Monthly Archives: May 2007

Japanese Calendar

I have recently been contacted by a numismatist. He wanted to understand the date written on the coins that a friend brought him back from Japan. So here is an explanation that might help people with similar questions. First, in … Continue reading

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Adult plus

Photo: Soka Univ. Photo ClubLicense: Creative Commons I have always been put off by the japanese expression 社会人 (ShaKaiJin) “society + man”. Litteraly and in an ideal world, it would just apply anybody. At least the japanese – english dictionnary … Continue reading

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