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What a Little Sweet Snoozing Can Tell You Posted by on Jul 30, 2021

Inemuri (居眠り), snoozing, is one of the Japanese cultural traits.  Students fall asleep in class. People snooze on a train.  Members of the Diet (国会議員 kokkai giin) snooze during a session.  Local assembly members (地方議員 chihou giin) snooze during an assembly meeting. Wikipedia refers to it as “a custom that is notably seen in Japan.”…

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The National High School Baseball Championship Posted by on Aug 11, 2012

What’s 日本 (にっぽん/Japan’s) national sport? If you answered 相撲 (すもう/Sumo), you’d be right, at least on paper. If you rank by popularity though, 野球 (やきゅう/baseball) is far and away 日本’s most popular sport. 男の子 (おとこのこ/Boys) start playing in 小学校 (しょうがっこう/elementary school) with the dream of joining one of the 12 teams in Japan’s professional league…

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