Note: currently on hold due my upcoming exams. Priorities!
In order to up my Japanese pronunciation and become more fluent in Japanese text recitation, I’ve started somewhat of a new hobby: vlogging in Japanese. I’ll (hopefully) publish weekly videos of myself narrating a newly posted news article published on one of the mainstream Japanese newspaper websites, using a classic streaming-style set-up so any potential viewer can read along.
If time permits, I’ve found it a fun exercise to try and translate the article as well as create subtitles (maybe I should try fan-subbing some anime or drama one of these days, if I ever find the time, that is~).
As this will become a weekly thing I won’t be posting new blog-articles for every single video I do, but feel free to follow me on twitter or subscribe to my YT channel. For now it’s limited to these narrations and (wip) music, but actually I’ve always wanted to do actual vlogging and/or podcasts so that should happen one day, probably when I’m studying abroad.
This Mainichi Shimbun article is another one related to JR. A guy tried to push two people of train platforms in Osaka and is now wanted for double attempted homicide. The original article can be found on Mainichi Shimbun (線路に６３歳女性突き落とす 男逃走 大阪). As usual I’ve included English subtitles. (22/11/16)
This week’s article is on a small accident on the JR Yamata line caused by a overheated cellphone charger. The original article can be found on Mainichi Shimbun (ＪＲ山手線 車内で携帯充電器が発煙). As usual I’ve included English subtitles. (22/11/16)
Due the Brussels Japanese Speech Contest this weekend I didn’t record any news articles, but instead uploaded a recording of my speech entry. I’ve posted the original speech in Japanese, as well as an English translation on these blogs: Japanese & English! (27/11/16)
This one’s an article on a possible treatment to PTSD. The original article can be found on Asahi Shimbun (恐怖の記憶、書き換える技術開発 ＰＴＳＤ治療に効果か). As usual I’ve included English subtitles. (22/11/16)
This time I’m reading a Nikkei article on Trump’s first public interview since his election as President of the USA. The original article can be found on Sankei News (トランプ氏、
My fourth reading is on a Toyota press-release regarding its policy on electrical vehicles. The original article can be found on Sankei News (トヨタ、
This week’s newspaper article is a report on the pre-Halloween festivities around the shopping districts in Shibuya, Tokyo. The original article can be found on Sankei News (「安倍マリオ」効果か？ スーパーマリオ仮装売れ行き好調 週末の
My second vlog is a bit more light-hearted and covers the history of the famous Kumamoto Prefecture character Kumamon, again covered in an Asahi Shimbun article: くまモン、やせていた「過去」 失敗糧にキャラ再設定. Subtitles are available in CC. (23/10/16)
My first vlog is on the ブラック