1. The Nambanjin Nikki: Japanese studies blog. (feed)

  2. Letras, fortnightly: A bi-weekly email newsletter, mostly about linguistics & literature. (feed)

  3. Found Distractions: Microblog: Book quotes, link sharing, pictures. (feed)


  1. Some words for red

  2. Cemitério de trabalhos da graduação (Portuguese)

  3. The story of a Pocket Monster Hunter: Pokémon/Monster Hunter crossover fanfic (ongoing)

Software & data

  1. Kanjigen: Tool for comparative kanji historical analysis (aka “kanji etymology”)

  2. Myougiden: A colourful Linux command-line Japanese dictionary (in beta forever)

  3. List of standard shinjitai kanji characters (extracted from Jōyō Kanji Hyō PDF)

  4. Various data on the predictive power of phonetic components in Japanese kanji

  5. Japanese word frequency lists (a Mecab analysis of the full text of the Japanese Wikipedia as of 2015-04-22):

    1. Sample of the top 10,000 lemmas (non-inflected words), readable webpage

    2. Full table of lemma frequency, TSV file

    3. Full table counting inflected word forms


Leonardo Boiko
This namakajiri.net is the website of Leonardo F.S. Boiko, a Brazilian grad student who enjoys orientalism, linguistics, literature, and nonspecific dabbling.