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Shikeru (時化る - Stormy Sea) With native lang

Shikeru The Japanese term 'shikeru' (時化る) means that a storm makes the rough sea or the rough sea brings a poor haul. '...
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Jul 31, 2019 18:15 English essay
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Akubi wo Kamikorosu (あくびを噛み殺す - Suppressing a Yawn) With native lang

Akubi wo Kamikorosu It is not good to yawn when someone is talking about important things. If you want to yawn in such a case, you ...
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Jul 30, 2019 17:53 English essay
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JIS Standards With native lang

JIS Standards In Japan, there are national standards called JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards). When referring to JIS, we often sa...
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Jul 30, 2019 15:08 English essay
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Hakaba made Motteiku (墓場まで持っていく - Taking Something to One's Grave) With native lang

Hakaba made Motteiku Do you have a serious secret that you cannot talk to anyone? Such a deep secret is sometimes described as '...
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Jul 28, 2019 19:04 English essay
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Shaka ni Seppō (釈迦に説法 - Preaching to the Choir) With native lang

Shaka ni Seppō I noticed that some presenters used the Japanese phrase 'shaka ni seppō' (釈迦に説法) in an academic conference I pa...
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Jul 28, 2019 15:54 English essay
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Harebutai (晴れ舞台 - Big Moment) With native lang

Harebutai In most cases, everyone will have several 'harebutai' (晴れ舞台) in his/her life. 'Hare' (晴れ) usually means &...
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Jul 26, 2019 22:34 English essay
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Jinkō Chinō (人工知能 - Artificial Intelligence) With native lang

Jinkō Chinō 'Jinkō Chinō' (人工知能) is one of the major themes of the academic conference I am participating in. Since 'ji...
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Jul 25, 2019 20:17 English essay
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Deer in Nara With native lang

Deer in Nara Today I came to Nara to participate in an academic conference. The conference venue was near Nara Park, which is famou...
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Jul 24, 2019 20:56 English essay diary
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Kibisu wo Kaesu (踵を返す - Returning Back) With native lang

Kibisu wo Kaesu When I read a Japanese novel, I found that the idiom 'kibisu wo kaesu' (踵を返す) appears repeatedly. 踵 (meanin...
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Jul 23, 2019 08:28 English essay
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The Readings of 博士 With native lang

The Readings of 博士 I have a 博士 degree in engineering. 博士 means "Doctor," "Doctor of Philosophy," or " know...
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Jul 22, 2019 17:11 English essay
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Furyō (不良 - Rogue/Hood) With native lang

Furyō Many 'furyō' (不良) live in my hometown. 'Fu' (不) is a negative prefix and 'ryō' (良) means "good,&...
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Jul 21, 2019 23:57 English essay
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Entenka (炎天下 - Under the Hot Sun) With native lang

Entenka In summer, you can hear the word 'entenka' (炎天下) on Japanese TV news. Since 'en' (炎) means "fire/blaze...
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Jul 21, 2019 11:22 English essay
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Ikasama (イカサマ - Cheating/Fraud) With native lang

Ikasama Cheating in gambling and a fraudulent practice are called 'ikasama' (イカサマ) in Japanese. 'Ikasama' can be wr...
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Jul 20, 2019 18:01 English essay
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Cold Summer With native lang

Cold Summer In Japan, most days of July in this year were rainy. Especially in Tokyo, the sunshine duration per day has been less t...
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Jul 20, 2019 17:56 English essay
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Namaiki (生意気 - Impudent/Insolent) With native lang

Namaiki Previously, I introduced the term 'sharakusai' (しゃらくさい), which means "impudent" or "insolent." ...
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Jul 17, 2019 20:13 English essay
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Jiji Kokkoku (時々刻々 - Every Moment) With native lang

Jiji Kokkoku Things vary by 'jiji kokkoku' (時々刻々). 'Ji' (時) means "time" or "hour," 'koku&#...
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Jul 16, 2019 20:20 English essay
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The Obligation of Paid Leave With native lang

The Obligation of Paid Leave Paid leave has been made obligatory since April 1st, 2019. To be specific, the law is that employers m...
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Jul 15, 2019 10:47 English essay
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18782 + 18782 With native lang

18782 + 18782 Today, I will give you the last quiz about digits. "18782" -- do you know that these numbers mean? "...
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Jul 14, 2019 23:46 English essay
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931 and 201 With native lang

931 and 201 I will continue to give you a quiz about digits. "931" and "201" -- do you know what these numbers ...
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Jul 13, 2019 16:09 English essay
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1122 and 2525 With native lang

1122 and 2525 I will continue to give you a quiz about digits for only a few days. "1122" and "2255" -- do you ...
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Jul 12, 2019 10:30 English essay