Date: 02/09/2021 - 02/09/2021
Time: 07:00 PM
The goal of the USJETAA Japanese Reading Group is to help advanced beginner and intermediate level students improve their reading skills. Each month we will look at a short reading from Aozora Bunko, a repository of public domain literature. Participants should attempt to do the reading on their own and come to the meeting with any questions. We will spend the meeting each month reading the assignment sentence by sentence to understand how the Japanese is working.
The meeting can be accessed here:
In February, we'll be reading the first "night" of Natsume Soseki's "Ten Nights Dreaming" (夢十夜). Soseki is one of Japan's literary godfathers and is widely considered one of the most important modern writers. His well known novels include "Kokoro" and "I Am a Cat." "Ten Nights Dreaming" is a set of 10 surreal short stories, which has had several translations, including one from JET alum Matt Treyvaud. We'll read just the first night here: https://www.aozora.gr.jp/cards/000148/files/799_14972.html