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Can three-dollar beef-on-rice bowls catch the hearts of single men making a lunch box by themselves?

In Japan, people keep a tight hold on their purse stings due to the prolonged economic stagnation. According to the news, many businessme...
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Jul 31, 2010 01:04 japan situation
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Wrapping skills

In the last three entries, I wrote about Japanese hospitality that is referred to as おもてなしの心 in Japanese. The word おもてなし made me think of...
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Jul 30, 2010 01:39 japan situation
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This is Japanese and universal hospitality

The Japanese company usually educates their employees on Japanese hospitality, and always puts much value on an idea that you should thin...
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Jul 29, 2010 01:54 japan situation
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Japanese hospitality can annoy you

When I was a university student, I would give school kids private lessons to make money. I usually went to his/her house and gave him/her...
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Jul 28, 2010 01:31 japan situation
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Is Japanese hospitality great or annoying??

Japan is known for offering good customer service at shops etc. As a matter of fact, I often hear that foreign tourists are surprised to ...
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Jul 27, 2010 03:24 japan situation
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Awkward women at BBQ parties

In the Tokyo area, BBQ parties at BBQ sites have become more popular. This might be because people can have a good time with their famili...
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Jul 26, 2010 01:21 japan situation
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Women always pay attention to women in Japan

Some female friends and colleagues of mine like to examine women around them. They always check the women's figures, makeups, outfits...
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Jul 24, 2010 04:13 japan situation
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Does the phrase "More Sale" sound natural to you??

Summer sales in Japan are going to end in a week. Now, many shops offer further discounts. Recently, I've noticed that posters with a...
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Jul 23, 2010 02:58
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People from Kyushu/九州 are open-minded

In my previous entry ( http://lang-8.com/33465/journals/556184 ), I said that many people from Yamaguchi Prefecture/山口県 played important ...
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Jul 17, 2010 02:08 japan situation
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Could people from Yamaguchi Prefecture save Japan?

In Japan, more people lately have interest in Japanese history, especially the late Edo Period. This might be in part because by examinin...
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Jul 16, 2010 02:21 situation japan
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A woman being able to pronounce any foreign languages properly without trouble

When I was a girl, an American neighbor started having English classes at home. My mother urged me to take the classes, but I never nodde...
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Jul 15, 2010 01:58 languages
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Interesting and impressive phrases coined instantly

When I watch live matches, phrases used by television play-by-play announcers often catch my attention. When the matches of the last FIFA...
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Jul 14, 2010 05:37
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How much attention do you pay to attracting people?

A year after I started working many years ago, our project team had a competition for advertisement agencies. Our team requested them to ...
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Jul 13, 2010 02:38
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Yesterday was a big day. The final match, the election and the Sumo Tournament

Yesterday, on the 11st of July, the public in Japan paid considerable attention to three events. As you might guess, one of the events wa...
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Jul 12, 2010 09:26 japan situation
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大阪人,东京人

我在广州和香港生活的时候,我都发现关西人(来自大阪、京都等的日本人)最容易地能适应当地的生活习惯和环境。事实上,因生活愉快而留在这儿的日本人大部分都是关西人。在广州,来自关西地方的女性比较容易地买到他们喜欢的衣服。从中国回国后,每次我到大阪去,大阪人的行为、想法和习惯都就让...
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Jul 9, 2010 17:48
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I live in Tokyo, but I feel as if I were in Hong Kong or Malaysia

When I lived in Hong Kong, I suffered from very high humidity. Non-local people would often say that they felt as if they had been inside...
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Jul 8, 2010 00:50 japan situation
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The common adjective "good" is missing from wishes--The tanabata Star Festival

Today, the 7th of July, is the Tanabata Star Festival /七夕祭り. Even though it's a tradition, apart from families with small children, p...
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Jul 7, 2010 01:36 japan situation tradition
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Korean actors fascinating Japanese women

When I visited my parents' house about five years ago, I was surprised to find a mug on which a picture of a popular Korean actor nam...
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Jul 6, 2010 02:16 Japan situation
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Official-English movement

About a week ago, UNIQLO, which is a well-known Japan's leading clothing retail chain, announced that it would adapt English as its o...
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Jul 5, 2010 01:45 Japan situation
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Again, the so-called polite speech is the standard Japanese language

I've realized that some learners of the Japanese language on Lang-8 assume that the casual speech that you can often hear in Japanese...
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Jul 2, 2010 00:39 Japanese languages