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The Man who Demands Upon Others What He Himself Cannot Demand

Xinhua News Agency, the Chinese state medium, is strongly criticizing the US government because* Chinese property will decline in value. ...
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Aug 7, 2011 08:16
satoshi

There is no limit to inferiority.

Officials of the US government are criticizing Standard & Poor’s. However, the US could be worse. Japan was once rated, though it was...
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Aug 6, 2011 15:08
satoshi

Which are governments for the people?

Nosaka Akiyuki (野坂昭如), the writer of “火垂るの墓” (Grave of the Fireflies) and other works, said a dull-witted thing in today’s Nikkei. “The v...
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Aug 6, 2011 11:32
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Taiwanese people will feel they have been abandoned.

US Vice-President Joe Biden will visit China and is expected to promise that the US will not sell new fighters to Taiwan. I think many Ta...
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Aug 6, 2011 10:21
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Polarization of visitor origins after the Fukushima Accident.

It was report in today's Nikkei that the number of those who come to Japan for medical treatment has increasing greatly after the Fuk...
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Aug 6, 2011 09:47
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Sendai may have been on the verge of a blackout today.

Many water-power generators in the Tohoku region have been stopping due to damage from a recent flood and, it seemed that the region toda...
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Aug 5, 2011 22:29
satoshi

The Japanese government gifted you 56 billion dollars yesterday.

According to Nikkei, the amount of money the Japanese government spent yesterday to intervene in the exchange market was about 56 billion...
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Aug 5, 2011 21:22
satoshi

“Officers”, “soldiers”, and “officers and men” all have the same meaning?

As far as I am aware, it seems that the Asahi newspaper often does not make any distinction between the words “officers” (将校), “soldiers”...
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Aug 4, 2011 20:44
satoshi

NHK avoided saying the literal meaning of an abuse phrase.

Some Chinese media are ignoring a gag order from the government and are continuing to report on the train crash. One of them, 南方都市報, wrot...
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Aug 3, 2011 21:04 China
satoshi

Who is a parasite on the world?

Putin said the US was a parasite on the world; they were living beyond their means*. I, however, think he could stop buying the US bonds....
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Aug 3, 2011 11:26
satoshi

I sympathize with the UK.

According to the Japanese media, the Chinese government have started a campaign of criticizing the UK media, which seems to be intended t...
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Aug 2, 2011 21:32 China
satoshi

How Differe: 高圧的 / 高圧的と指摘される / 高圧的とも指摘される

The Minister of Defense of Japan today sent “Defense of Japan (Annual White Paper)” to the Cabinet. It said, “周辺諸国と利害が対立する問題を巡って、高圧的とも指摘さ...
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Aug 2, 2011 20:07 China
satoshi

I just made a mistake.

One of the branch circuit breakers at home was broken and the power went out* in the room where my internet router is. I have an emergenc...
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Aug 2, 2011 15:13
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Elizabeth II owns all the land in England!?

Some people say so (at least in Japan), but I do not know if it is true. It is probably an urban legend. I came across one of the lege...
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Aug 2, 2011 13:13
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Why is 日本語を勉強しているミズーリ大学の二年生です less natural?

日本語を勉強しているミズーリ大学の二年生です。 日本語を勉強しています。ミズーリ大学の二年生です。 Which do you think is more natural? Grammatically, both are perfectly correct, but ...
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Aug 2, 2011 09:35 Japanese_language
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I came across a strange set of Japanese characters.

I picked this picture up from a web page by a Taiwan news agency, the Central News Agency (中央通信社) founded in 1924. The Japanese character...
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Aug 1, 2011 20:10 Japanese_language
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The Difference between 近い and 近くの

I came across an interesting example. (a) 近い川 (a nearby river) (b) 近い川に行く (to go to a nearby river) (c) 近くの川に行く (b) seems grammat...
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Aug 1, 2011 19:00 Japanese_language
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The Chinese govt. completely denies the fact that they buried the crashed cars.

The Chinese government has tried to begin a backlash. According to the Kyodo News Service of Japan, 陸東福, a spokesperson of the Chinese...
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Jul 31, 2011 23:09 China
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Thomas Jefferson vs. Communist Party of China

According to the Japanese press, there was a producer at the major state television broadcaster in China, CCTV, who was suspended from hi...
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Jul 31, 2011 21:34 China
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How to look “空いている” up in a dictionary

I think Japanese dictionaries are often inconvenient. I just wanted to look “空いている” (empty) up in a Japanese-English one. It is, however,...
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Jul 31, 2011 17:19 Japanese_language