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I heard there was no pirate copies of the latest 涼宮ハルヒ.

According to today’s Nikkei, the copyright holders of the novel “Haruhi Suzumiya” have not yet discovered pirate editions in Chinese of t...
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Sep 29, 2011 21:54
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Do Kansai people speak fast?

Many people in Japan think that people in Osaka and other Kansai areas speak fast. Experts, however, say that is not true. According to t...
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Sep 28, 2011 12:18 Japanese_language
satoshi

Taiwan and Japan Alliance against Korea

A reporter wrote on Nikkei about Terry Gou (郭台銘), the founder and CEO of Hon Hai (鴻海), the manufacture of iPad, etc. According to the rep...
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Sep 28, 2011 10:24
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If you use ら抜き言葉, the Establishment will see you as useless members of society.

Today, an agency of the Japanese government released an annual survey report about the Japanese language. NHK news had a young linguist s...
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Sep 15, 2011 23:20 Japanese_language ら抜き言葉
satoshi

Did they intend to play a prank?

According to the press, there were three students at the University of Tokyo who this month replaced saddles of bicycles parked in the ca...
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Sep 14, 2011 22:39
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植村花菜 (Uemura Kana) in Nashville

NHK aired a program this night in which 植村花菜 (Uemura Kana), who wrote and sang “Toilet no Kamisama” (トイレの神様), went to Nashville and sang ...
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Sep 13, 2011 23:27
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Have you watched language programs on NHK?

NHK is airing quite a lot of learning programs on various languages (basically for Japanese people), though I don’t think the number of t...
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Sep 11, 2011 14:07
satoshi

I came across an interesting ad in today’s papers.

I came across an interesting ad in several of today’s newspapers in Japan. (I attached one. They are the same.) The man is General of ...
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Sep 2, 2011 14:13