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I came across this weird little line of characters yesterday. It’s a 2chan thing. 厂下广卞廿士十亠卉半与本二上旦 You should see a diagonal line running down left to right. It may depend on your font. It works best with san-serif fonts.

09. April 2011 by ロバート
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美砂子さん featured in Japan Update Weekly

A former teacher of mine, Okuyama Misako san, is featured in this weeks Japan Update. A free paper you can get from most Japanese shops etc. in London. You can also read it online. All in Japanese of course, it … Continue reading

16. January 2011 by ロバート
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Japanese in 30 hours

When Eiichi Kiyooka, a young Japanese academic in New York published a thin textbook in 1938, he titled it “Japanese in Thirty Hours.” Legend has it that Kiyooka was confronted some years later by a foreign student who complained that … Continue reading

21. November 2010 by ロバート
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