Me British, baby Japanese?

With Mami four months pregnant, we have been thinking about which nationality our child should be. It’s really not a hard decision to choose Japanese as Peanut‘s nationality since he or she will be born and raised in Japan and take Mami’s family name. However, I’ve just been reading about birth registration on the British Embassy’s website and they point out that… Under Japanese Nationality Law at the age of […]

Computer Translation

One of my students wanted to write an English translation  of an interview she found in a magazine, and not an easy one at that. Her final translation came to seven pages, and she asked me to check it. “Sure, no problem, let me have a look” I agreed. Although this student’s English level is pretty high, when it came to translation, she threw her conversational ability out the window and reverted […]