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Assortment of Chocolates

When I was a high school student, I would often take a coffee break while studying for a university entrance exam. At the time, I had an ...
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Apr 22, 2019 07:50
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Unhappy Golden Week? Part 2

Secondly, I'd like to talk about internal factors. It's hard for me to understand this, but some people seem to be upset when the...
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Apr 17, 2019 09:17
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Unhappy Golden Week?

In Japan, we have a long vacation called Golden Week (GW) around the beginning of May every year. Apparently, we have 10 consecutive holi...
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Apr 15, 2019 14:12
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What I Learned from a Seminar by a Professional Interpreter

以前に、現役通訳者の方のセミナーに参加する機会があった。プロの通訳者が現場で実際に何を考えているのか、何を求められるのかといった、現役ならではの話を聞くことができて非常に為になった。 I had an opportunity to join a seminar by ...
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Apr 11, 2019 17:07
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Do you know what the key to improvement is?

Do you know what the key to improvement is? There seem to be some ways, but one of them must be how deeply you focus on the thing. I hear...
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Mar 29, 2019 15:44
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Is Technology the Best Thing? (Part 2)

This is the latter part of the previous entry. As some of us well know, AIs are getting as smart as us, or smarter in some ways. If ...
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Mar 21, 2019 08:58
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Is Technology the Best Thing?

Recently, I had an opportunity to experience machine translation, to be precise, some of the latest automated translation tools. My compa...
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Feb 23, 2019 10:30
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Liberation from the Self

What kinds of topics do you usually post here on Lang-8? I suppose this depends to some extent on how fluent your learning language is. A...
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Jan 11, 2019 08:36
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The Placebo

How are your new year's days? For me, I was enjoyining 寝正月 (neshogatsu, doing nothing special but sleeping during the new year's ...
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Jan 7, 2019 11:35
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Childish or Childlike

I guess you may be enjoying Christmas now. It's also true of Japan. Now that I got older, I'm nasty enough to wonder why we Japan...
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Dec 25, 2018 15:51
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Cities or Countrysides With native lang

When thinking about this topic, I realized it’s actually pretty hard for me to answer this cliche question, and that can be also true of ...
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Dec 21, 2018 08:37
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Long Jump on Social Media

Many people are using social media these days. And some people seem to be passionate about writings stuff every day. I’ve used several so...
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Dec 12, 2018 12:55
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Our Life and Conveyor Belt Sushi

It’s been about a month since I started a new job. I signed a lease on a flat near a company where I work, and got settled somewhat now. ...
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Dec 10, 2018 12:51
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Is Convenience Awesome?

There is an animation film of Draemon: Nobita and Tin-Plate Labyrinth. I remember I went to the theater to watch it when I was a kid. In ...
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Nov 19, 2018 09:20
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What's the Issues of Lang-8? With native lang

Do you like Lang-8? It helps us improve our learning languages, share our interests, and interact freely with people from many different ...
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Oct 22, 2018 12:26
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Tips for Japanese Learners #10

One of the biggest differences between English and Japanese is whether it’s basically direct or not. Of course we Japanese people sometim...
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Oct 17, 2018 11:29 ForJapaneseLearners
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Materialism With native lang

We have many chances to see the words of “-ism” nowadays. It reminds me of “capitalism”, “idealism”, “perfectionism”, and the like. What ...
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Oct 2, 2018 13:07
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How should service be? With native lang

Tokyo Olympics in 2020 has been controversial in some ways, and one of the issues is about volunteers. It’s supposed to be held in July, ...
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Sep 25, 2018 11:50
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What I Realized

I've completed a six-month course of my school last Saturday. Fortunately, The result says I can move up to upper classes, though it ...
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Sep 10, 2018 11:50
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Talk is Cheap

It seems that people nowadays voice their opinions more easily, freely than those in the past. This is great, but, one of the undesirable...
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Aug 20, 2018 11:24