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Japan Likes Self-Introduction  日本ってほんとに自己紹介が好き With native lang

What? I didn't know that self-introduction is not a common event to do in America! I talked with two American college students on...
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Aug 19, 2014 22:21
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@ I Want Insensitivity! 「鈍感力」が欲しい! With native lang

Have you ever heard the Japanese term " donkan-ryoku" (鈍感力)? Binkan(敏感) is translated as "sensitive", "delica...
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Aug 16, 2014 17:08
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Japanese People Are Good at a Small Talk, But a Deep Conversation? 日本人と友達になれない理由 With native lang

I believed that a lot of Japanese people, even friends, are not very open in terms of talking about their private lives for a long time. ...
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Aug 12, 2014 17:42
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@ Feminine Speech in Japanese 女性言葉について思うこと With native lang

I read a journal entry about josei-kotoba (女性言葉), feminine speech patterns,(literally "women's words). Since the Japanese la...
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Aug 9, 2014 23:00
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@ Women Also Have Fantasies ファンタジー With native lang

When I started learning English, I found it very difficult to switch from language to language. When I was speaking English, I needed...
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Aug 8, 2014 08:59
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@ Japan is a High Context Country  日本は、文脈からものごとを悟る国 With native lang

It's said that Japan has a "high-context" culture; while some Western countries don't. If you live in Japan and the ...
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Jul 29, 2014 21:45
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@ Don't Beat Around the Bush! 回りくどい言い方はしないでください。笑 With native lang

I have a question for you about the way of expressing something in English. I may be wrong about my belief about it, or it may just de...
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Jul 26, 2014 12:37
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@ Kimono Party is Coming Soon! きものパーティ With native lang

I'm going to attend a party named "Luxury Night", which my kimono teacher holds at a hotel this Sunday. It seems everyb...
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Jul 26, 2014 00:15
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Having The Same Sense of Humor 「笑いのツボ」が同じ With native lang

I've learned some English terms and phrases to describe relationships with people, such as "click", "hit it off" ...
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Jul 23, 2014 12:10
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@ I Feel a Pain in My Chest 「胸が痛む」という言葉 With native lang

A friend of mine, who is a married woman, started talking about her love when I met her yesterday. She said that she has only experience...
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Jul 20, 2014 21:35
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An English Question 教えてください

In the previous entry, I wrote this, "Japan is in a league of its own when it comes to drinking!" When my friends and I were...
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Jul 15, 2014 23:10
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@ Hey, Boozer! Are You Okay?  大酒飲み With native lang

Japan is in a league of its own when it comes to drinking! Surprise! Although I guessed that Japan would be one of the countries most ...
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Jul 13, 2014 11:04
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@ Spending My Limited Time  限られた時間 With native lang

Have you ever wondered about your limited time on earth? Well, it's a sad topic, so I will change my way of asking. If you knew y...
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Jul 11, 2014 18:20
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@ My Sudden Change, Feminine And Elegant  自分の急な変化 With native lang

I feel like I'm becoming more of a true Japanese woman. Guess what! I wore a kimono today! As some of you may have already realiz...
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Jul 8, 2014 22:37
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@ Am I Kind of Meek in Japanese Society? 従順で大人しい? With native lang

I had a get-together over lunch with five Japanese women the other day. I've known them for a long time, but they are not so close th...
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Jul 6, 2014 11:42
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@ A Lesson in Life 人生勉強 With native lang

I bought an English book from Amazon, which a friend of mine had recommended before. Although it came last week, I haven't felt like...
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Jul 2, 2014 14:19
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Get up and go やらなきゃ With native lang

I haven't written a diary for over ten days. In this situation, I always meet writer's block. The more lazy writing a journal, t...
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Jun 28, 2014 23:22
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@ @ Tell Me I'm Pretty! lol 素敵な人って思わせて! With native lang

There are a lot of good and bad influences in the world. I seem to be the kind of person who is easily influenced by the people and th...
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Jun 16, 2014 22:41
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@ I Have to Apologize to Someone ごめんなさい With native lang

There are some people who have a great appeal for readers on their blogs. I know someone who is like that. She has been writing wonde...
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Jun 14, 2014 18:00
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About Some of My Friends 友達 With native lang

I feel very happy when people ask me to talk or to hang out with me, as I'm not the type of a person who makes the first move to do s...
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Jun 8, 2014 22:02