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What Does 右に回す Mean?

What do you think 右に回す means? It has two meanings; I didn’t know it, though. 右回りに回す (turn clockwise) 右を向くように回す (turn something so tha...
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Dec 11, 2011 22:37
satoshi

Selecting Agricultural Produce (Black Soybeans)

This video is to show how farmers are selecting good products before they sell ones at markets. I think this process is common in many co...
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Dec 11, 2011 00:49
satoshi

仲間由紀恵 Has Irregular Teeth

I am not familiar with talents in the world, but yesterday, I was surprised to see that 仲間由紀恵 (Nakama Yukie), the 2nd most popular among ...
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Dec 10, 2011 22:24
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The People in Tokyo Dislike Commerce

I was born and raised in Tokyo, so I well know what people in Tokyo feel about something. The Japanese economy is concentrated in the ...
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Dec 10, 2011 21:54
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“Japanese people walk uglily.”

Many Japanese people do not know the difference between わらじ and ぞうり. The reason, I guess, is that they look needy because they are made o...
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Dec 4, 2011 22:58
satoshi

Knowing Poor

I came across a comic strip on a webpage. http://www.atmarkit.co.jp/fwin2k/itpropower/admin-kun/295/adminkun295.html That is completely...
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Dec 1, 2011 15:13
satoshi

Something Interesting in NY Metro

In the City of New York, this is what I came across in a car on the metro. The same kind of advice was on a metrocard I got. Well, the...
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Nov 27, 2011 02:40
satoshi

Some of ANA’s flights are giving you power outlets by every seats.

Next month, I am going to go to NY. It is one of the most enjoyable times that you find the best air tickets. Expedia.com said that fligh...
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Oct 29, 2011 17:53
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Would you want to work for Mitsubishi Corporation (三菱商事)?

Recently, Japanese enterprises have been saying that they can’t employ Japanese students because their performance is too poor compared w...
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Oct 24, 2011 20:00
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Is “Set the slope of your pelvis right, and get good posture” fake science?

I usually think it is a kind of fake science when I hear of something like “Set a slope of pelvis right, and get good posture”. However, ...
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Oct 12, 2011 08:32
satoshi

Have you watched “あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。”?

The CD of the ending theme of the anime “あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。” seems selling because it was rebroadcasted last week. I was very impressed...
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Oct 11, 2011 07:52
satoshi

What kind of offices do you not want to work/study at?

I don’t like offices whose entrance of lavatories has a door. That “entrance” doesn’t mean each one of toilets, but an entrance of a lava...
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Oct 10, 2011 07:57
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Are Japanese boys very popular among American young girls?

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday said she was “concerned” about a sharp decline in the number of Japanese students in the ...
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Oct 8, 2011 17:35
satoshi

Using は and が properly is not a true problem.

Many people are interested in how to use は and が properly, but they, as well as native speakers, do not use は before ない properly. Actuall...
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Oct 5, 2011 11:03 Japanese_language 「が」 「は」 「も」
satoshi

「試算、試みの計算」?

I noticed that news articles on NHK’s website are actual manuscripts for reading in TV. これは、□□社が、試算、試みの計算を行ったものです。 Although you can...
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Oct 5, 2011 08:44 Japanese_language
satoshi

藩政時代から続く職人の高度な技を伝える「金沢職人大学校」

I came across an interesting expression in Japanese (it is at this title) in a local article in a newspaper. It means: “Kanazawa Craftsma...
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Oct 5, 2011 08:14 Japanese_language
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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
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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