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Ukiashi-datsu With native lang

Today, I will talk about a Japanese term "ukiashi-datsu." "Uki" of "ukiashi" means to float, and "a...
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Mar 31, 2016 12:24 English essay
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How to Sit on a Toilet With native lang

I prefer Western-style toilets that you can sit on to Japanese-style toilets that you have to bend down, because I can relax by sitting. ...
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Mar 30, 2016 17:10 English essay
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Right and Left [Part2] With native lang

Today, I will write the rest of the yesterday's entry. In Japan, when we receive a diploma in an award ceremony, we first hold out...
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Mar 29, 2016 08:38 English essay
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Right and Left [Part1] With native lang

Today, I will talk about "right" and "left." Worldwide, it's thought that "right" is better and more...
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Mar 28, 2016 18:00 English essay
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!? v.s. ?! With native lang

Today, I'd like to talk about an exclamation point question mark (!?) and a question mark exclamation mark (?!). Both symbols are ...
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Mar 27, 2016 15:52 English essay
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The Roots of Japanese-style Curry With native lang

Today, I will talk about the roots of Japanese curry. The origin of curry is India, but Japanese-style curry was imported from the Bri...
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Mar 26, 2016 21:38 English essay
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Hotaru no Hikari (Glowing Firefly) With native lang

March is the season of graduation in Japan. In Japanese commencement ceremonies, we often sing "hotaru no hikari (glowing firefly...
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Mar 25, 2016 19:11 Japanese essay
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Commencement With native lang

Today, I finally graduated from the doctoral program of my university. My university life, 9 years were really long. During this ti...
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Mar 24, 2016 23:19 English diary
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Chloroform With native lang

Chloroform is a colorless liquid that has a sweet taste and a strong sweet smell. Once it has been used as a general inhalation anesth...
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Mar 23, 2016 13:18 English essay
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"合う (au)" and "会う (au)" With native lang

Today, I will talk about Japanese verbs "合う (au)" and "会う (au)." Since each verb has the same reading, and similar...
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Mar 22, 2016 21:06 English essay
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A Graduation Gift From My Boss With native lang

Today, my boss and his wife gave me a suit as a celebration for my graduation and my new job. We first went to a clothing mall to meas...
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Mar 21, 2016 23:02 English diary
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The Latest Washing Machine With native lang

Today, I bought the latest model washing machine, and tried to install it in my apartment. It is a drum-type washing machine, which ca...
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Mar 20, 2016 17:02 English diary
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2-maime and 3-maime With native lang

Today, I will introduce Japanese terms "2-maime" and "3-maime." The literal meanings of "2-maime" and &q...
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Mar 19, 2016 17:57 English essay
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"Higan" and "Shigan" With native lang

One week centering around the spring (autumn) equinox, that is, a period from March 17th to 23rd (from September 19th to 25th) is called ...
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Mar 18, 2016 20:02 English essay
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Apartments and Mansions With native lang

There are many loanwords in Japan, and today I will talk about two of them: "アパート (apartment)" and "マンション (mansion)."...
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Mar 17, 2016 17:39 English essay
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Gas Fees in Japan With native lang

Gases are used in many Japanese lives. The gases are divided into two major categories; city gas and propane gas. The city gas cons...
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Mar 16, 2016 12:28 English essay
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Housecleaning for My Move With native lang

Today, I cleaned my house for my move of next week. After the housecleaning, I went to a garbage pit with my used clothes and futons. ...
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Mar 15, 2016 14:16 English diary
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Pi Day With native lang

Today is White Day that men give women gifts for their Valentine's chocolates in Japan. However, today is also Pi Day. In 2009,...
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Mar 14, 2016 15:09 English essay
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Tarai Mawashi (Acrobatic Barrel-Rolling) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese phrase "tarai mawashi." The phrase "tarai mawashi" expresses an acrobatic ba...
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Mar 13, 2016 17:02 English essay
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Chabashira With native lang

In Japan, standing chabashira is thought of as an auspicious sign. (Chabashira means stem portions of tea leaves.) One of the reaso...
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Mar 12, 2016 22:47 English essay