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Leap Year With native lang

Today, February 29th is a leap year. I can write this sentence only once every four years. I'll do my best so that I write &quo...
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Feb 29, 2016 12:54 English essay diary
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Shikato (Disregard) With native lang

Today, I will tell you about the Japanese word "shikato(シカト)," which means "disregard." Since "shikato" ...
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Feb 28, 2016 13:35 English essay
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Scholarships in Japan With native lang

Today, I will talk about a weird scholarship system in Japan. Japanese scholarships are divided into three major categories, "ben...
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Feb 27, 2016 10:09 English essay
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The Reason Why Seawater Is Salty With native lang

Seawater contains salts, and about one-third of produced salts in the world is made from seawater. According to the Japanese old tale,...
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Feb 26, 2016 13:48 English essay
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The Meaning of "Unique" With native lang

The word "unique" is one of foreign words that are often used in Japan. It is said that "unique" was derived from ...
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Feb 25, 2016 15:11 English essay
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A Dog Person and A Cat Person With native lang

Dogs and cats are very popular as pets. I heard the number of dogs and cats kept as pets are almost the same. However, according to...
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Feb 24, 2016 19:06 English essay
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Fujisan (Mount Fuji) Day With native lang

Today, February 23 is the Fujisan Day. The reason is because we can read "2" as "fu(tatsu)" and "ji," an...
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Feb 23, 2016 17:56 English essay
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A Tanuki's (Raccoon Dog's) Sleep With native lang

Today, I will write about a Japanese proverb "a tanuki's sleep (tanuki neiri)." "A tanuki's sleep" is to p...
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Feb 22, 2016 10:00 English essay
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Kaminari-sama (Mr. Thunder) With native lang

In Japan, there is a popular belief that Kaminari-sama (Mr. Thunder) falls from the sky and picks your belly button. Therefore, we are...
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Feb 21, 2016 12:57 English essay
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Mysterious Biology of Giant Panda With native lang

Today, I'd like to tell you about mysterious biology of pandas, especially giant pandas. It is said that the name "panda"...
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Feb 20, 2016 12:25 English essay
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Graduation Research Presentation With native lang

Today, the graduation research poster presentation of senior students was held. Since I have supported some studies of some students, ...
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Feb 19, 2016 18:39 English diary
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Handing Out Pocket TIssues With native lang

Today, I will tell you about handing out pocket tissues, which is referred as one of Japanese cultures. In many streets in Japan, a la...
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Feb 18, 2016 18:02 English essay
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The Height of Mount Fuji With native lang

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, and most Japanese people love this mountain. Today, I will introduce information about th...
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Feb 17, 2016 15:37 English essay
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Bonuses and Mochi (Rice-Cake) Payments With native lang

Most Japanese companies pay bonuses to workers twice a year, apart from regular salaries. The average amount of the bonus in Japan is ...
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Feb 16, 2016 14:37 English essay
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction With native lang

Today, I went to a dental clinic, and got my two wisdom teeth out. The number of extracted wisdom teeth became four, so now there is n...
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Feb 15, 2016 14:51 English diary
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Working Hours in Japan With native lang

I sometimes find an opinion that Japanese work too long on the Internet. Previously in Japan, since there were some famous phrases, su...
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Feb 14, 2016 15:51 English essay
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The Number of Convenience Stores, Temple and Shrine With native lang

There are about 55 thousands convenience stores in Japan. This means that there is a convenience store for every 2,300 people. On t...
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Feb 13, 2016 15:06 English essay
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Colors That Represent Obscene Things With native lang

(I'm sorry, today's topic is a little bit ribald.) Today, I learned that colors that represent obscene things differ among cou...
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Feb 12, 2016 22:17 English essay
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Preview of My New Apartment With native lang

Today was the National Foundation Day. Therefore, I went to Tokyo, and saw an apartment that I will live in from April. Although I ...
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Feb 11, 2016 18:51 English diary
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The Result of TOEIC SW With native lang

Today, I received the result of TOEIC Speaking & Writing Test. Although the speaking score was not changed compared to the result ...
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Feb 10, 2016 11:30 English diary