Category: Research

Picture books for 0-years-old

An insight from a Japanese researcher In this entry, I’ll resort to a viewpoint expressed by Toshiyuki Shiomi, a Japanese author of pediatric literature. Children...

A Research Field Was Born

Today (aug 26th) marks the birthday of my field Children’s Literature Translation Studies. It established itself as a field in 1976 at the 3rd congress...

Children and other talking animals

Have you noticed that picture books and books intended for two-three-year-olds present a child agency as talking animals? Talking animals are a great tool to...

PhDone: Thesis Writing Tips

How I wrote my thesis and felt happy about it This month I’ve submitted my thesis. I was happy and motivated to carry on my...

Warabe uta: what kind of song?

How do you define Warabe uta? A song? What kind of song? Some say it is Japanese folklore. Some claim it is a lullaby. Wikipedia...