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@ Can I Show a Strong Opinion to You, Sometimes? たまには、強い意見が必要?

It was the first time that I had given my opinion so strongly to someone. A couple of days ago, I received a type-script (speech9 th...
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Oct 29, 2010 23:40
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@ I Wanted to Fly, and I Still Want to Fly! 空を飛びたい!

What was your dream as a kid? I remember that when I was little, I always wished I could fly. It seems like I wasn't able to...
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Oct 25, 2010 23:43
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@ How Many Friends Do You Have? 友達が 何人いますか?

It was sad to hear that one of my American friends has decided to leave Japan after an eight-year stay here. She called and asked me...
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Oct 23, 2010 17:30
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Question : How to use "Not That I Know of"

Would you please tell me how to use the phrase "Not that I know of"? Yesterday, I was studying the usage of some phras...
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Oct 22, 2010 07:52
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I Need Your Idea! こんな時、どうしますか?

Well, I'm piggy in the middle between two of my friends. Three of us, a Japanese, an American lady and me, have been good fri...
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Oct 21, 2010 13:24
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@ Hi, Everyone! Do Japanese Katakana-Words Help You? カタカナが 私の英語をだめにする~

I have a question for all of the foreign residents in Japan. Does Japanese katakana-English make your life easier or more difficult?...
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Oct 19, 2010 19:07
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@ Do Japanese People Keep Reasons to Themselves? 理由づけが少ないのかなあ?

I think that Japanese people are not naturally talkative. In particular, we often leave out explanations and reasons. Yesterday, I w...
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Oct 17, 2010 22:01
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@ A Family Bond Problem in Japan 消えた100歳

Today, Japan faces a serious issue where hundreds of thousands of centenarians have disappeared. It's an absolute disgrace to ...
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Oct 15, 2010 22:15
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Soft Drink, but Why It's Only for Adults? 大人のキリンレモン

My Japanese Lang-8 friend, gachoo, wrote about her favorite drink, "Kirin Lemon for Adults", which is an non-alcohol beverage i...
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Oct 13, 2010 17:29
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Should I Take Time off Once a Week? 週に一日のお休み

Although the number of my Lang-8 friends is over 100, I haven't met many of them for a long time. The other day, I looked throug...
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Oct 11, 2010 23:34
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@ Cool Guys, Come Here! かっこいい男の子、おいで!

Tomorrow is a national holiday called "Sports Day" in Japan. Lots of schools are going to hold an athletic meeting invit...
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Oct 10, 2010 22:53
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@ People's Actions and Their Purposes. 行動とその目的

While I was in a hot-bath this evening, I thought about one of my friends who has a son with a developmental disorder and mild autism. ...
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Oct 9, 2010 22:33
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@ English with 24 Different Accents? いろいろなアクセント!

I found a very interesting video where a British man does 24 different accents in English, including a Japanese accent! It's fun to...
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Oct 8, 2010 23:12
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@ Who would be Arrested Next? You or Me? 次は、だれが逮捕されるのでしょう?

I heard an anecdote about an Indian couple, which I thought happened in the ancient times. It didn't! It was a recent story, and I...
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Oct 7, 2010 23:09
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@ Nudity is More of a Taboo in the US? 裸に関しての意識

I had a chance to speak with some Americans yesterday. We chatted about trivia at first, but gradually made the shift to (talk...
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Oct 6, 2010 14:55
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Question

I wrote about a Japanese buzzword "soshoku-danshi" the other day. http://lang-8.com/future/journals/642626/Japanese-Men-ar...
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Oct 5, 2010 00:13
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@ Would You Still Smoke If The Price Hiked Up a Lot? それでも たばこを吸いますか?

Do you smoke? For quite a long time, Japan has been said to be too lenient with tabacco smokers in many places, particularly in ...
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Oct 4, 2010 22:38
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Sylvester Stallone is Such a Funny Guy! スターローンっておもしろい人ね!

I really did not know that Sylvester Stallone was such a humorous man! Tonight, I happened to see him in a talk-show on TV, which ...
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Oct 3, 2010 23:47
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Japanese Men are Transforming into "Grass-eaters." 草食男子って?

Where has male-dominated society gone in Japan? Lots of young men are becoming herbivores!: This is what has been reported in the me...
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Oct 2, 2010 23:40
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@ You Never Tire of Seeing a Knockout! 美しい女性、なんど見ても飽きないの?!

As I wrote about a serious issue yesterday, I'm going to tell you a joke for a change of pace today. If you're trying to lo...
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Oct 1, 2010 21:37