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Western stereotypes may explain Japan's Psy-lence | The Japan Times Online

Western stereotypes may explain Japan's Psy-lence | The Japan Times Online | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
Amid all the excitement, analysis and general horse-dancing hoo-haa over Korean musician Psy's smash hit "Gangnam Style," one story that has provoked a certain amount of head-scratching among fans is the song's relative lack of success in Japan.
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Abe pledge on women hits day care roadblock: noise-allergic neighbors

Abe pledge on women hits day care roadblock: noise-allergic neighbors | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to help women juggle work and family are hitting an obstacle: opposition to building new day care centers from residents who fear that the sound ...
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In my opinion, if you don't like the sound of kids playing, you should move to your own island and die alone.

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Women fight maternity harassment in the shadow of 'Abenomics'

Women fight maternity harassment in the shadow of 'Abenomics' | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
When Sayaka Osakabe returned to work after a second miscarriage, one of the first questions her boss asked was whether she was having sex again. Despite laws ...
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Tokyo governor takes on big tobacco to push smoke-free games

Tokyo governor takes on big tobacco to push smoke-free games | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
The last time it hosted the Olympics, in 1964, Tokyo earned $1 million from an official Olympics-branded cigarette. Half a century later, Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe is looking ...
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China food scandal drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan

China food scandal drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it

AnotherThe latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and…

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Another reason to never eat at McDonald's. What is in the nuggets? Does anyone really know?

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Japan tops the list of countries that are the most accepting of alcohol

Japan tops the list of countries that are the most accepting of alcohol | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
Japan is in a league of its own when it comes to drinking. Sure, the pubs of England may be…
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I'm not surprised by this. Stressed? Get drunk! It's the motto here.

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Japan's Uniqlo Lets You Design Your Own T-Shirts via Smartphone

Japan's Uniqlo Lets You Design Your Own T-Shirts via Smartphone | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo has launched an app that lets you design your own t-shirt via smartphone.
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Pretty cool idea. I have a few slogans in mind already.

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International Court of Justice upholds Australia's bid to ban Japanese whaling in Antarctica

International Court of Justice upholds Australia's bid to ban Japanese whaling in Antarctica | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
The International Court of Justice has upheld Australia's bid to ban Japan's Antarctic whaling program.
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Cyclists warned on new left side rule

Cyclists warned on new left side rule | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
Many cyclists may be unaware that a ban on riding against the flow of traffic will take effect by the end of the year to curb an increasing number of ...
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Japanese govt’s websites hacked by Anonymous over dolphin hunt - Tokyo Times

Japanese govt’s websites hacked by Anonymous over dolphin hunt - Tokyo Times | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
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Police 'foreign crime wave' falsehoods fuel racism

Police 'foreign crime wave' falsehoods fuel racism | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
These Community pages have reported many times on how the National Police Agency (NPA) has manufactured the illusion of a 'foreign crime wave,' depicting non-Japanese (NJ) as a threat to ...
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New printer with enough ink for two years

New printer with enough ink for two years | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
English News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson - Printer Ink - Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3... current events.
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How To Explain Japan in 7 Words Or Less - Japan Talk

How To Explain Japan in 7 Words Or Less - Japan Talk | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
These words go a long way to explain Japanese culture: the way Japanese people think.
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Woman arrested after 5-month-old son dies in car while she plays pachinko

Woman arrested after 5-month-old son dies in car while she plays pachinko | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
Police in Okinawa on Tuesday arrested a 40-year-old woman after her 5-month-old son died in her car while she played…
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Pachinko should be illegal.

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Magazine speculates McDonald's may pull out of Japan if things don't improve

Magazine speculates McDonald's may pull out of Japan if things don't improve | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
"The situation at McDonald's Japan is getting worse and worse." So proclaims the "in-depth business report" in the latest Shukan…
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I don't think this will happen, but wouldn't it be great. No McDonalds in Japan!

 

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Kyushu-Farm-Fresh Market to Open in Asia | Fukuoka Now

Kyushu-Farm-Fresh Market to Open in Asia | Fukuoka Now | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
Your guide to the best of Fukuoka!
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This is something I have been suggesting for a long time.

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Are lectures a good way to learn?

Are lectures a good way to learn? | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it

N尾Imagine a future where university enrolment paperwork is accompanied by the statement: Warning: lectures may stunt your academic performance and increase risk of failure. Researchers from the United States…

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No surprises here.

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School lets students start lessons after lunch

School lets students start lessons after lunch | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
English News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson - Teenagers - Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3... current events.
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Marathon Details Explained | Fukuoka Now

Marathon Details Explained | Fukuoka Now | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
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Good idea!

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English education set to get serious

English education set to get serious | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
Junior high school English teachers should conduct classes exclusively in English and be periodically tested on their skills in the language using a third-party proficiency test, and formal English instruction ...
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What A Week Of Groceries Looks Like Around The World

What A Week Of Groceries Looks Like Around The World | trevorsenglish | Scoop.it
It seems as a people, we have a fascination with photographing our food. From Henry’s series of riders, to looking on instagram we cant help but document what ...
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