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Genuine Japanese "Omotenashi" With native lang

I go to my calligraphy teacher's house to learn calligraphy twice a month. She's in her eighties and lives alone, but she's v...
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Oct 25, 2013 19:34
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You Don't Need To Be a Yes-man All The Time With native lang

Since I worked at an major English school, I had many chances to have casual conversations with foreign coworkers. When I had some Englis...
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Oct 23, 2013 18:32
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I Know "My Headache Is Killing Me" Is a Common Expression, However.... With native lang

I remember one of my American friends once said, "My nightshifts are killing me." and another foreign friend used to say "...
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Oct 20, 2013 19:05
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We've Been Having Freakish and Abnormal Weather Worldwide With native lang

On Wednesday night, the typhoon hit Izu Oshima Island, Japan. Torrential rains triggered mudslides and they caused a severe damage to the...
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Oct 18, 2013 09:01
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I Couldn't Stop Imagining Her Appearance With native lang

I used to watch an American sitcom, "Frasier" on DVDs. In that drama, Niles Crane, who is a main character, Frasier Crane's...
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Oct 14, 2013 20:31
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Taking Legal Action is The Last Resort for Japanese People With native lang

Recently, one of my acquaintances filed a suit for wrongful dismissal against the former company. His family and hundreds of supporters ...
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Oct 11, 2013 19:45
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A Flamenco Flashmob Performed at Marubiru, Tokyo With native lang

Yesterday, I saw a Flamenco Flashmob that was performed at Marubiru (a Marunouch building ) in Tokyo on YouTube. A slender couple started...
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Oct 7, 2013 21:16
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Dedicated to the Late Robert M. Flynn With native lang

Today I'd like to introduce the late Robert M. Flynn, who was a missionary and an educator. He taught English at Catholic Junior-seni...
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Oct 5, 2013 21:01
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Does Computer Technology Deprive People of Jobs? With native lang

The other day, I went to see a doctor at a local hospital, since I had poor digestion. When I entered the gate, I saw a brand new recepti...
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Oct 2, 2013 20:58
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Expressing Yourself With native lang

Wearing clothes, making a hair style, building your body, playing the musical instrument, writing blogs, drawing pictures, gardening, kni...
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Sep 30, 2013 09:07
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Somebody Might Be Watching You Now With native lang

A friend of mine held a home party a few weeks ago, and he showed us many beautiful pictures that he took at safari park in Kenya. We wer...
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Sep 25, 2013 16:38
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A Conditional Reflex With native lang

The other day, when I was driving a car, I saw a police car on the other side of the signal. You may laugh, but I was suddenly seized wit...
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Sep 24, 2013 07:32
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The Rabbit on The Moon 月の兎  With native lang

When I was small, my mother used to say that there's a rabbit on the moon and that the rabbit is pounding rice to make traditional ri...
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Sep 20, 2013 11:30
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Quite the Mischievous One I Was Before With native lang

I sometimes think of my grandfather who died many years ago. There are times I miss him because he was very calm, gentle, and affectionat...
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Sep 14, 2013 21:49
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11 Things That Can Reduce My Stress With native lang

All of us need to cope with stress. Of course, there's good stress, but too much stress may cause one's physical or mental disord...
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Sep 10, 2013 15:42
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People Should Be Discreet When They Defriend Their Friends With native lang

I have a dilemma when I use Lang-8. I've been noticing that I have a large number of friends on my friend list, but I haven't com...
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Sep 6, 2013 09:41
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Is Using Foreign Words Trendy? With native lang

When I glanced at a news title, "A Gifu Prefecture man is suing NHK for mental distress allegedly caused by the broadcaster's ex...
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Sep 2, 2013 11:01
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The Difference Between "At Night" and "In the Night" With native lang

Today I'd like to think about the difference between "at night" and "in the night." Actually I rarely see the phr...
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Aug 30, 2013 09:47
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How Can He Dare to Promote Nuclear Tech Exports? With native lang

When I saw the tittle, "Abe Leaves for Middle East, Africa to Promote Nuclear Tech Exports", I felt dizzy and almost lost my wo...
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Aug 26, 2013 15:37
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Japanese People Should Take Action for Peace With native lang

This summer, U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone and U.S. history professor Peter Kuznick visited Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa, and they deliv...
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Aug 15, 2013 11:46