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    As time passes, societies and language evolve with the emergence of subcultural identities, new terminology, and inventive ways of utilizing the language. Making it easier for societies to adapt to the new ways of using their language. As subcultures become directed towards Japanese youth, the language will continue to change it’s representation in society through a cultural shift and usage of honorific, neologisms, emoticons, and coded words. While polite and honorific language hasn’t changed that much as time passed, it has adapted to the point where a majority of people will only utilize this type of speech given certain social situations. During Japan’s feudal period (1185-1868), honorific language was used towards people of high rank,…

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    Intro: My family and I have always loved the Nancy Drew books and computer games. One, of the adventure games in particular, had a significant influence on me. Shadow at the water's edge; the setting was Japan. The game gave you a look into the traditions and present-day culture. I was obsessed. There was fashion, foreign language, and an intriguing culture I knew nothing about. Immediately my computer desktop was flooded with pictures and links. This is where it all began. Japan would be a part…

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    “Although both Japan and the United States mandate compulsory education, Japan’s entrance examination system exerts strong influences throughout the entire system” (Weiczorek, 105). Based on the article Japan, the country having a national educational standard, is one of the differences between the educations in the States versus Japan. In a cultural stand point another difference between Gangsta Rap and Anime, is that they both inspire its fans in different ways. It has been argued that…

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    ONCE AGAIN username ; jiminest name ; Akiko Akamatsu (あきこあかまつ) nicknames ; •Giggles - from her friends since she has a unque cute laugh •Energy Pill - from her family since she is always a ray of sun •Bunny - from her love interest since she's as cute as a rabbt •Pigglet - from the other celebrites snce she eats everythnig she sees plus shes super messy date of birth ; 7 - 23 - 97 age ; 20 place of birth ; Melbourne Australa hometown ; Melbourne Australa blood type ; O- nationality ; Australian…

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    great experience for those who decide to dine there. The atmosphere can make or break a restaurant. If a restaurant has a good atmosphere, then it will make the customers want to come back for another meal. If a restaurant has an unpleasant atmosphere, this will cause customers to not return and possibly deter others from going. Now what is atmosphere? Atmosphere consists of the location of the business, type of dining whether casual or fine, and the theme. Bamboo has two locations that…

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    The Anime discourse community is made up of people who are fans of Japanese animated productions and Manga who are sometimes referred to as “otaku”. Not all members would identify with that term because of its derogatory connotations in Japan. People involved in the community come from a wide demographic, from many walks of life, and a wide range of ages. The discourse community allows them to come together to share their love of Japanese animation and Manga. A love and enthusiasm that some…

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    Kawaii Culture

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    Cute is everywhere in Japan, from formal to casual use, from food to fashion. Kawaii or cute is defined as childlike with the celebration of sweet and vulnerable behavior and physical appearance. (Skov& Moeran, 1995) It is highly valued by Japanese, seems like a national ethos, but also the representation of Japan’s soft power. Its influence extended beyond the border of Japan and permeated into foreign countries due to consumerism, especially in the United States. Nevertheless, people seem to…

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    Anime Vs American Culture

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    I remember the first time I watched anime. It was back in 2008 when I was a second grader. I had gotten my first laptop, and I decided to surf YouTube to watch my favorite cartoon at the time. A few episodes in, I stumbled upon an anime called Shugo Chara on the recommendation column and clicked on it. It immediately drew me in because of the animation and over time, the plot and the morals in the anime made me an official anime fan. After I discovered anime my perspective on life and ideals…

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    different specialized fields The School of Translation Studies offers four majors for undergraduate students, Korean, Japanese, business English and Chinese-English Translation Studies. For the Korean major, we aim to cultivate talented person who can be excellent in all rounds, have solid foundation on language knowledge and basic skills, handle Korean as a communication tool well and have cultural understanding with global eyes, so that they are able to work in different areas like Korean…

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    The Japan study tour was a beneficial course to my study of Japanese language and Multimedia, as well as benefiting me personally. The study tour aided my Japanese Language studies as it allowed me to properly immerse myself in the culture and ways of living, allowing me to use my language skills in a more natural environment. To this end it expanded my understanding of the Japanese way of life, and in what circumstances I should use certain aspects of their language. This allowed me to further…

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