This WordPress site is the new home for my former website.

The “reading Japanese” blog portion is an on-going experiment for my advanced reading class at the University of Washington. I am not a linguist, so please forgive any infelicities in my linguistical analyses. In fact, better yet, please write a comment and correct them!

Although everyone is welcome to learn from/contribute to this conversation, please not that I reserve all legal rights to these materials, which should not be treated as final, formal statements on these issues.  Please contact me before citing or reproducing this material in any way.

Image: Rua Galvão Bueno, Liberdade, São Paulo, Brazil, 1970s (Edson Komiya, photographer) Acervo do Museu Histórico da Imigração Japonesa no Brasil