2/25/2017

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.
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。金原瑞人先生のステキなお講義のあと、交流パーティでも、先生方、翻訳者の皆さま方とともに、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。先生の新作も続々と出版が続くそう。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をお祈り申し上げます。

2/20/2017

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.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=359148

2/15/2017

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. 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.
先月に出版されました翻訳絵本が国立国会図書館でもご利用可能となりました。とくに子育て中の方々や、初級英語や日本語教育に携わっていらっしゃる方々などを中心にお楽しみいただければ光栄です。絵本にお友達がいっぱいできますように。

 ↓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

2/11/2017

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.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=355752

2/06/2017

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. 
http://www.river-corp.jp/distributor/index.html/borntodance.html

2/01/2017

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.
Facebook上での、ある母親の感動的な投稿に刺激されて書かれた美しい物語です。遊び場における障害を持つ子どもたちへ対する差別に光を当てることを目的としながら、社会的な思いやりや、真の友情、他人の役に立ちたいと思う意欲、思考力や粘り強さ、独創力、さらには弱い立場の人々を真剣に配慮し、彼らの権利を差別しないことについて改めて考えさせられる一冊。心温まるイラストとともに、英語と日本語のバイリンガルで親子そろってお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。 

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:
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B01N6DBSA8/
1位 --- Kindleストア > Kindle洋書 > Language Learning > ESL 
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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.
お礼にお宝画像をご笑納くださいませ。

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)

1/30/2017

By the Sea 白い帽子の女


This film might be examined in two ways, as a testament to the big couple's real life relationship, which gives it the impression of a vanity project, and as two high-profile figures that audiences have a hard time convincing themselves their characters on screen aren't the same ones who still glitz tabloid covers. Brad Pitt(ブラッド・ピット) is outstanding in a tricky role and gives one of the best performances of his career. The chemistry between him and Angelina Jolie Pitt(アンジェリーナ・ジョリー・ピット)is still there as well, though used somewhat differently this time.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=356583

1/25/2017

Please Don't Sneeze おねがい クシャミを しないで

"Please Don't Sneeze" with my translation has been published this month. 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 under the theme of "danger of fire" and "staying healthy", and its ethical message is appealing to the hearts of children. I sincerely hope both children and adults can enjoy this little gem both in English and Japanese with the brilliant illustration.
翻訳いたしました『おねがい クシャミを しないで』が、今月、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「火の怖さ」と「健康であること」をテーマとした可愛らしい一作。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、親子そろってお楽しみいただければ幸甚です。

1/21/2017

AEON Shibuya School Farewell Party イーオン渋谷校 送迎会

We had a Farewell party for one of our wonderful co-workers at AEON Shibuya Ekimae School today, and had a great time at Zest Cantina Shibuya. Thanks a lot for everything, Andrew sensei, and we are grateful to all the students who came to the party when you were busy and shared a beautiful time with us.
本日、ゼストキャンティーナ渋谷にて、イーオン渋谷駅前本校のステキな同僚の送迎会が楽しく開催されました。Andrew先生、今までいろいろありがとうございます。お忙しい折、足を運んでくださった生徒の皆さまも、すばらしいひと時をシェアいただき感謝いたします。

1/19/2017

Sully ハドソン川の奇跡


Starring Tom Hanks(トム・ハンクス), Aaron Eckhart(アーロン・エッカート), and Laura Linney(ローラ・リニー), this film continues Clint Eastwood(クリント・イーストウッド)'s success by giving us probably the most human drama. Eastwood manages to pull a great story out of these unbelievable true events. Tom hanks has been the heart of the film and his acting was top notch. Aaron Eckhartalso did a great job with his subtle humor and great screen presence.

For farther information, please visit the website.
http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=356041