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George Walker Bush starts writing his autobiography in the Nikkei tomorrow.

I just found out about it. The Nikkei carries the column “私の履歴書” (My Personal History) on the last page, where famous people write their ...
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Mar 31, 2011 13:52
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Ozawa said that Fukushima Plant was worse than said.

According to the Yomiuri newspaper, Ozawa Ichiro (小沢一郎), a politician, yesterday said that the Fukushima Nuclear Plant was under worse co...
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Mar 31, 2011 10:37 Japan 地震 earthquake 原発
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The Nikkei passes a stern judgment on Sakuramochi (桜もち)

Sakuramochi is sweat food that is in season, which is a classic Japanese cake. The Nikkei’s column “This Week’s Three Stars Sweets” picke...
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Mar 31, 2011 09:39 Japan
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[small tips] ~するのが楽しいと思います。 is unnatural.

~するのが楽しいと思います。 is perfectly comprehensible (which I sometimes see), but unnatural. It could be improved as shown below: ~するのが楽しいです。...
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Mar 30, 2011 23:58 Japanese_language 「思う」
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US citizens reside in the Kantei of Japan.

Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is clearly uncontrollable only by Japan. Working teams, including experts from the US Nuclear Regulatory Co...
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Mar 30, 2011 20:00 Japan earthquake 地震 politics
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The President of Tokyo Electric Power Co enters hospital.

The Nikkei and NHK said. The reason is said to be overwork. The mass media is unsparingly criticizing the company; however, from what I h...
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Mar 30, 2011 12:33 earthquake 地震 Japan
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どんなこと______きいてください。お答えします。 [from JLPT test]

I have recently learned the differences below: ―If you have any questions, please tell me. ―If you have any question, please tell me. ...
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Mar 30, 2011 11:08 Japanese_language
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The Nikkei loves Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Nikkei (online) wrote a very favorable article about Prime Minister David Cameron. It said that he were helping Japan to revive; for ...
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Mar 29, 2011 21:56 Japan earthquake 地震 politics
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I hate totalitarian states, which never make a mistake.

Chinese media strongly criticized Tokyo Power Co and ‘Japan’, which once told incorrect figures about radioactive substances and, a few h...
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Mar 29, 2011 08:51 Japan earthquake 地震 China
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広島に住んでいる人は、何かおすすめがありますか? is unnatural.

Many learners of Japanese are bad writing at an "appeal sentence", and moreover native Japanese correctors also do not seem to ...
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Mar 28, 2011 11:44 Japanese_language appeal_sentence
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The US forces buy from Australia and rent it out to Japan.

Although the press fragmentarily report, Japan’s dependence on the US forces seems to be progressing more and more, which is not seen wel...
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Mar 27, 2011 18:16 Japan earthquake 地震 politics
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Manual vs. Bona Fides

Many Japanese like a 'manual', which tells you what/how/when to do. Many newspapers carry phrases not to say to refugees, as expe...
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Mar 27, 2011 11:15 Japan earthquake 地震 Japanese_language
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Russians well know who is weak and who is strong, but the Chinese ...

This is maybe the 3rd time that I have written about this topic. Yesterday, the Japanese government made a protest to the Chinese governm...
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Mar 27, 2011 09:55 Japan politics international China
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Do you seek refuge in a nuclear power station after an earthquake?

If a devastating earthquake happened, do you seek refuge in a nuclear power station? According to the press, more than two hundred people...
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Mar 26, 2011 23:47 Japan earthquake 地震 原発
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15% short? 25% short?

Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) says that the power shortage this summer is 15% to the need, while the government says that 25%. The gove...
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Mar 26, 2011 17:30 Japan earthquake 地震
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Yakuza among First with Relief Supplies

Reuters wrote about the yakuza being among the first to provide relief supplies. http://reut.rs/gCIb68 I have had one thing to write ...
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Mar 26, 2011 11:45 Japan earthquake 地震 politics
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For whom is standard definition?

There seem to still be many high secrets in ‘that’ nuclear power plant, though it was badly damaged and people all over the world are ser...
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Mar 26, 2011 09:14 Japan earthquake 地震 原発
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僕の英語は上達します。 or 僕の英語も上達します。

I came across another good example of も. This is today’s good catch of fish (釣果). ~すれば, 僕の英語は上達します。 (My English will get better if/a...
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Mar 25, 2011 11:04 Japanese_language 「も」 助詞
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French Ambassador apologizes to the Japanese people.

On the Nikkei, the French Ambassador to Japan apologized to the Japanese people on behalf of France for thoughtless French people and com...
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Mar 25, 2011 00:22 Japan earthquake 地震 international
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Rolling blackouts may begin in Kyushu Island.

According to the Asahi Newspaper, it is possible that the Kyushu Electric Power Co will face a power shortage this summer since it is lik...
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Mar 24, 2011 21:17 Japan