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Hana ga Takai (Long Nose) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese idiom "hana ga takai," whose literal meaning is "long nose". Of course, this...
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Sep 30, 2016 02:04 English essay
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Daikon Yakusha (Daikon Radish Actor) With native lang

Yesterday, I talked about the word "daikon ashi" (daikon radish legs). Today, I'd like to talk about the Japanese word &...
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Sep 29, 2016 00:05 English essay
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Daikon-ashi (Daikon Radish Legs) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese word "daikon-ashi". The literal meaning is "daikon/Japanese radish legs", an...
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Sep 28, 2016 00:18 English essay
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Seahorses With native lang

Today, I will talk about the fish called "seahorses", which have interesting shapes. Seahorses are called "tatsu no oto...
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Sep 27, 2016 00:22 English essay
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Inu mo arukeba bo ni ataru With native lang

Today, I'd like to talk about the famous Japanese proverb "inu mo arukeba bo ni ataru." The literal translation is "...
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Sep 26, 2016 15:12 English essay
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Mecha-kucha With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese word "mucha-kucha". The "mucha" in "mucha-kucha" means that "...
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Sep 25, 2016 12:41 English essay
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Yakeishi ni Mizu With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese proverb "yakeishi ni mizu." The literal meaning is "water to a burnt stone,"...
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Sep 24, 2016 12:22 English essay
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Karada (Body) With native lang

Today, I'd like to talk about the Japanese word "karada", which has two different kanji. The most common kanji of "...
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Sep 23, 2016 23:31 English essay
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Award Ceremony With native lang

Today, an award ceremony of an academic society was held in Tukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, and I received a best-paper award. Also, I per...
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Sep 22, 2016 23:20 English diary
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Inu and Kame (Dogs and Turtles) With native lang

Dogs are called "inu" in Japan. However, in the Meiji era, dogs (especially western dogs) were called "kame," whic...
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Sep 21, 2016 14:11 English essay
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Horafuki With native lang

Today, I'd like to talk about the Japanese word "horafuki". The literal meaning is "a person who blows Hora", ...
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Sep 20, 2016 20:12 English essay
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He no Kappa (Water Imp of Farts) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese slang "he no kappa." The literal meaning is "water imp of farts," and it exp...
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Sep 19, 2016 00:21 English essay
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Honjitsu wa Seiten Nari (It's Fine Today) With native lang

Japanese people often say "honzitsu wa seiten nari" when testing microphones or wireless applications. In the radio station ...
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Sep 18, 2016 02:15 English essay
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Acceptance Speech With native lang

It was decided that I (and my teacher) would receive an award from an academic society, and next week I will perform a keynote speech in ...
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Sep 17, 2016 01:08 English diary
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Own Smells With native lang

Some people have a habit of smelling themselves. Actually, the reasons of this behavior are divided into two major categories. The ...
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Sep 16, 2016 00:25 English essay
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Yabu Kara Bou (A Stick From Shrubs) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese "yabu kara bou," whose literal meaning is "a stick from shrubs." This is the...
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Sep 15, 2016 00:42 English essay
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Poison of Green Peppers With native lang

I don't like green peppers. Most Japanese children don't like green peppers too. In addition, any mammal, such as cows or h...
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Sep 14, 2016 00:42 English essay
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Shiri ga Aoi (A Blue Hip) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese idiom "shiri ga aoi." The literal meaning is "your hip is blue," but it actu...
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Sep 13, 2016 00:47 English essay
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Dekai Hebi (Dekay's Snake) With native lang

Since I found an interesting animal on the Internet today, I will share it. It is the snake named "Storeria dekayi", which ...
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Sep 12, 2016 00:34 English essay
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Ishi (Stone / Doctor / Inclination / Intention) With native lang

Today, I'd like to talk about the Japanese word "ishi", which has several meanings and kanji. "石" and "医師...
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Sep 11, 2016 04:14 English essay