching "Mirai-no-Atashi" a film directed by our alumni set in our own old school, and am really grateful for such a stimulating time. Wishing all of our alumni continued success and prosperity.
本日、永田町海運クラブで開催された高校同窓会へお邪魔いたしました。先輩方が制作された母校を舞台にした映画「未来のあたし」を拝みつつ、卒業後それぞれの道でご活躍中の同窓生の方々とお会いでき、非常に刺激的な時間を過ごさせていただき感謝申し上げます。同窓生の皆さまの今後の変わらぬご活躍、ご繁栄をお祈り申し上げます。

6/14/2018

The Zookeeper's Wife ユダヤ人を救った動物園 アントニーナが愛した命

Skillful direction, excellent sets and costumes, a capable cast, and the story is based on the actions of the owners of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan, who helped to save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Still, the performance of Jessica Chastain(ジェシカ・チャステイン)is the single most important factor in the film, and the cinematography, production design, and musical score are uniformly serviceable and generic.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=361131

6/09/2018

Kittens' story time おはなしこねこの会 2018.06

 I joined "Kittens' story time", a read-aloud session hosted by "The Wildcat Translation Club of Children's Books" today, and was lucky enough to be able to read aloud some wonderful picture books in front of such adorable little book lovers at Maruzen Marunouchi Honten children's books section, such a hear-warming and beautiful urban oasis in the middle of Tokyo. Many many thanks for such a wonderful opportunity. Good boys and girls who love picture books, please come and join us. They are holding their regular sessions every month at Ikebukuro Junkudo and Maruzen Marunouchi Honten.
本日は「やまねこ翻訳クラブ」の読み聞かせ会「おはなしこねこの会」に参加いたしまして、丸善丸ノ内本店の児童書フロアにて、可愛らしい絵本好きな子どもたちの前でステキな絵本を読ませていただきました。東京のど真ん中にこんなにも心温まる美しい都会のオアシスがあったのですね。すばらしい良縁をありがとうございます。絵本大好きっ子なよい子の皆さま、よかったら遊びにいらしてくださいね。池袋ジュンク堂丸善丸ノ内本店にて毎月開催されてますよ。

6/08/2018

Haunted マリー 暗闇からのささやき

Set in the beautiful winter landscape of Norway, "Haunted" follows Catherine as she travels back to her old family estate after her father's death. When locals start telling stories of disappearances and possible murders, she is forced to confront her family's mysterious past.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=364058

6/04/2018

Fanny's Journey 少女ファニーと運命の旅

Based on a true story, it is one of those rare children's films that is completely worth seeing, genuinely dramatic. The execution is suspenseful and the child acting is solid. We can enjoy watching a reluctant Fanny, aged about 13 finding herself in charge of a bunch of little Jewish kids being forced to flee from France to Switzerland since the Nazis took over in an area of France from Italy.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=360712

6/01/2018

White Cat Black Cat ~ New Dog しろねこクン くろねこクン ~ あたらしい いぬ

'White Cat Black Cat' series Vol.2 "White Cat Black Cat ~ New Dog" with my translation has been published this week. The author has been writing a lot of children's picture books with a unique, refreshing, therapeutic style combining a vivid imagination, humor, and flowing rhythm in her stories. This adorable gem was written from such adorable cat's & dog's points of view with lots of humor under the theme of 'friendship', and its ethical message is appealing to the hearts of children. I sincerely hope both children and adults can enjoy this gem both in English and in Japanese with the brilliant illustration.
今週、翻訳いたしました「しろねこクン くろねこクン」シリーズ第2巻『しろねこクン くろねこクン ~ あたらしい いぬ 』が出版されました。ユニークでリフレッシングな癒し系の子ども絵本を数多く手がける著者の作品には、ビビッドなイマジネーションと流れるようなリズム感が同居しています。本作は、ユーモアたっぷりにとても愛らしい猫と犬の視点から描かれた「友情」をテーマとする可愛らしい一作。道徳的メッセージも子どもたちの心に響きます。 鮮やかなイラストとともに、英語と日本語のバイリンガルで、子供も大人もお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。