Kanda Translates: Morning Musume paving new paths for idols over “three eras”

The following is a translation of Takumi Abe’s article (【知りたい】モーニング娘。は「3つの時代」をこのように闘いながらアイドルの新たな道を切り開いてきた) that originally appeared on Rockin’on, the companion site for ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL, on July 22nd, 2019. (I wanna know!) Morning Musume paved a new path for idols by fighting through “3 eras” At last year’s ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2018, Morning Musume surprised attendees at…

Kanda Translating: “Why a broken-hearted gay man supports Morning Musume”

The following is a translation of this article (失恋したゲイの僕が、それでも「モー娘。」を応援する理由) published on Bunshun Online in September 2018. A short post follows as to why I translated it. As a gay man with a broken heart, why I still support Morning Musume Incomparable explosive qualities and distant lyrics I recently had my heart broken, and it wasn’t…

Kanda Translating (on the side)

A long overdue update to this website! Hopefully I can keep you more updated than I have been. I’ve started translating more formally on this Twitter. Most of it is entertainment news, but I’ve also been trying to explain/translate other areas (which will be made public soon), such as recipes. Some of the bigger projects…