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Caught a cold

Today I had presentations of my undergraduate students. The presentations are something like graduation thesis defenses. My students gave...
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Jan 31, 2012 22:53
tatsuya

Contrary nations: the US and Japan

As it is well known, a first name comes last and a last name comes first in Japanese. For example, '三宅一生 (Miyake Issey)' becomes ...
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Jan 30, 2012 22:47
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Can cheap tablets change the world?

Yesterday's teacher of my English lesson was a new teacher. I introduced myself to her and then she did. She said that her major at c...
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Jan 29, 2012 21:47
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Religion in Japan

When I met my brother on this new year's day he lent me a DVD. It was an old science fiction movie "Contact" (1997) and I w...
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Jan 28, 2012 23:14
tatsuya

'Nihonga (日本画)' is not 'Japanese painting'

My daughter is studying Nihonga (日本画). I talked about it to my online English teachers but no one knows Nihonga. Even Japanese people don...
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Jan 27, 2012 22:08
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Lottery Scholarship

Today I took an online English lesson. The teacher and I talked about our children. He said his children are in the US and they received ...
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Jan 26, 2012 21:09
tatsuya

"After midnight" or "after the midnight"

The day before yesterday I wrote the following entry: http://lang-8.com/11658/journals/1280550/Rain-changed-into-snow Thankfully Ay...
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Jan 25, 2012 22:49
tatsuya

Kei Nishikori reached Australian Open quarter-final

I play tennis once in a while so I've been rooting for Kei Nishikori since he won the Delray Beach tournament in 2008. Yesterday he b...
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Jan 24, 2012 15:11
tatsuya

Rain changed into snow

Tonight, I drove to pick up my kid. When I left home it was raining but the rain gradually changed into snow. Snow became stronger and st...
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Jan 23, 2012 21:31
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Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut

"Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut" has been released recently. This is a very interesting 'crowdsourced' video that was ...
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Jan 22, 2012 16:23
tatsuya

The world in 2050 (2)

After writing yesterday's entry I wanted to read the original report from HSBC. So I searched the web but I couldn't find it. Ins...
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Jan 21, 2012 15:34
tatsuya

The world in 2050

I read a CNN article about the world in 2050: http://business.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/12/worlds-top-economies-in-2050-will-be/ It said ...
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Jan 20, 2012 11:01
tatsuya

Adios FarmViile!

According to my old tweet I started FarmVille on September 10, 2009. It was about two and half years ago. At that time I heard that many ...
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Jan 19, 2012 12:40
tatsuya

Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse and RE-MENT

I found very interesting photos by Carrie M. Becker. http://carriembecker.me/ She made some miniature doll houses with full of garbag...
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Jan 18, 2012 21:43
tatsuya

Bird died

Last night my daughter's bird died suddenly. All of my family are in great sorrow. The bird is a white little Java sparrow. http:...
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Jan 17, 2012 09:01
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When was MANGA accepted widely?

I wrote an entry about Sailor Moon comic books in the US yesterday. http://lang-8.com/11658/journals/1268512/Sailor-Moon-in-US Tamlan...
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Jan 16, 2012 08:51
tatsuya

Sailor Moon in US

I read an interesting article about "Sailor Moon" comic books in US: 北米のマンガ事情第10回 『セーラームーン』が北米でなぜ今売れているのか。 http://www.anime...
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Jan 15, 2012 17:28
tatsuya

The National Center Test for University Admissions

The National Center Test for University Admissions was held today. More than half million applicants took the exam. I was a proctor an...
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Jan 14, 2012 22:56
tatsuya

Today's walk with my dog.

It is a beautiful day today. So I went for a walk with my dog Peter. I went to a park near my house. Usually there are few people in the ...
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Jan 13, 2012 12:05
tatsuya

2012-01-12

My wife sent a postcard to a tennis magazine and it was luckily chosen by lottery. She won a down jacket and she has just received it tod...
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Jan 12, 2012 18:20