Latest Japanese language Stories

2011-09-29 07:00:00

App provides virtual tour of Tokyo streets whilst learning Japanese Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 Frustrated that he could not understand common street, shop and office signs in Japan, Russell Willis -- a British resident of Tokyo and professional educational software developer -- decided to take the matter into his own hands and create a deluxe interactive iPad application that combines a virtual tour of one of Tokyoâs most popular areas (Hiroo) and a way to...

Online 'Chatbots' Help Japanese Learn English
2011-09-14 04:49:43

  A Japanese language education firm is claiming that they have invented the first ever artificial intelligence "chat robot" designed solely to communicate with English language students, Danielle Demetriou of the Telegraph reported on Tuesday. According to Demetriou, these so-called "chatbots" were created by a company called SpeakGlobal. They can be accessed online, and use high-speech speech recognition software that allows them to speak directly to students, in real-time, the...

2011-08-08 23:00:00

TOKYO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SAMURAI.JP, a quarterly magazine aimed at transmitting Japanese culture to the rest of the world, launched an electronic version in English on August 5. By providing true and revealing descriptions of Japanese culture, it seeks to deepen the understanding of people around the world about Japan. SAMURAI.JP hopes that its presentation of Japanese culture will also motivate Japanese people to think about their identity and tradition. About SAMURAI.JP...

2011-03-21 07:12:00

NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A fast-growing independent press dedicated to producing books for global readership, One Peace Books, brings contemporary Japanese literature to American readers. One Peace Books, staring adversity in the face, is determined to not allow the 3% effect dampen their mission to let the world know what young Japanese people are thinking. One Peace Books publishes contemporary books written by modern Japanese authors that do not focus on Japanese...

2010-06-04 10:22:00

FAIRFAX, Va., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensei Enterprises, Inc. is partnering with global e-discovery leader Applied Discovery to offer corporations facing compliance, security and e-discovery challenges relating to social media an in-depth assessment of social media usage, risks, and techniques for limiting the risks. Sensei's President noted, "We've been seeing corporations struggle to produce social media data in electronic discovery and uncertain of how to plan for the collection of...

2009-05-13 08:30:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, May 28, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Japan-America Society of Central Ohio will present a luncheon and seminar entitled, "Japanese Monozukuri Practices for the Automotive Industry: Enhancing Collaboration Between North American and Japanese Enterprises & Sustaining a Culture of Manufacturing Talent." The event, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, from 11:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m., is part of the 2009 U.S.-Japan...

2008-08-31 12:00:23

By Roderick Conway Morris Akires to kame Directed by Takeshi Kitano (Japan) * Reviewed by Roderick Conway Morris * Takeshi Kitano's in-competition latest is excellent in part, but it does not in the end prove entirely satisfactory. The title, drawn from Zeno's paradox, was apparently rather whimsically chosen because the director "thought the words had an interesting sound for a title," according to Kitano's production notes. The film, which is called "Achilles and the...

2005-12-19 21:36:51

By Julian Ryall TOKYO (Hollywood Reporter) - Six decades after being sunk by American warplanes, the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Yamato has just re-created her final journey on cinema screens across Japan. And while the producer's target of 10 million viewers for "Yamato: The Last Battle" is ambitious, an even harder task might be in convincing audiences across the rest of Asia that it is not a work of at least implicit nationalism. "I want this to be more than just a...

2005-09-02 10:27:25

By Clara Ferreira-Marques VENICE (Reuters) - Japanese cult director Takeshi Kitano baffled and enthralled Venice on Friday with the premiere of "Takeshis,"' a surreal send-up of his eclectic career which weaves together the lives of a TV celebrity and his lookalike. The surprise addition to a list of 19 films vying for the Venice Film Festival's top Golden Lion prize is a bewildering jaunt from smoky mah-jong parlors and noodle bars to showdowns between gun-slinging yakuza...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'