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Daily Links, Sept 20, 2010

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Okami said...

One thing that may peek your interest is that teachers are starting to use simplified characters more. I don't believe they are teaching it yet. 6 years ago, I could stump a class with simplified, now I have them using the ugly one for car when they bother to write.

Anonymous said...

"A rising superpower confronts a fading one."

The faded photograph here is not the USA but Japan.

The latest Diau Yu showdown will soon let the world know whether China is a papertiger that trembles facing Japan but bullys Taiwan.

People of the world will also know if Japan is really as tought
agains the PRC as they are versus the six aging (88yrs+) former U.S. soldiers taken prisoners of war in the Philippines by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II that have failed to receive apologies from private industries that used them as slave labor.

Interesting times!


Thoth Harris said...

That's really interesting!
BTW, you should write "pique," not peek. Pique comes from French, and the meaning is something akin to spice, but we English speakers have turned the French word into a verb.

Anonymous said...

@Troll Anon: Ever heard about the US-Japan Security Treaty? :)

Anonymous said...

"Troll Anon: Ever heard about the US-Japan Security Treaty? :)"

Ah the girlie 'love-hate' pact of two? :)

Well there's a new and meaner version by just one man standing up and waving that finger sign at the US President! :)

"Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad warned the Obama administration today that if Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked, the U.S. will face a war that "would know no boundaries."

@Troll Anon

les said...

Okami, are you talking about commie characters being used in the bushibans or the government school system?

okami said...

I'm talking about commie characters being used in public(govt) schools by the teachers. I was quite surprised. I'm imagining that it's one of those behind the scenes things that is slowly crept in so no one notices until it's too late.

You should see their faces when I tell them the Sun Yatsen stories. lol

Anonymous said...

@Troll Anon, again: No, the every attack on Japanese Soil automatically triggers the US to defend Japan bilateral agreement. :)