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Tell Your World - Music Video

Someone shared a music video on Google+ and I found it by chance. This song, "Tell Your World", was originally composed for a c...
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Mar 14, 2012 21:50
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My B-Class Gourmet - Canned Broiled Saury

Have you ever eaten canned broiled saury (さんまの蒲焼の缶詰)? When I stay at home alone I often eat it for lunch. It is cheep (about 100 yen) ...
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Mar 13, 2012 23:17
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春だったね - Ambiguous Lyrics of an Old Japanese Song

It was very warm today. Spring has come. While I was walking with my dog, Peter, I suddenly remembered an old Japanese song. I was thinki...
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Mar 12, 2012 23:21
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I renew my sympathy to the victims and to their families. We have received many prayers and many supports from all over the world. We wou...
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Mar 11, 2012 21:16
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Line Job and ライン作業

Yesterday I made corrections on the following entry by Celine and had a little talk about Japanese translations of the word "line jo...
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Mar 10, 2012 22:40
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A Cliche Is a Cliche Is a Cliche

I came across the following web page: http://lsa.dialog.jp/qaboard/qab-show-answers.php?no=482 The page mentioned the book titled &qu...
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Mar 9, 2012 22:30
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Finding Common Phrases With Google

Today I found an entry about a new iPhone App serendipitously (my favorite 15-letter word). The author, who is also the creator of the Ap...
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Mar 8, 2012 22:56
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Jury vs Saiban-in or 12 Angry Men vs 6 Gentle Japanese

Last week I asked about the judicial system in Japan, but I couldn't explain it well. I tried in vain to talk about the differences b...
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Mar 7, 2012 23:44
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A Missing Piece Of The English Education In Japan

Assume that you are going to learn how to play tennis. You will take lessons from the J's tennis school. To become an excellent playe...
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Mar 6, 2012 23:13
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A/The Medium Is A/The Message

About a week ago, I read the following article: Print is Dead! Long Live Print? http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/25/print-is-dead-long-l...
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Mar 5, 2012 22:55
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Why Do I Forget To Write the Word 'That'?

This morning I read an entry written by redshoes: http://lang-8.com/355885/journals/1345689 This entry was about the conjunction &quo...
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Mar 4, 2012 23:45
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My Family's Japanese Doll Festival

Today is Girls' Day or the day of the Japanese Doll Festival called Hina-matsuri (ひな祭り). A family with girls, especially small girls,...
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Mar 3, 2012 21:48
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Chihayafuru

A melody stuck to my mind. It has been replaying over and over in my head since yesterday. It was "Youthful" from "Chihaya...
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Mar 2, 2012 15:38
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Is It True That 1 in 4 Collage Students Do Not Understand the Concept of an Average? (3)

previous entries: (1) http://lang-8.com/11658/journals/1338510 (2) http://lang-8.com/11658/journals/1339465 (3) The true concept of ...
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Mar 1, 2012 16:21
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Is It True That 1 in 4 Collage Students Do Not Understand The Concept Of An Average? (2)

previous entry: http://lang-8.com/11658/journals/1338510 (2) The scoring method The report said that the percentage of correct ans...
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Feb 29, 2012 13:38
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Is It True That 1 in 4 Collage Students Do Not Understand The Concept Of An Average? (1)

A few days ago, a survey result was reported on TVs and newspapers: "1 in 4 college students answer test question on averages inc...
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Feb 28, 2012 23:02
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English As an Official Language: Rakuten's Case Study

Usually I ignore advertising e-mail messages but this morning I accidentally opened such a message and came across to the following artic...
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Feb 27, 2012 17:42
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Japan is the Worst: TOEFL iBT Scores in Asia

Today is Sunday and I had some spare time. So I did a little research on TOEFL scores in Asia. I have heard that the English skills of Ja...
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Feb 26, 2012 20:41
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Screaming on the Dark Side of the Moon

When I was eating late breakfast on Sunday morning I noticed that a familiar melody was playing on the TV in the next room. Wow, it was P...
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Feb 25, 2012 09:28
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Describing Countries by the ODA Loan Figures

Recently I read a book about using English as an official language in Japanese companies: もし御社の公用語が英語になったら http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp...
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Feb 24, 2012 22:30