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This is the second time NihongoUp has had the pleasure of hosting the Japan Blog Matsuri (see How to Japan ), and based on the large number of quality submissions, I’m glad to see that you’ve appreciated the choice of this month’s topic. From learning Japanese, through teaching English in Japan, up to the Japanese educational system itself—you’ve covered it all, so let’s not waste any more time and jump right into this month’s submissions. Blue Shoe of Just Another Day in Japan explores why when teaching English to Japanese natives, it is important to have at least a rudimentary knowledge of Japanese in order to better understands the mistakes that natives make when speaking and writing English.
Following up on “ Temple Hopping in Kyoto with Katrin Philippar ” from the other day, I left off as we entered the Kiyomizu Temple. Photogenic sights abounded, but it was really crowded. The lady in Kimono stood there for the longest time (multiple minutes), waiting for an opportunity for a nice shot for her photographer at the bottom of the stairs.
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