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The Tatami Galaxy, Dark Horizon, and getting real with the English language

The Tatami Galaxy, Dark Horizon, and getting real with the English language

When I fall into despair over my poor Japanese skills, I’m buoyed by the realization that I speak English fluently, no small feet for many in the world, and a major feat for the Japanese, some would say. Several months ago, Hirata-san joined me and some coworkers for lunch. He told me, in a stilted and nervous voice, that he … Continue reading

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