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People making a respectable showing in foreign countries

A few days ago, a Japanese baseball player in Seattle Mariners, Ichiro, reached 200 hits for 10th straight years. Immediately after he hi...
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Sep 30, 2010 03:24 japan situation
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The political conflict between Japan and China made Japanese people realize a lot

In Japan, recently, the news has been filled with the political conflict between Japan and China over the vessel accident that occurred n...
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Sep 28, 2010 02:38 japan situation
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Younger people trying to revitalize their hometowns--the 5th contest for grade-B local dishes

As I mentioned in my previous entry ( http://lang-8.com/33465/journals/630014/ ), some younger people are doing something in order to rev...
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Sep 23, 2010 02:14 japan situation
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Young Japanese people tend to remain in their hometowns

In Japan, up until two decades ago, many young people were fascinated by large cities. They were willing to study or work there. In fact,...
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Sep 22, 2010 02:14 japan situation
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A very impressive 102-year-old woman !!

In Japan, yesterday was the Respect for Senior Citizen Day /敬老の日, so some senior citizens were reported in the news. A 102-year-old woman...
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Sep 21, 2010 02:19 japan situation
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A few months are long enough for that area to change

The day before yesterday, I went to Omotesando/表参道 in Tokyo, which is well-known for the area where many shops offer designer-brand, outr...
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Sep 20, 2010 03:19 japan situation
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Japanese women being like men/ オス化女子

Have you heard of the Japanese phrase 草食系男子/sousyoku-kei-danshi? When I first talked about the coined phrase on Lang-8 more than a year a...
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Sep 18, 2010 02:18 japan situation
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No more power games!!

Our Prime Minister named Naoto Kan/菅直人 managed to survive the political fuss created by a power-broker named Ichiro Ozawa /小沢一郎 and avert...
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Sep 17, 2010 01:58 japan situation politics
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If women start being fascinated only by men younger than they are.....

What makes you realize that you are no longer young? What behavior performed by somebody makes you realize that the person is no longer ...
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Sep 16, 2010 02:24 japan situation
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Doctors, Doctors, Doctors!

In Japan, a shortage of doctors is a serious problem. Many doctors working in hospitals, especially pediatricians, obstetricians and anes...
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Sep 15, 2010 02:05 japan situation
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Let's try to obtain an attractive face!

When my friend was working for a well-known cosmetic company, a make-up artist who was working for popular Japanese actresses came to the...
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Sep 14, 2010 02:03
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What kind of town is Ginza/銀座 in Tokyo going to become ??

Have you heard of a very popular downtown named Ginza/銀座 in Tokyo? Until a few years ago, the downtown was well known for a town filled w...
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Sep 12, 2010 04:18 japan situation
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The story makes me realize that the traditional idea is still ingrained in younger generations.

A few days ago, my friend told me the story below: Her friend has a son who is a senior in University of Tokyo, the most prestigious un...
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Sep 11, 2010 02:02 japan situation
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Could you help me out? What are the differences between these two?

I sometimes use structure A (please see the sentences below) to avoid using many "and" in order to connect sentences. I've ...
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Sep 10, 2010 03:23 questions
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Impressive Japanese TV commercials. If you study Japanese, please try to enjoy the wordings.

Every time I moved back to Japan from foreign countries, I realized that TV commercials in Japan were creative and interesting, although ...
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Sep 9, 2010 02:57 japan situation
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Japan has no future !?

In Japan, it's said that the total cost of raising a child from birth to university graduation is ten to twenty million Yen (one to t...
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Sep 8, 2010 01:37 japan situation
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Again, again. I can't help but sigh a heavy sigh--part 2

These days, a historical figure named Ryoma Sakamato/坂本龍馬 (1836-1867) is very popular in Japan. Not only the popularity of a TV drama tit...
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Sep 3, 2010 01:32 japan situation politics
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有些日本孩子一到小学就去保健室

一直以来,我周围的人既没有大富翁也没有很穷人,虽然我能发现有钱的人和过着辛苦生活的人。在日本,最几十年,大部分的日本人都属于中等阶层。很多日本人都认为自己属于中等阶层(我们常说很多人有中流意识)。十年前,很多人都估计他们不会成为富人,但相信他们不会一辈子陷入到因贫穷而没有钱...
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Sep 1, 2010 20:50