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Asahi praised an Italian reporter, PIO D'EMILIA.

The Asahi newspaper picked up PIO D'EMILIA, who has stayed in Japan and is still reporting affairs after 3.11, even though many forei...
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Jun 30, 2011 23:11
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Why “あなたのコップは事故で割られました。” is wrong?

あなたのコップは事故で割れました。(a) あなたのコップは事故で割られました。(b) (The only difference is ら after 割.) I think many learners know the difference and which is c...
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Jun 30, 2011 10:08 Japanese_language 自発 「れる/られる」 他動詞
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NHK reported that the Chinese Navy had shot to a Filipino ship.

According to NHK Evening News, the Chinese Navy this February fired a warning shot against a Filipino fishing boat; however, the Philippi...
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Jun 29, 2011 20:26 China international politics
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Mr. Kewpie Doll Replaced

According to the press, the spokesperson of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of Japan, Nishiyama, whom you have been seeing on TV...
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Jun 29, 2011 17:18 原発
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Is the drama おひさま offensive to Americans?

The drama おひさま, now airing on NHK, is a program that shows the current generation about wars. 井上真央 (Inoue Mao) is the leading actress. Al...
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Jun 29, 2011 09:54
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The Chinese government is a notch above the Japanese government.

The Japanese government recently protested China because a ship from the Chinese government did an oceanic survey in Japan’s Exclusive Ec...
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Jun 28, 2011 21:05 China politics international
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A Nikkei’s news flash surprised me.

A special, single news flash came to my smart phone from Nikkei. I thought what again happened in the Fukushima Plant. However, it said t...
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Jun 28, 2011 13:29 intellectual_property China business international
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Tsunami Games

According to the press, children who were exposed to the tsunami during the time of the Great Earthquake now often play a tsunami game*, ...
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Jun 27, 2011 20:57 earthquake 地震
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Mental Arithmetic 125×56

Although I am not sure how it will be useful in the future, this kind of training is popular among the top schoolchildren in Japan. They ...
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Jun 26, 2011 21:10
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Beijing is very similar to North Korea.

According to Japanese press, a bulletin of the Chinese Forces, 解放軍報, recently wrote that Vietnam and the Philippines are greedy and 分不相応....
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Jun 26, 2011 20:34 China politics international
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Evernote for Win more improved.

This morning, Evernote for Windows had a minor updated. It has been improved, and it moves more quickly. Whenever you turn it into the fo...
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Jun 26, 2011 19:49
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Another Lesson of the Postposition は and が (ほとんどスイカを食べません)

This is an example of using the postpositions は or が to make the structure of the sentence, though both virtually have the same meaning. ...
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Jun 25, 2011 11:53 Japanese_language 「は」 「が」 助詞
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“The main enemy” and “the most dangerous country” are very different.

According to today’s Nikkei, one third of the high and junior school students in South Korea consider that the main enemy (主敵) of (South)...
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Jun 25, 2011 09:01 politics international
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You need to be careful of snatching, but not mugging, perhaps.

I learned people outside Japan are unlikely to use “purse snatching” and “mugging” differently. In Japan, street mugging is extremely rar...
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Jun 24, 2011 15:58 judicature 司法
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It will return home after 72 years’ absence.

According to Nikkei’s front page today, it is expected that a futures market for rice will open in Japan for the first time in 72 years. ...
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Jun 24, 2011 07:50 economics
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“Safety-First” in a Factory during WWII

People very often see a slogan, “Safety-First” (安全第一) in factories. It seems that the factory where human torpedoes were produced during ...
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Jun 23, 2011 22:09
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Will the Chinese government accuse the Japanese government of lying?

According to the Japanese press, today, a ship from the Chinese government did an oceanic survey in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone off I...
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Jun 23, 2011 21:03 China politics international
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An electricity forecast was wrong.

Today was hot and is still hot. (今日は暑かったし,まだ暑い) “An electricity forecast” (denkiyoho), which shows how tight the demand and supply of ele...
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Jun 22, 2011 21:32
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A Lesson of が and は (ビールは美味しかった)

I know many learners of Japanese are worried about how to use は and が properly. I do not have a special trick, but I can give you some st...
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Jun 22, 2011 18:31 Japanese_language 「が」 「は」 助詞
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Were sixty-nine spies working at the Fukushima Plant?

According to the press, TEPCO, the operator of the Fukushima Plant, are worried that it cannot find out who was working in the plant for ...
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Jun 21, 2011 11:36 原発