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Hello World, Once Again – Drive on the Left Relaunch Post You know that saying that you should dress for the job you want, rather than the job you have? We take it to heart and have a closet full of elegant clothes to prove it. But in the 18 months we’ve been running Drive on the Left, we’ve found that we’ve outgrown our little homespun design, and our aspirations for the site and for our futures just don’t match the clothes our website had on. We blame it on the trifecta of: total and utter lack of design skills, our judgement that HTML looks vaguely like Finnish, and our preference for booking plane tickets over fighting with WordPress. Japanese Print Sizes Japanese prints come in different sizes following certain standards. However these formats are not comparable to Western ISO, ANSI or DIN standards and are only approximate. The actual sizes can vary slightly by up to one inch (oban) or more (larger formats). First Publication: June 2001 Latest Update: May 2013 Common Japanese Print Sizes The most common print sizes that you will find for Japanese prints are Oban, Chuban and Aiban.

News: Do you still ignore the fact? Posted by Mochizuki on October 9th, 2011 · 40 Comments Plants’ mutation are observed everywhere, and the cases are increasing. Persimmon 10/X/2011 @Tochigi Sweet potato 9/30/2011 @Funabashi Chiba found at a school trip. Tae Kim's Blog - Japanese, Chinese, and a dash of Korean Tuttle Publishing sent me four books to review so without further ado, here we go. The first one on the list is Japanese Kanji and Kana by Wolfgang Hadamitzky & Mark Spahn. According to the preface, this book is useful as “both a textbook and a reference work” and it “serves beginners as well as those who want to look up individual kanji”.

About Svbtle Svbtle Sign up Svbtle is a writing and reading network designed from the ground up to work the same way your brain does. It helps you think. Svbtle is blogging with everything else taken away. When you're logged in, the dashboard looks like this: It’s a flow of unpublished ideas, or draft works-in-progress, on the left side, and a list of published articles on the right. Inada visits Yasukuni Shrine after return from Pearl Harbor:The Asahi Shimbun Fresh from her trip to Pearl Harbor with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada visited war-related Yasukuni Shrine on Dec. 29, drawing an angry reaction from South Korea. “I visited the shrine with a firm resolve to realize peace for Japan and the rest of the world from a future-oriented perspective,” Inada told reporters after paying her respects at the shrine in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. It was Inada’s first visit to Yasukuni Shrine after she became defense chief in August. And it came a day after she returned to Japan from a ceremony in Hawaii for those killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago.

International nuclear inspectors arrive in Fukushima Teachers and parents carry out decontamination work at a school in Fukushima prefecture in preparation for its re-opening. Photograph: Sankei/Getty Images Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency have arrived in Fukushima city to observe efforts to decontaminate the area following the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The 12-member team arrived as Japan announced the launch of long-term checks for thyroid abnormalities in local children. The screenings will target 360,000 children who were aged up to 18 on 11 March, when a tsunami overwhelmed the plant, knocking out power to cooling systems and triggering meltdowns in three of its six reactors. The IAEA inspectors will visit the facility, operated by Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), as well as farms and schools where decontamination efforts are under way.

Japanese language and culture blog College is a blast for Japanese kids. After all of the time spent studying for entrance exams, they get to cut loose, party, hang out with friends, and occasionally attend class. But in the last year and a half of school, it's time to get down to brass tacks. — Read the full story Interesting Navigation Examples in Website Design Easy and effective navigation menus effectively contribute to the user experience and improve search. Today, we are going to examine some interesting, original and even pioneering navigation solutions that are truly attention-grabbing and memorable. Some of which will be more complex than what you expect from common navigation concepts. The originality of this idea is not the only reason why we have decided to draw such a list.

Radioactive ash causes Kashiwa incinerators to shut down National ( ) Authorities in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, said Tuesday that levels of radioactive cesium found in ash from garbage disposal facilities can no longer be contained and stored, causing garbage incineration plants to be temporarily shut down. In July, the Kashiwa municipal government detected 365 to 70,800 becquerels of cesium per kilogram in radiation checks conducted at two incineration plants and one final disposal facility. Since then, Kashiwa had been storing ash containing 8,000 becquerels per kilogram or more of radioactive materials in temporary storage, based on Environment Ministry guidelines that forbid the dumping of contaminated ash in landfills. Authorities say it is Japan’s first plant closure due to radioactivity.

Ippatsu! @ Learning Japanese will let you speak with interesting people, enjoy Japanese culture, and help your career prospects. However, most people don't know how to . Ippatsu provides you the resources to do so: Shut up and write the book (5 things that have helped me recently) 1. Shut up and write the book. I’m an extreme extrovert, which is really great after I write a book and I have to go out into the world and talk to people about it, but not so great when I need to sequester myself long enough to actually get some real writing done. I do most of my thinking “out loud,” which means ideas don’t really come to me until I’ve expressed them — if I express them through speech, I’m less likely to turn around and go express them in writing… 2. Use the bathroom.

News: Actual Fukushima worker warns to get out of Japan before Spring comes Posted by Mochizuki on October 5th, 2011 · 12 Comments Children have already started to have thyroid problems “even though they evacuated”. It was assumed to take 5 years but the symptoms are showing up much faster than we ever thought. Now it’s known that most part of the plume is stuck to the trees or soil in the mountains, where you can hardly decontaminate. Last night, the actual Fukushima worker Happy20790 tweeted these below: Happy20790 ハッピー 続き2:定検だと防寒下着あったけど、今回は準備してくれるのかなぁ…?

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