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I found a Japanese book but don't read the language, so I registered it and hope to release it soon.

Can someone please direct me to another registered Japanese book that has a journal entry from which I can copy/paste a brief "welcome" text about Bookcrossing?

 

Hello,okyrhoe!
How did you obtain 『1Q84』?I can not understand English well.
Can you send this book to Japan?I live in KOBE.I think it is best way BC book written by japanese will release inJapan.

I read your journal of 『1Q84』.You write journal by Chinese. Can you speak and write Chinese?

 

imuzak12 4 yrs ago
Mine is...
It is not so short, but this is what I used the last time.


この本は世界中を旅をしています。ブッククロッシングは、本を旅立たせた後、新しい読者の記録を通してその旅路を追って楽しむサイトです。まずは、この本を手に取った事を記録に残してもらえると嬉しいです。読後は短くてもいいから思った事を書いて頂くと、前の本の持ち主(達)にも記録のお知らせが届きます。読み終わった本は、どこかにリリース(置いてくる)か友達などに渡して、またこの本を旅立たせてください。旅立たせた時は、リリース記録を書いてください。今すぐは別れが惜しい、という場合は持っていていただいても構いません。

ブッククロッシング会員にならなくても記録は書けますが、将来この本がどこを旅していくのか知りたい場合は、会員登録することによって記録のお知らせを受け取る事ができます。


The similar message is written here http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11891749 in English.

If you want to use much shorter version, here are some:

Welcome to BookCrossing.
ようこそ、ブッククロッシングへ
This book is traveling.
この本は旅をしています。
If you love a book, set it free.
かわいい本には旅をさせよう。
Make the world a library.
世界中を図書館に。

 

I just took a peak at your bookshelf, okyrhoe, and noticed that your Murakami's book description was written in Chinese, not Japanese. Then I wonder if your copy was in Chinese language, not Japanese...

If this is your copy, then it is written in Chinese.
ISBN-10: 9571351008 Publisher:時報文化出版企業有限公司
http://www.amazon.co.jp/---/9571351008

Japanese copy is published by 新潮社 (Shichosha).

 

okyrhoe 4 yrs ago
RE: Chinese
Thanks for noticing this!

I copy/pasted the description text from what I thought was a Japanese edition. I will remove/replace the text.
Obviously I am not familiar with either JP or CN languages!

Can someone take a closer look at the image of the book's cover and tell me what language my copy of the book is written in?
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12453919 and click on the cover image to enlarge it.

 

It looks like Chinese one to me... The cover looks very similar to these.
http://www.amazon.co.jp/---/9571351008 
Above books are in Chinese language, 中国語.

And, these are in Japanese language, 日本語.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9937835/
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11164510 (This one is Book 1, #2)

Please look closely your book cover, the red box on the bottom left corner.
I think you can see "時報文化出版", which is Chinese publisher, there.
Murakami's Japanese publisher is "新潮社" (Shichosha). The publisher name, "新潮", should show on the book spine if it is Japanese one, I think.

 

okyrhoe 4 yrs ago
RE: Chinese
Chinese it is!

Sorry for my haste in assuming it was a Japanese edition. When I found the book I assumed it would be in the language of the author, which I recognized.

 

 

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