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Why Urashima?

Well, I said I was gonna translate The Tale of Urashima Taro, and I haven't, because I'm lazy. Instead, I'd like to tell y...
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Jan 17, 2014 00:01
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the Tale of Urashima Taro

I thought I want to translate the Tale of Urashima Taro. But I found that as is often the case for folklore, there are a lot of different...
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Jan 15, 2014 10:06
OneDayOneNoodle

Coldplay

I don't follow the trend in pop music. I'm pretty much classical music-oriented. I got to know about a tune composed by Coldpl...
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Jan 15, 2014 06:18
OneDayOneNoodle

The Tale of Princess Kaguya かぐや姫の物語

I watched the new animation film "The Tale of Princess Kaguya (かぐや姫の物語)" by Isao Takahata 高畑勲, who is best known as the directo...
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Jan 15, 2014 06:03
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My TOEFL score update — 24pts up!

I had a TOEFL English proficiency test on 2 Nov last year. The last time I had a TOEFL test was in 2008 (before moving to the UK) and...
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Jan 7, 2014 12:01
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明けましておめでとう

Happy new year, everyone! I have a lot of thoughts to share with you, but I don't have much time for Lang-8 these days. Maybe I sh...
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Jan 7, 2014 11:42
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「建築のジェノサイド」に気付かない日本

My time in the UK came to an end, and I returned to Kyoto in Japan 3 weeks ago. This essay in Newsweek by a French writer really recap...
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Sep 22, 2013 00:57
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Globalization as a war! – Nissin Cup Noodle グローバリゼーションは戦なり(日清カップヌードル) With native lang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBADgAMzxHg (You can activate the subtitles by clicking a button beneath the video screen.) CEO: Fro...
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Jul 6, 2013 17:23
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Slowing Down Time.

One of the most remarkable internal experience I had when I moved to the UK was that, for the first time in my life, my internal "ti...
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Feb 8, 2013 16:28
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「髪の毛が後退しているのではない。 私が前進しているのである」孫正義

Let me try a Japanese-to-English translation: "It's not my hairline receding. It's only I'm advancing." by Masayosh...
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Jan 12, 2013 00:27
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振り子 "The Pendulum" — an animation by Tekken

Watch this only after preparing a handkerchief in your hand. You may need to set your speaker louder a bit. http://www.youtube.com/wat...
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Nov 14, 2012 17:58
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7.6/day .... Now eight-year old.

Seven point six per day. This is the average number of dictionary entries I looked up a day. I copied and pasted 8300 entries from an Eng...
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Sep 30, 2012 18:54
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Why do yobs spontaneously greet you with a smile and wash toilets while they are in a miraculous local driving school in Japan?

It's pity that these days many young Japanese people cannot greet others very well. Some of them can't even say hello to their co...
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Sep 23, 2012 21:57
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ブラウザーで日本語の縦書き The vertical layout for Japanese on web browers

You know what? The invention of internet changed the Japanese language. When you use a computer to write something in Japanese, more ...
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Sep 13, 2012 07:18 Japanese
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日本語が亡びるとき―英語の世紀の中で "The Fall of the Japanese Language in the Age of English" (2)

(previous http://lang-8.com/odon/journals/1669357/) In the last chapter of her book, "The Fall of the Japanese Language in the A...
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Sep 13, 2012 06:34 Japanese
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A sumary of the book entitled 日本語が亡びるとき―英語の世紀の中で "The Fall of the Japanese Language in the Age of English"

"The Fall of the Japanese Language in the Age of English" (日本語が亡びるとき―英語の世紀の中で) is the title of a award-winning book written in...
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Sep 10, 2012 06:33 Japanese
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The Sheltering Sky

I watched Bernardo Bertolucci's film entitled "The Sheltering Sky" (1990) with English subtitles. I really love his &qu...
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Aug 20, 2012 08:25
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How do we call dressage in Japanese? バババジュツ!

London 2012 Olympic Games were over. Watching the games in another country in another language was a new experience. Perhaps, I had been ...
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Aug 14, 2012 15:37
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Howl's Moving Castle, the book

I read Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. Of course, I watched Hayao Miyazaki's film at first, and then became interes...
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Aug 12, 2012 19:04
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Difficult English sounds for the Japanese (part 5, consonants) 日本人にとって難しい英語の音 5 With native lang

According to OALD (Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary), English language has the following 24 consonants. 1 p pen /pen/ 2 b ba...
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Aug 12, 2012 00:32 pronunciation