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How to enjoy drinking with your boss and colleagues in Japan.

I have to say, it's rather difficult, because of many duties! As I wrote elsewhere ("Happy BBQ shocked me."), the atmos...
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Sep 30, 2010 16:33
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Take over Wagamama restrurants! --- Come on, Ramen masters of Japan.

Although many Japanese people don't even know its name, Wagamama restaurants are very popular in the UK. They have many branches all ...
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Sep 24, 2010 22:23 noodles
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Can you hear English spoken with Japanese accent?

There's one thing I often feel unfair. Many others speak English with strong French, Italian, or Spanish etc accent. But people ne...
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Sep 24, 2010 19:01 pronunciation
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My word list on Google docs now contains 1800 words.

One year has passed since I came to UK. My vocabulary was quite limited, and so I had to build it up. For people using other European ...
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Sep 24, 2010 08:53
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Happy BBQ shocked me.

My wife and I were invited to a BBQ party at a beautiful English garden of my colleague. He is not my boss, but a professor. The gard...
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Sep 24, 2010 08:06
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Alcohol and speech in English

A number of Chinese friends of mine told me that drinking alcoholic drinks helped their speech in Japanese. They said after taking alcoho...
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Sep 24, 2010 07:25
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Religion in Japan

Talking about religion in Japan to Christian people is sometimes tricky. Because they don't know much about Buddhism, or, needless to...
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Sep 12, 2010 07:34
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What is the most important aspect in Japanese culture? Reading the Air?

"What is the most important aspect in Japanese culture?", a French lady asked me. Ummm, what is that? I didn't have an imme...
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Sep 11, 2010 19:04
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I hate Katakana words.

I hate Katakana words in Japanese. As you know, Japanese people use 2 different sets of characters in combination; Hiragana, Katakana,...
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Sep 11, 2010 13:41 pronunciation
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Listening in Pub.

When I first visited UK, my English worked better than expected. I managed to communicate with others about my work and theirs. However, ...
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Sep 11, 2010 08:06