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‘は’ of the 猫みたいな少女 About a Postpositional Particle

This post is for advanced learners of Japanese. (However I want to write this so that it would be useful for other learners.) I came a...
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Feb 28, 2011 12:45 Japanese_language
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「~をしますが,~」v. 「~をするのですが,~」

This post is for advanced learners of Japanese. 1. このキャンプでは、キャンパーたちは普通のキャンプ活動をしますが、決められた言語で話す必要があります。(In this camp, campers do regular...
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Feb 27, 2011 10:06 Japanese_language
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The Russian government warned the US government not to interfere.

Russian feelings toward Japan are worsening rapidly, according to the poll published by a Russian agency. Of course, the main and perhaps...
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Feb 26, 2011 21:22 Japan politics China
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Relationship of a worn-out Bag in Taiwan with Japan

Mr. Mo Bangfu (莫邦富), a Chinese columnist in Japan, wrote an interesting column in today’s Asahi Newspaper. He told of a government offici...
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Feb 26, 2011 19:02 Japan China history
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Why/how does the Japanese language not need the subject?

Most Japanese learners on Lang-8 do not seem worried much about the subject of Japanese. Though I do not know the reason, I am just makin...
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Feb 26, 2011 07:40 Japanese_language
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Will UK citizens relive their nightmares of the 70's again?

I read in today’s newspaper about the devastated state of England of the 70’s, where if robberies happen, no police officers came, since ...
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Feb 25, 2011 14:44 Japan economics judicature 司法
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カロリー が/は 高 くて/いのに ,栄養価 が/は 低い

English speakers have 2 combinations in A and B; ‘A and B’ and ‘A but B’. Japanese speakers have at least 8 ones like: 1. Aが 高くて Bが 低い...
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Feb 24, 2011 20:43 Japanese_language
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It's a Sony?

Sony announced a new image sensor in 16 times more pixels today. Many Japanese love Sony, since it is one of the famous success storie...
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Feb 24, 2011 15:22 Japan
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Kodansha’s President will change. (少年マガジン)

Kodansha (講談社), the major publisher will change his president after 24 years. The new president comes continuously from the family of the...
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Feb 23, 2011 22:08 manga
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English words lost to a current Chinese word. (Ghost in the Shell)

Many Japanese like the rhythm of English words (however, they don’t care much about the meaning.) Generally Japanese like words from abro...
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Feb 23, 2011 16:47 anime
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Do Iran and China resemble?

Nikkei said yesterday that European countries don’t understand fully the menace of Chinese forces, while Japan and the US who are confron...
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Feb 23, 2011 12:09 China Japan politics
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You must not roast meat while movie is showing.

People hear of the announcement, “Please turn your mobile phone off” when they go a theater or a cinema. ―― I read a column opening with ...
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Feb 22, 2011 20:06 anime
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「いえが もえています。にげて ください」 is easier than 「火事が発生しました」??

“Easy Japanese language” (やさしい日本語) ― Many local governments in Japan begin to rewrite public signboards and so on to let people from outs...
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Feb 22, 2011 16:41 Japanese_language
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I know! (分かった!)

A ― These, carried food are pies. (この運んでいる食べ物、パイだよ) B ― No, they are soups. As these people are eating them with something spoons. C ― ...
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Feb 21, 2011 21:21 anime
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Wage Differentials b/w College and HS Graduates b/w the US and Japan

Wage differentials between college graduates and high school graduates are increasing in the US after the 1980’s and now. On other side, ...
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Feb 21, 2011 12:12 economics Japan
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The Happy Security Police of Tokyo (警視庁公安部)

I wrote several days ago that Japanese police like not only traditional ‘technologies’ to investigate crimes, but also the world's mo...
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Feb 20, 2011 11:33 Japan anime manga
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Kanban system will end?

I’ve found an interesting article in today’s Nikkei. (It would have attracted a great deal of attention in the world 20 years ago…) Honda...
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Feb 19, 2011 22:48 Japan business
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行けられる 出れれる new ra-skipped words

A writer, Uchidate Makiko (内館牧子) wrote a very interesting column in today’s Nikkei. She made victims of ‘ra-skipped words’ (ら抜き言葉) in Jap...
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Feb 19, 2011 20:49 Japanese_language
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P.S. to Conan (コナン)

Yesterday, I wrote “People would get a good bit different impression to anime when voice actors/actresses differ.” This was corrected int...
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Feb 19, 2011 18:27 anime
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Secrets of Diplomacy and Secret Diplomacy between Japan and the US

Many of the Japanese people believe that Japan has been enjoying peace for a long time thanks to their incomparable Peace Constitution (a...
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Feb 18, 2011 14:24 politics