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You may find something serious or get something expensive during the New Year holidays.

Yesterday, flights and Shinkansen (bullet trains) were overcrowded with people going back to their hometowns during the New Year holidays...
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Dec 31, 2010 04:29 japan situation
Snoopy

Now is when I realize most in the year that I'm Japanese.

In Japan, the last few days of the year is the most hectic in the year. People often say that don't carry over things that you should...
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Dec 30, 2010 02:45 japan situation
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Do calendars play a certain role on business? Calenders are things to be given in Japan.

There are only a few days left this year. Companies other than service ones got closed for the New Year holidays yesterday. The last busi...
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Dec 29, 2010 02:02 japan situation
Snoopy

This is Christmas in Japan !!

When I was a little girl, Christmas was the day when Santa Claus came to my house to give me a gift. When I woke up on the day, I found t...
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Dec 26, 2010 02:11 japan situation
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Are Christmas gifts replacing traditional gifts sent in December in Japan?

In the West, in December, speaking of gifts, people usually think of Christmas gifts. In Japan, people, especially the youth and those wi...
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Dec 25, 2010 02:27 japan situation
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"I love you" versus "愛しているよ"

As I said in my previous entry, in Japan, Christmas is mainly for young couples and children. Many young couples want to spend a romantic...
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Dec 21, 2010 03:04 japan situation
Snoopy

Christmas is a good excuse for people tired of pinching pennies.

Have you recently been busy preparing for Christmas or are you already on holiday ? As I talked on Lang-8 last December, in Japan, Chri...
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Dec 20, 2010 02:16 japan situation
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Could you help me out? What are differences ?

One of the most difficult parts to learn is the usage of "would". I've been struggling to get a feeling about "would&q...
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Dec 16, 2010 13:11 questions
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Did a high school girl help Peter Ferdinand Drucker become more popular in Japan?

In Japan, after school, junior and senior high school students can join in club activities which their schools offer, although there is a...
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Dec 15, 2010 01:40 japan situation
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This year, hot weather and China have made a major impact on Japanese people--One Kanji describing the Japan of 2010

In Japan, December is traditionally the time to look back to the year. There are some events relating to this tradition. One of them is o...
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Dec 12, 2010 01:42 japan situation
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Are Japanese wives too forgiving of their husbands' love affairs ??

I often hear foreigners living in Japan saying that they can't totally understand the attitudes of Japanese wives toward their husban...
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Dec 10, 2010 02:52 japan situation
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Have you heard of Manzai/漫才? --The top 10 words describing the Japan of 2010:final

Recently, I've been writing about the top 10 winners of the 2010 new words and buzzwords contest on Lang-8 (If you are interested in ...
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Dec 9, 2010 02:38 japan situation
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The top 10 words describing the Japan of 2010--part:4 無縁社会/ society where people hardly care about others

In this entry, I'll talk about 「無縁社会/munen-syakai」which was ranked in the top 10 in the 2010 new words and buzzwords contest. The res...
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Dec 8, 2010 01:53 japan situation
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The top 10 words describing the Japan of 2010--part3: 脱小沢/ 食べるラー油/ ~なう

For the past few days, on lang-8, I have been talking about the top 10 winners of the 2010 new words and buzzwords contest which were ann...
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Dec 6, 2010 01:55 japan situation
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The top 10 words describing the Japan of 2010--part2:いい質問ですねぇ/ イクメン/AKB48/女子会

A few days ago, the top 10 winners of the 2010 new words and buzzwords contest were announced(*1). In my previous entry, I talked about t...
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Dec 5, 2010 02:25 japan situation
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The top 10 words describing the Japan of 2010--part1:ゲゲゲの~/ge ge ge no......

A few days ago, the top 10 winners of the 2010 new words and buzzwords contest were announced(*1). As I mentioned in my previous entry(*2...
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Dec 4, 2010 02:32 japan situation
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The buzzwords and new words of the year contest in Japan

Every year around this time, the top 10 winners of the buzzwords and new words of the year contest are announced. The result is widely re...
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Dec 3, 2010 01:20 japan situation
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The god of the toilet/ トイレの神様 -- A popular song in Japan

In Japan, the song tittled トイレの神様/ the god of the toilet has been popular. I've heard that this song was broadcast on the radio in Fe...
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Dec 2, 2010 02:39 japan situation
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A K-pop boom in Japan

As I wrote in my previous entry(*1), South Korean companies have been recently drawing more attention in Japan. TV news shows often repor...
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Dec 1, 2010 02:44 japan situation