Barry Byrne comments

Posted in: Vagina kayak artist arrested in Japan See in context

It's already been pointed out that word

vagina

is not the anatomically correct one to describe the kayak. So why don't you adopt a pun from Shakespeare (in Hamlet) and call it a country kayak.

(I understand the Hamlet is worth a read, even apart from this)

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Posted in: Ecuador gov't offers $200,000 reward for killers of Japanese honeymooner See in context

It's the responsibility of the Japanese travel industry and the Japanese Foreign Ministry to alert people to the fact that other countries aren't necessarily as safe as Japan. As with all the things discussed on these pages, how do we make this happen starting from the website of a foreign language newspaper? Do we readers of Japan Today have any influence at all?

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Posted in: Japan ranks 22nd of 54 countries in EF Global English Proficiency Index See in context

Does anyone where you can find Japanese versions of these articles?

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Posted in: Japan ranks 22nd of 54 countries in EF Global English Proficiency Index See in context

Well done the Finns, who have a language completely unrelated to English (it is distantly related to Turkish and some think even more distantly related to Japanese), but they came fourth in the table. I was astonished that France ranked one below Japan. In fact that is so counter-intuitive that I'd like to see some verification of the results. France is a neighbour to England and the French and English languages have similar structure and a lot of English vocabulary dreives from French (remember the Norman conquest)

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