日本語

“日本は最高!” – 10の理由

電車は、とても時間に正確です。到着の予定が7:13だったら、確実に、7:13に着きます。まだ私がハイスクールに通っている頃、毎朝、渋谷を午前7時13分に出発する電車を使っていました。その横浜到着予定は7時40分。そして電車は、その時間ピッタリに到着したモノです。

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Português

Os 10 maiores estereótipos sexuais do mundo – Parte 1

Você tem alguma ideia pré-formada de como sexismo, igualdade de gênero, atribuitos corporais, conceitos e comportamentos em relação ao sexo mudam em cada país? Você já ouviu falar de alguma nação que é famosa por algum atributo em particular que é direta ou indiretamente relacionado ao sexo? Esta é uma compilação de dados sobre dez conceitos que, dependendo de cada caso, podem ou não ter razão.

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English

The world’s top 10 biggest sexual stereotypes – Part 1

Do you have any pre-made idea of how are sexism, gender equality, body features and behavior and mindsets towards sex different in each country? Have you heard of a nation that in known for any particular attribute that is direct or indirectly related to sex? This is a compilation of data around ten concepts that, depending on the case, may or may not be accurate.

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日本語

間違った日本人のステレオタイプ(パート2):日本人にとって“オタク”は…?

アメリカでは、アニメとマンガを見る人達に対しては、“オタク”という表現がつかわれます。ただ、日本では、この言葉はまったく違う意味を持っているのです。

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日本語

間違った日本人のステレオタイプ(パート1 ) :日本人はすごく優しくと親切、またはゼノフォビア

“日本人は、礼儀正しく、優しくと親切な人々です”
それは、外国人がもつ日本人についてのイメージです。これは正しいと思いますが、それでも正しくないところもあります。

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English

Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games: A good decision? You decide

I’d like to say congratulations to Tokyo for being selected to host the Olympic Games in 2020. I think this is wonderful news and an excellent decision which has definitely uplifted the spirit of the Japanese people.

There has been a lot of controversy about whether this was a wise decision due to the ramifications following on from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima after the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. I understand that this is an on-going issue and that many people in Japan and on an international scale are concerned about whether this continuing nuclear problem will be properly addressed now that Japan needs to spend so much to provide for the 2020 Olympics. Many questions are being asked about why such a huge amount of money is being spent on the Olympics when so much money is still needed to fix the problems in Fukushima.

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