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ventnai  Identity Verified
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Apr 11, 2010

Hi everybody

I am visiting Tokyo for a fortnight at the end of this month and wondered if anybody would like to meet up for a drink or something to give me an insight into Tokyo, Japan and its culture. I would also be grateful for any tips on things to do which are not in guidebooks and maybe off the beaten track.

Thanks and hope to hear from someoneicon_smile.gif

Regards

Ian


 

Nobuo Kameyama  Identity Verified
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Welcome to Japan! Apr 11, 2010

Hola Ian, come esta!

First things I suggest you click the following url.
http://www.japan-guide.com/

If you are interested in "a bit” old town in Japan, why don't you visit "Showa Retro" district in Ohme city, about 50 km away from downtown Tokyo. Showa (enlightened peace) is the name of an era and the era began the day Hirohito became Emperor in 1926. Now the following web pages will show you some parts of Showa era....
http://www.maboroshi-ch.com/rep/wal_01.htm
http://www.maboroshi-ch.com/rep/wal_02.htm
http://www.maboroshi-ch.com/rep/wal_03.htm
http://www.maboroshi-ch.com/rep/wal_04.htm
http://www.maboroshi-ch.com/rep/wal_05.htm
http://www.maboroshi-ch.com/rep/wal_06.htm

Wanna go back further? Why don't you visit Kawagoe city then? Please access the following website.
http://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/

Or you want to go back even further? Then you can visit Yoshimi-hyakketsu, Higashi-matsuyama-shi, Saitama-ken.
http://nipponsanpo.fc2web.com/sanpo/sanpo20030419.html
Mr. Toyokazu Watanabe believes that Persian (Iran) people, who came all the way from Iran imitated their ruler's graves located in one of the suburban areas of Achaemenid holy capital, Persepolis. I tell you that you will not be able to find these similar graves in Korea and China.

Hope you will have a wonderful trip to Japan!


 

KARIS ISABELLA DAVOGLIO  Identity Verified
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thanx! Apr 12, 2010

Nobuo san,

while thumbing through proz.com forum topics I stepped into yours and marked a few links you've provided as I will be staying in Tokyo this upcoming july and august.

So thank you for your help (while helping Ian)icon_smile.gif)

よろしくおねがいします!
Karis Isabella D.


 

KARIS ISABELLA DAVOGLIO  Identity Verified
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ps-if visiting italy Apr 12, 2010

ps.
should you need any hints while visiting Italy pls go ahead and ask. I wil be very glad to helpicon_wink.gif
Karis Isabella


 

Nobuo Kameyama  Identity Verified
Japan
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Imperial poetry Apr 12, 2010

Hello Karis, it sounds great that you are also coming to Japan this summer.

Suppose you would like to know the soul of Japan, you can read Empress Michiko’s work “Se-oto.” Both French and Japanese books are available now.

French
Sé-oto, Le chant du gué / de l'imperatrice Michiko du Japon ; traduction, notes, chronologie, bibliographie et postface, Tadao Takemoto ; traduction des waka en collaboration avec Olivier Germain-Thomas. -- Paris : Editions Signatura, 2006. -- 127 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN 2915369062
http://www.amazon.fr/Sé-oto-chant-Impératrice-Michiko-Japon/dp/2915369062

Japanese
『皇后宮美智子さま 祈りの御歌』 (竹本忠雄著 扶桑社)
http://www.amazon.co.jp/皇后宮美智子さま-祈りの御歌-竹本-忠雄/dp/459405658X

I understand that you are Japanese-Italian translator then I am happy to let you know one of my articles about a book titled “天皇霊性の時代” or “The age of Emperor’s Spirituality” by Tadao Takemoto, one of the translators of “Sé-oto, Le chant du gué .”
http://pro.cocolog-tcom.com/edu/2010/01/post-1d2b.html

I showed one of my fellow Canadian translators around the Imperial Palace last July and he told me that he enjoyed himself very much so if you would like to see the Palace, I am happy to show you around if I am available.

One of my Italian translation agencies invited me to visit Italy last summer. Unfortunately, I could not make it. Italy, Spain and Argentina are the three counties I would like to visit the second most! Because I am a godfather of one of my Argentina friends’ daughter. My friend’s grandfather came from Italy while her grandmother came from Spain…. That is why these three countries are the second most countries I would like to visit. The country I want to visit the most? Egypt. I am very much interested in ancient Egypt and some pieces of papyruses which were supposed to be found together with the mask of Tutankha or Tutankhamen. (They denied officially the papyruses But I know they did not and could not tell the truth)


 

ventnai  Identity Verified
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Thanks Apr 23, 2010

Hi Nobuo

Muy bien gracias.

Thanks for your reply. I thought I had posted my thanks a while ago but it appears not to have been published. Sorry about that!

Your links are very useful. I especially like the look of Kawagoe, so I'll be sure to go there. I hadn't heard of it before. I'll be leaving for Tokyo on Monday. I can't waiticon_smile.gif


Ian


 

Nobuo Kameyama  Identity Verified
Japan
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English to Japanese
Enjoy your stay in Tokyo! Apr 29, 2010

Hi Ian,

Are you still in Japan...? I would like to show you some "secret" sightseeing spots, however, I don't have time because my job keeps me quite busy.....;-

OK, please enjoy your stay in Japan!

Cheers!

[Edited at 2010-04-29 10:48 GMT]


 

ventnai  Identity Verified
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Still in Tokyo Apr 30, 2010

Not to worry, Nobuo. There's plenty to see. Thanks again

 


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