Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Japanese Reading This Summer - 1

In addition to struggling with my family matter and job offer matter, I went to book shops in Tokyo almost every day, this summer while we were in Japan. Being a Japanese living in the US for more than 10 years now, I some times miss readings in Japanese.

Do you like reading? Don't you have any book in mind for a long time, but have not read, yet? Isn't there any book half finished reading, but stopped. How about this fall to go back to reading of your kind.

In Japan, I planned to buy these books of "Kanetsugu Naoe" the general who had love for his fighting spirit. I introduced him in this blog, too, in several articles.

This general interested me in many ways. #1. He is from same home town where my parent is from. #2. Despite of the above, despite of the fact that I like my parent home town's history, I did not know much about him. #3. I learned that he was the key person who saved his clan to survive.

Starting to read, it was so good reading that I finished all 3 books in about 4 days. Some parts are going to be duplicated with my previous post about this general, I know. But I would like to introduce this reading once again. Because I thought this general is one of the Japanese who should be known to the world.

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Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

What a great place to learn more. We need more good examples of good people. Can not wait to learn more.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Shaw said...

Dan & Deanna,

Thank you for your comment. I will explain more about this general later. This time as details as possible including episode telling what kind of person he was.

Thanks again!
Shaw Funami
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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. yes loads of books floating around the house - some get back into the book shelves, others are in piles I regret to say .. one day.

I've started using my ipod or iphone to download some books and podcasts - so I can listen to those as I sit by my mother's bedside, or walk down the hill - I expect to do more of this in the future. Mum likes me to with her at her bedside .. even if we don't talk.

Your General was a very interesting character with some good moral message to pass on to future generations ..

I'm so pleased you had some time to relax and enjoy his stories -
Hilary Melton-Butcher
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Shaw said...

Dear Hilary,

Thank you for your comment. I have not done that, but it looks to be smart way to use iPhone or iPod to download books. I will try that.

These articles are based on what I wrote in Japanese. But I found direct translation does not do the work to explain about the book and general, I will do my best to convey the general's spirit in English.

Thank you for your comment.
Shaw Funami,
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