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[Diary] Tiger woman With native lang

When I was browsing an English grammar book at some bookstore the other day, strange example sentences jumped out at me. There were three...
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Oct 8, 2019 15:08
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[Short essay] Is space exploration worth the cost?

Space development has been one of the most fascinating science technology fields in human history. It supposedly involves tremendous cost...
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Oct 7, 2019 11:48
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[Short essay] Agree or disagree: Infectious diseases will become a bigger problem in the coming decades

There has been growing attention to infectious diseases through our recent experiences in the outbreak of certain pandemic diseases. I b...
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Jun 24, 2019 13:19
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[Short essay] Do the benefits of free trade outweigh the disadvantages?

There have been a lot of discussions and debates about the effects of free trade on the economy. I strongly believe that its disadvantag...
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Mar 22, 2019 12:55
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[Short speech] Is it good to sleep in a bra at night?

Some people wear a bra when they sleep at night and others don't. I believe that wearing a bra while you sleep at night is not good ...
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Feb 24, 2019 23:26
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[Short essay] Should cloning research be promoted, or should it be discontinued?

The last decade saw a dramatic advancement of biotechnology. While some of them have already been justified and applied to industry, the...
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Dec 4, 2018 20:19
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[Short essay] Has a university degree in the humanities lost its relevance in today's world?

Today, universities have various faculties and offer a wide variety of educations to the students. Some argue that the university degree...
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Nov 5, 2018 22:28
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[Translation of Blog] Miracle

I read a very touching blog entry of one of the most famous Japanese comedians, today. So, I decided to translate it into English. This...
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Oct 1, 2018 20:20
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[Tradition] What will you see in "Hatsuyume"? With native lang

[Tradition] What will you see in "Hatsuyume"? In Japan, there is a traditional custom to tell one's fortune for new year...
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Jan 1, 2015 23:27
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[Diary] "Done" and "Cancel" button With native lang

On the last weekend, I went a hairdresser's to have my hair cut. Actually, my hair was quite long, and the hairdresser who usually cu...
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Dec 14, 2014 13:06
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[Expression] おえー! With native lang

There is an useful(?) Japanese expression 「おえー!」. It is actually an onomatopoeia of vomiting. It may sound a little childish but is o...
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Nov 15, 2014 16:37
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[Quiz for Japanese learners] 「そう」をつけると意味が変わる形容詞はなーんだ? With native lang

There are many Japanese adjectives ending with ”い". "おいしい (delicious)", "たのしい (enjoyable)", "むずかしい (diffic...
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Nov 9, 2014 14:14
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[Short speech] How is the Internet changing our lives

Today, the Internet is closely related to our lives. Its introduction has changed our way of living. I believe its advantages outweigh i...
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Nov 4, 2014 15:49
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[Dictation] Julia Florida With native lang

One of my favorite composer is Augustine Barrios Mangore from Paraguai. He wrote many beautiful tunes, and I think "Julia Florida&q...
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Oct 15, 2014 22:56
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[Diary] Total lunar eclipse With native lang

Today, we had a total lunar eclipse around 20:00 in Japan. It was able to be observed quite clearly from Tokyo although there were some ...
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Oct 8, 2014 22:16
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[Short essay] Does the mass media have a beneficial effect on society? With native lang

Not a single day passes without contacting the mass media. They closely related to our daily lives. I believe they have a beneficial ef...
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Oct 5, 2014 02:28
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[Short essay] Ways to make Japan a better place for families

Japan is considered to have been providing an expected level of support to family lives as one of the most developed countries. However,...
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Oct 4, 2014 07:34
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[Short essay] Agree or disagree : Our modern life style is unsustainable

Especially in the last century, our life style has dramatically changed. Our current modern lifestyle requires tremendous natural resour...
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Sep 23, 2014 15:46
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[Short essay] "The advantages and disadvantages of self-employment"

In the current decline of Japan’s economy, a growing number of university graduates started to consider self-employment rather than seeki...
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Sep 21, 2014 19:53
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[Expression] 粉をかける With native lang

There is the old Japanese expression 「粉をかける」. It means "hit on" or ”try to pick up". It is an obsolete expression and we...
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Sep 18, 2014 11:42