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Pochiru (Pressing a Buy Button) With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese Internet slang term "pochiru." "Pochiru" means to press a buy button on onlin...
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Feb 28, 2017 10:11 English essay
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Sad Premium Friday With native lang

Two days ago, I wrote about the introduction of Premium Friday in Japan. It is a kind of campaigns that recommend finishing your work ...
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Feb 27, 2017 11:17 English essay
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801 (Yaoi) With native lang

Day before yesterday, the number of entries on Lang-8 reached 800. Thus I posted the 801st entry yesterday. The number "801&qu...
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Feb 26, 2017 13:59 English essay
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Premium Friday With native lang

Yesterday was Premium Friday. Premium Friday is a day for prompting personal consumption that was advocated by the Japanese government...
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Feb 25, 2017 14:53 English essay
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Tameguchi (Casual Talk) With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese slang "tameguchi." "Tameguchi" means a way of talking that doesn'...
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Feb 24, 2017 12:15 English essay
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Detarame With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese word "detarame." "Detarame" means incoherent, disorganized, or irresponsible ...
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Feb 23, 2017 13:10 English essay
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Zu ni Noru With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese idiom "zu ni noru." "Zu ni noru" means to get carried away or get cocky. W...
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Feb 22, 2017 15:36 English essay
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Mice and Cheese With native lang

Today I will talk about the relationship between mice and cheese. In various animations, manga, and plays, you can see a scene that mi...
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Feb 21, 2017 16:42 English essay
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Yakan (Kettle) With native lang

Today I will talk about a tool called "yakan." Yakan is a kettle-shaped tool that is used for boiling water. (Incidentally,...
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Feb 20, 2017 11:06 English essay
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Dosakusa With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese word "dosakusa." "Dosakusa" means a situation that people are confused by sud...
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Feb 19, 2017 16:30 English essay
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Daifuku With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese food "daifuku." The literal meaning of 大福 (daifuku) is "big lucky", and it is...
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Feb 18, 2017 17:09 English essay
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Prairie Dog With native lang

Today I will talk about prairie dogs that are belong to the squirrel family. Prairie dogs are inhabit the grasslands of North America ...
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Feb 17, 2017 23:35 English essay
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Kattarui With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese term "kattarui." "Kattarui" means "to feel sluggish" or "to fe...
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Feb 16, 2017 22:54 English essay
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Cold With native lang

Unfortunately I have caught a cold. I have a sore throat and a headache, and feel a chill. So today I will talk about trivia about...
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Feb 15, 2017 22:32 English essay
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Valentine's Day in Japan With native lang

Today is Valentine's Day. On this day men in many countries present bouquets, cakes or chocolate to women. On the other hand, i...
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Feb 14, 2017 03:00 English essay
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The Etymology of Chocolate With native lang

Last week I bought a lot of chocolate. However, since I didn't know where the word 'chocolate' came from, today I searched...
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Feb 13, 2017 22:24 English essay
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National Foundation Day (Kenkoku Kinen no Hi) With native lang

Last week I wrote diaries related to my overseas business trip. I will talk about Japanese words and culture again from this week. ...
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Feb 12, 2017 20:48 English essay
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Return Home With native lang

In the early morning, I left from Dubai International Airport to Narita Airport. I rode the airplane for about eight hours, then arriv...
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Feb 11, 2017 23:31 English diary
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Flight Back With native lang

Today's morning I went to Begijnhof in Leuven, which is a world heritage. It was very beautiful cityscape, and I felt happy. Af...
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Feb 11, 2017 22:27 English diary
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International Conference Day 3 With native lang

Today was the final day of the international conference. I felt bad from a hangover, but I went to the venue and listened presentation...
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Feb 10, 2017 12:56 English diary