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I reviewed 50 journals today. (今日、日記の復習をしました)

I spent five hours reviewing my journals carefully today, as I am in the middle of three consecutive holidays. (今日は3連休の中日だったので、私は5時間かけて日...
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Apr 30, 2011 22:42
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I have been reading an English book on risk management. (リスク管理に関する洋書を読んでいます)

It was a national holiday today in Japan, and I have been reading an English book on risk management which I am in charge of in my compan...
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Apr 29, 2011 21:32
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Asset Self-Assessment (資産自己査定)

Our company, as a financial institution, must implement “Asset Self-Assessment” twice a year, in accordance with the Japanese financial r...
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Apr 28, 2011 20:44
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A starting point to the next step (次のステップに向けたスタート)

This is my 100th journal entry. I began to write journals on lang-8 at the beginning of February, and I remember I was at a loss how to w...
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Apr 26, 2011 20:01
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My son passed the butterfly stroke test. (息子がバタフライのテストに合格しました)

My 6-year-old son began to go to swimming school when he was 4. He has practiced the butterfly stroke for months, but he has had much tro...
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Apr 26, 2011 20:00
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An indirect effect of “speed listening” (高速リスニングの間接的効果)

Two months have passed since I began to exercise “speed listening”. It is usually said that 165 words in English per minute is too fast t...
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Apr 25, 2011 20:19
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Overdone is worse than undone. (過ぎたるは及ばざるが如し)

My physical condition often fluctuates in every spring, especially in April. And as summer approaches, it gets better and better. I think...
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Apr 25, 2011 20:19
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Short Term Target (短期目標)

What I aim for the most now is that I will write the 100th journal entry on lang-8 by the end of April. (私が今最も重視している目標は、4月末までにlang-8で100...
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Apr 24, 2011 22:19
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Quality Time (上質な時間)

It was a really relaxing day today. I woke up at 8:00 this morning (more than 2 hours later than usual), and then I went back to bed unti...
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Apr 24, 2011 17:01
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It has been a hard day. (忙しい一日でした)

I attended the second lesson of a weekly open college today. As I enjoyed the first lessen of it last week, I have been looking forward t...
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Apr 23, 2011 21:30
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An efficient way to increase vocabulary (語彙を増やす効率的な方法)

The Japanese usually use published materials to increase English vocabulary. They are more convenient than ever before. For example, some...
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Apr 22, 2011 21:27
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“a” or “the” ? (“a” それとも “the” ?)

Recently, I really think that it is difficult for the Japanese to use articles correctly in English. (最近、英語で冠詞を正しく使うことは日本人にとって難しいことだとつくづ...
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Apr 21, 2011 20:18
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3,000 hours (3,000時間)

It is often said that the Japanese have to learn about 3,000 hours to acquire practical English skills. (日本人が実践的な英語を習得するのには、約3,000時間が必要と...
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Apr 21, 2011 20:16
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Using Charts for Presentation (プレゼンで図表を使う)

It is an efficient way to make a presentation with various kinds of charts. Fine charts can share information visually and understandably...
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Apr 20, 2011 22:00
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Merits and Demerits of PowerPoint (パワーポイントの功罪)

Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most popular applications for presentation. As for me, I often make conference material with PowerPoin...
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Apr 20, 2011 21:31
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Do you think rating agencies are really necessary for us? (格付機関は本当に必要だと思いますか?)

I heard that S&P, one of the most influential rating agencies, changed the rating outlook of the United States’ government bond negat...
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Apr 20, 2011 21:17
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Effectiveness of web-based learning methods (ウェブをベースとした学習法の効果)

It is true that most Japanese people did not think it necessary to use English in business and daily life until quite recently. However, ...
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Apr 19, 2011 20:20
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Importance of Basic Training (基本練習の重要性)

The more I learn English, the more I find the important of basic training. My basic English trainings are as follows: (私は英語を学べば学ぶほど、基本練習...
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Apr 18, 2011 22:31
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Solvency Margin Stress Test (ソルベンシーマージンストレステスト)

Solvency Margin ratio is one of the most important indicators which show life insurance company’s ability to pay insurance. (ソルベンシーマージン比...
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Apr 18, 2011 21:15
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Car Sharing (カーシェアリング)

I bought my house (a condominium) last year. Real estate agents told me that it was the first condominium which was introduced a car shar...
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Apr 17, 2011 17:31