Originally posted by Peter Goldsbury
Finally, Jun, which Japanese dictionary do you use? I use the Kojien (Iwanami Shoten) and Sanseido's Daijirin. The above Japanese-English dictionaries are usually insufficient.
Frankly, I'm kind of embarrassed to say that I don't have any Japanese-English dictionaries (outside of the (old) Nelson's character dictionary). I have a few Japanase-Japanese dictionaries that I've either just picked up without much thought or bought at a secondhand store -- nothing special, really...
However, I'll certainly take a look at the ones you mentioned if/when I need one! I'll probably be stopping by a Kinokuniya or somesuch place when I'm in Japan in a few weeks; I may use that opportunity to pick one up...