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Drafty Room すきま風のはいる部屋

I just moved to a 40 year old rental aparment. 築40年のマンションに引っ越した。 Although it is not middle of winter in Japan, and even the lowest te...
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Nov 28, 2016 21:06
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Cedar Pollen               スギ花粉

I cleaned up my book shelf for the first time in eight months. 8か月ぶりに本棚を掃除した。 After that, I've have a stuffy nose, itchy eyes, an...
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Nov 26, 2016 20:44
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Pinball Parlors in Japan   日本のパチンコ屋           

Gambling is illegal in Japan, but playing pachinko, or a kind of vertical pinball is allowed. ギャンブルは日本では違法だが、パチンコ、縦型のピンポールは許されている。 Pa...
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Nov 25, 2016 18:33
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Earthquakes             地震

When there was an earthquake two days ago, and I thought we would have a big one in a few days, becasue I felt like I was pushed up by a ...
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Nov 23, 2016 23:01
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Sorting Waste                 ゴミの分別

The place where I'm going to move is strict about sorting waste. 引っ越す場所は、ゴミの分別が厳しい。 I have to roughly divide it into burnable was...
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Nov 22, 2016 16:21
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One Million Yen       100万円              

I worked part time at a medical conference. 医学会でパートで働いた。 My assignment was to register the participants, and receive the admission fe...
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Nov 20, 2016 22:40
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What Is "Mansion" Like In Japan      日本で「マンション」とは

In terms of mansion in English, it refers a large, beautiful house, but it means an apartment, or a flat in Japan. 英語でマンションと言えば、それは、大きくて...
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Nov 18, 2016 21:34
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My Father Is 86      父は86歳

My father, 86 years old, has become velnerable day by day. 父は86歳で、日に日に弱くなっている。 He easily chokes when he drinks water. 水を飲むとむせやすい。 ...
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Nov 16, 2016 17:59
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Japanese-style Customer Service          日本式のサービス

I came back to Japan from Holland eight months ago. 日本にオランダから8か月前に戻ってきた。 A mover brought boxes to my apartment yesterday. 昨日、マンションに引...
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Nov 14, 2016 16:33
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More Elderly People Cause Accidents           多くの老人が事故を起こす

There have been accidents caused by elderly drivers. 老人ドライバーによっておこされる事故が起きている。 As far as I can remember, there were three accidents i...
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Nov 13, 2016 09:20
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My Mind Was Busy           落ち着かなかった         

I'd like to set aside the result of the US presidential election, but I didn't take my eyes it off all day. 大統領選の結果は脇に置いておきたいが、一...
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Nov 9, 2016 21:03
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The US Presidential Election アメリカの大統領選挙

It seems to me that Ms Clinton and Mr Trump are keen on getting in their way, and I don't understand what exactly they want to do if ...
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Nov 7, 2016 16:31
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How Fortunate We Are 私達は恵まれている

When I speak English, I'm always a bit nervous, but it stimulates my mind. (Being too nervous let my mind go blank, though.) 英語を話す...
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Nov 5, 2016 21:48
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Addressing Dementia in Japan       日本での認知症の取り組み

The most important part of our body is a brain, because it is responsible for mental and physical activities. 体で一番大切なのは、脳だ。それは精神と肉体の活動を担...
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Nov 4, 2016 09:10
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Rent, or Buy an Apartment マンションを借りるか買うか

Advantates of renting an apartment; マンションを借りる利点 1.If facilities break in rooms, tenants can ask owners to repair or replace them. もし...
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Nov 1, 2016 09:12