Got Dictionary Envy?

I got this last weekend…   Could have spent a pound less for no slipcase! It’s a rather huge (that’s A3 paper!) Japanese-English dictionary published by Kenkyusha in 1986, for 8000 yen (I dread to think what that translates to in contemporary pounds). According to a stamp in the front it once belonged to the …

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Pictures from antique books about Japan

  I mainly collect antique British comics, story papers and boys’ adventure books. But I also have a small collection of old books about Japan. My favourite historical period is the 1890’s to World War 1, and in that time Japan and Britain were close allies. In fact their alliance was the first proper one …

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Japanese lessons

I’ve started to properly have Japanese lessons now! They are organised by the Cambridge University Anglo-Japanese Society. There’s three levels, Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate. I tried the first two out (as they were one after the other in the same room, and free). My own level appears to be far beyond the Beginner level …

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