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Japanese royal family welcomes baby boy

Japan’s Princess Kiko gave birth on Wednesday to a baby boy, the first imperial male heir to be born in more than four decades and the answer to the prayers of conservatives keen to keep women off the ancient throne. The birth will scuttle for...

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Japan earthquake drill

More than 800,000 people have taken part in an annual earthquake drill in Japan, one or the world’s most earthquake-prone nations. Everyone one primary school children to the Prime Minister himself played their part to ensure that when the “big One” hits which many experts...

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Japan by Hiroji Kubota – pictures on bbc.com

While doing my usual browsing on the net I stopped over at BBC.com like I usually do to check out the latest world news especially out of Asia. They have this little “in pictures” feature that I find very interesting and the latest on has...

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Step 2 Exam Results

Yesterday I received the results of my Step 2 exam from Tomoko sensei. I am not surprised that I have not done as well as I did it the first term and compared to a class leading 88% average on the Step 1 interview and...

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Step 2 exam over

Well I am glad the exam over but I am not to sure if i am happy with my performance. I am confident with the interview/oral section as I prepared for that section the most and I was confident during the exam and did well....

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Step 2 Exam Stress

I am now less than 1 week away from my Step 2 Japanese Exam which will be on Thursday March 30th, 2006. I am very nervous as usual but I am somewhat confident that with a bit more practice of what we have learnt this...

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Japanese Class is Hectic!

I have missed 2 of my last 5 Japanese classes and now I am playing catch up at class more than ever. I have gone through so much more since my last entry that I can’t even sit to make my entire update in one...

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My Study of the Japanese Language

I have been studying Japanese properly since September 2005. I used to mess around and read a little and I knew basic phrases and words like thank you, good morning, a few colours, food, animals, body parts etc. The first term or Step 1 was...

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Jamaipanese.com online

After years of thinking about it I have finally decided to start a weblog about my love of all things Japan, it’s people, it’s culture, it’s language, just about everything. I am a Jamaican national so i guess you have now figured out the reason...

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