Flying フライング

"Flying" with my translation has been published this week. The author, being familiar with communal and educational activities and Bibliotherapy, leads projects and workshops integrated with art. She has written lots of artistic and educational books, and this book tells us about a brave seagull who finds the courage to follow his heart and fly his own way. He learns that uniqueness and being himself are more important than being popular. I sincerely hope both children and adults can enjoy this adorable little gem both in English and Japanese.


At my alma mater 母校にて 2019.5

Those picture books I translated this spring have been available at Tsuda University Alumnae Association as well. Many many thanks. Hope that our alumnae, especially the ones who are engaged in basic English or Japanese education and the ones who are in the middle of child-raising will enjoy using those books, and that the books will meet lots of new friends. Their books can be borrowed for 1 month in term time.


Most Beautiful Island モースト・ビューティフル・アイランド

Most Beautiful Island is a chilling portrait of an undocumented young woman's struggle for survival as she finds redemption from a tortured past in a dangerous game. The film focuses on a single day as she takes various odd jobs and then gets invited to work at a mysterious party where she will be extremely well-paid for a single night's work. Ana Asensio(アナ・アセンシオ)directed, wrote and stars in this fascinating and absorbing film.

For farther information, please visit the website.


A Star is Born アリー/ スター誕生

A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. This is a magnificent movie with the captivating performances. We knew Lady Gaga(レディー・ガガ)could sing, but didn't have any idea how far her acting talent stretches. She is simply superb, moving, powerful and real.

For farther information, please visit the website.


Buybust バイバスト

An anti-drug enforcement agency stages a massive drug bust in the slums of Manila. This film deals with the anti-drug campaign of the government, and is not only an eye opener about the sincerity of the government on its anti-drug campaign but also a call to action for the people to stand and participate in issues of the country and become a part of the solution.

For farther information, please visit the website.


Creed II クリード 炎の宿敵

Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago. Everyone has a purpose in this film. First, there's Adonis played by Michael B. Jordan(マイケル・B・ジョーダン), the brooding, bratty, world champion with a chip on his shoulder. And there's Rocky played by Sylvester Stallone(シルヴェスター・スタローン), the downtrodden wise sage who only recognizes his role in things when the chips are down. The way the fight scenes are orchestrated makes us feel like we are in the fights.

For farther information, please visit the website.


Kittens' story time おはなしこねこの会 2019.05

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 Ikebukuro Junkudo 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.


I Feel Pretty アイ・フィール・プリティ! 人生最高のハプニング

A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed? Amy Schumer(エイミー・シューマー)did a great job being super funny and perfect for the role.

For farther information, please visit the website.