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言っていた and 言った

~している and not that is one of the difficult items to explain in Japanese. I came across an interesting example. (I maybe wrote the same ex...
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Jan 23, 2012 23:12 Japanese_language 「いた」 「ている」
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The US taught Japan freedom, but ...

Many Japanese people, especially highly educated people, think that Japan has learned freedom, liberalism, or things like that from the U...
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Jan 23, 2012 21:17
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Tanaka Rie ? Tanaka Lie?

A Japanese first name, じょうじ (穣治), came from an English name, George. Many native speakers of Japanese could feel that. However, there are...
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Jan 15, 2012 17:54
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Last Year, Murder Still Decreased

The number of murder cases in Japan is still decreasing as the previous year, for these 25 years. As I wrote about it here before, the re...
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Jan 15, 2012 09:07
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Tony Blair’s Story is Interesting

Now, Tony Blair is writing autobiography in the Nikkei newspaper. It is rather interesting; especially, you comparing it with the one by ...
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Jan 4, 2012 21:15
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Yet another よく書けている

I just now noticed something about the past tense. Suppose something happens to the following: Your friend writes an essay Right therea...
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Jan 4, 2012 17:14 Japanese_language 「ている」 「いた」 過去形
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What is the Difference between よく書けた and よく書けている?

~している is one of the difficult expressions to explain for learners of Japanese. More than a few native speakers say it is equivalent to “b...
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Jan 3, 2012 13:31 Japanese_language 「ている」
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Who is paying for Korean idols in Japan?

I was a bit surprised that the people who buy K-pop (Korean pop music) the most in Japan are in their forties (37%). The second most are ...
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Jan 1, 2012 17:00