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Korean Code of Dress and Code of Words

I watched this video on today’s news program that seemed to show a room for a Cabinet meeting in South Korea. The person in the center is...
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Dec 30, 2011 20:49
satoshi

Nintendo’s Price Dropped by 56% This Year

Nintendo is struggling desperately. It is the tenth worst among the most dropped stocks in the Tokyo market this year. Furthermore, t...
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Dec 30, 2011 17:36
satoshi

Do You Want to Marry a Mad Woman?

Today is almost the end of year, so newspapers carry many articles to summarize this year. One of them told there are more than a few mot...
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Dec 30, 2011 14:26
satoshi

The Difference b/w Berlin and Sapporo in the Winter

A Japanese news writer in Berlin wrote in today’s newspaper he couldn’t use a bicycle during the winter because it was too cold. However,...
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Dec 30, 2011 12:05
satoshi

Why Do You Study Economics?

There is a column in today’s newspaper about why you study the science of economics. The writer quoted Gregory Mankiw’s three answers, bu...
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Dec 26, 2011 17:30
satoshi

The 25th is not Christmas Day in Japan.

Many people on the net like lang-8 say merry Christmas now; however, “Christmas” in Japan ends on the night of the 24th. Indeed, the 24th...
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Dec 25, 2011 10:28
satoshi

Adult Competencies 大人力

I was a bit surprised that OECD, the club of the advanced countries, investigates “Adult Competencies” (Programme for the International A...
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Dec 24, 2011 11:15
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A public service worker out-of-pocketed 68 thousand dollars.

I came across an interesting news article. It was about a public service worker in a libray at a local government in Japan who payed elec...
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Dec 21, 2011 00:43
satoshi

I saw a crying machine at a subway station.

This morning, when I saw a machine for fare adjustment at a subway station (the picture one), I thought, why it was crying. The white fla...
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Dec 20, 2011 13:16
satoshi

バクマン。 The Third Season will Start

Today, NHK announced that the third season of BAKUMAN would start. Its schedule is unknown. Cf. http://www.nhk.or.jp/anime-blog/10412...
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Dec 16, 2011 20:16
satoshi

全然いい is a correct usage.

I was shocked to hear that 全然いい is a correct usage, though many “educated” people think that those usages are wrong. It seems that the cl...
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Dec 13, 2011 13:20 Japanese_language
satoshi

Do you want your children to go to universities?

I was just now surprised to learn that, while 61% of the mothers in their forties want their children to go to universities, only 40% of ...
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Dec 12, 2011 13:36
satoshi

What Does 右に回す Mean?

What do you think 右に回す means? It has two meanings; I didn’t know it, though. 右回りに回す (turn clockwise) 右を向くように回す (turn something so tha...
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Dec 11, 2011 22:37
satoshi

Selecting Agricultural Produce (Black Soybeans)

This video is to show how farmers are selecting good products before they sell ones at markets. I think this process is common in many co...
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Dec 11, 2011 00:49
satoshi

仲間由紀恵 Has Irregular Teeth

I am not familiar with talents in the world, but yesterday, I was surprised to see that 仲間由紀恵 (Nakama Yukie), the 2nd most popular among ...
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Dec 10, 2011 22:24
satoshi

The People in Tokyo Dislike Commerce

I was born and raised in Tokyo, so I well know what people in Tokyo feel about something. The Japanese economy is concentrated in the ...
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Dec 10, 2011 21:54
satoshi

“Japanese people walk uglily.”

Many Japanese people do not know the difference between わらじ and ぞうり. The reason, I guess, is that they look needy because they are made o...
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Dec 4, 2011 22:58
satoshi

Knowing Poor

I came across a comic strip on a webpage. http://www.atmarkit.co.jp/fwin2k/itpropower/admin-kun/295/adminkun295.html That is completely...
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Dec 1, 2011 15:13