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The matter of church attacks in Japan is likely to be solved.

Several years ago, there were disturbing matters concerning* somebody throwing fire extinguishers and such into Protestant churches in th...
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Jul 4, 2011 14:04
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醍醐味? だいごみ? In which should you write?

To tell the conclusion first, I encourage you to write “醍醐味” or “醍醐味(だいごみ)”, even if you cannot write it by hand or read it well. Writing...
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Jul 4, 2011 11:03 Japanese_language 漢字
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Why is 写真をとられる strange?

“I had a picture taken by my brother.” Usually, this should be: 兄/弟に写真をとってもらった. Instead, if you write: 兄/弟に写真をとられた. Its meaning is...
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Jul 4, 2011 09:28 Japanese_language 「もらう」
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A student from the US said, “What is a food shortage?”

The Sankei newspaper wrote jokes that were told in China. If a ship that was out of order was cast ashore on an island that is not on ...
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Jul 3, 2011 21:11
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It is not true that the Japanese language is difficult to learn.

I often come across native ―maybe(^_^)― Japanese speakers on lang-8 claiming that the Japanese language is difficult to learn, sometimes ...
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Jul 3, 2011 17:37 Japanese_language
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聞き終わると、すぐに気に入りました。 is uncommon.

I occasionally on lang-8 come across a Japanese sentence like: 彼はこの曲を弾き終わると、すぐに気に入りました。(a1) 彼はこの曲を聞き終わると、すぐに気に入りました。(a2) They should b...
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Jul 2, 2011 15:01 Japanese_language
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One more example of the Postposition は and が (あなたは人生の目的を発見したのはいつ?)

This is an example of using the postpositions は or が to make the structure of the sentence, though both virtually have the same meaning. ...
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Jul 1, 2011 09:59 Japanese_language 「は」 「が」 助詞
satoshi

French NGO warns Fukushima children poisoned by radioactive cesium.

According to the press, NGO ACRO reported that children in Fukushima were contaminated by cesium from the Fukushima Plant. I guess that i...
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Jul 1, 2011 00:22 原発
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Asahi praised an Italian reporter, PIO D'EMILIA.

The Asahi newspaper picked up PIO D'EMILIA, who has stayed in Japan and is still reporting affairs after 3.11, even though many forei...
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Jun 30, 2011 23:11
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Why “あなたのコップは事故で割られました。” is wrong?

あなたのコップは事故で割れました。(a) あなたのコップは事故で割られました。(b) (The only difference is ら after 割.) I think many learners know the difference and which is c...
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Jun 30, 2011 10:08 Japanese_language 自発 「れる/られる」 他動詞
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NHK reported that the Chinese Navy had shot to a Filipino ship.

According to NHK Evening News, the Chinese Navy this February fired a warning shot against a Filipino fishing boat; however, the Philippi...
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Jun 29, 2011 20:26 China international politics
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Mr. Kewpie Doll Replaced

According to the press, the spokesperson of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of Japan, Nishiyama, whom you have been seeing on TV...
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Jun 29, 2011 17:18 原発
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Is the drama おひさま offensive to Americans?

The drama おひさま, now airing on NHK, is a program that shows the current generation about wars. 井上真央 (Inoue Mao) is the leading actress. Al...
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Jun 29, 2011 09:54
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The Chinese government is a notch above the Japanese government.

The Japanese government recently protested China because a ship from the Chinese government did an oceanic survey in Japan’s Exclusive Ec...
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Jun 28, 2011 21:05 China politics international
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A Nikkei’s news flash surprised me.

A special, single news flash came to my smart phone from Nikkei. I thought what again happened in the Fukushima Plant. However, it said t...
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Jun 28, 2011 13:29 intellectual_property China business international
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Tsunami Games

According to the press, children who were exposed to the tsunami during the time of the Great Earthquake now often play a tsunami game*, ...
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Jun 27, 2011 20:57 earthquake 地震
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Mental Arithmetic 125×56

Although I am not sure how it will be useful in the future, this kind of training is popular among the top schoolchildren in Japan. They ...
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Jun 26, 2011 21:10
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Beijing is very similar to North Korea.

According to Japanese press, a bulletin of the Chinese Forces, 解放軍報, recently wrote that Vietnam and the Philippines are greedy and 分不相応....
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Jun 26, 2011 20:34 China politics international
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Evernote for Win more improved.

This morning, Evernote for Windows had a minor updated. It has been improved, and it moves more quickly. Whenever you turn it into the fo...
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Jun 26, 2011 19:49
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Another Lesson of the Postposition は and が (ほとんどスイカを食べません)

This is an example of using the postpositions は or が to make the structure of the sentence, though both virtually have the same meaning. ...
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Jun 25, 2011 11:53 Japanese_language 「は」 「が」 助詞