Kendall Manlove

For Kendall Manlove's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jun 24, 2008

Building bridges across continents and cultures

Twelve Japanese elementary-school students gathered at Yoyogi Elementary School in central Tokyo on Saturday, May 10, to play games, cooperate with and learn a little about a similar group of students at an elementary school in Seoul, South Korea via Webcam on the Internet. They ...

Feb 26, 2008

Get into electronic touch with kanji

'A lot of squinting and counting.' That is how Dries Durnez, a Belgian graduate student at Doshisha University in Kyoto remembers how he used to look up kanji, those intricate Chinese-based characters that make up a sizable chunk of the Japanese syllabary. "I'd count 12, ...

Sep 18, 2007

Lang-8 puts networking onto a linguistic level

W ith the current enthusiasm for online networking sites reaching a fever pitch with people flocking to MySpace and, recently, Facebook by the millions — not to mention mixi, which has 8 million users in Japan — it was only a matter of time ...

Mar 27, 2007

Sakura songs home in on the reassuringly familiar

It is late March, and the crowds are about to descend in droves on the parks and gardens for hanami, or cherry-blossom viewing. Sakura (cherry blossom) is also all over the air waves. Tune in, for example, to the music channels MTV Japan or Space ...