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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait and Work For It

When I started working, I was overwhelmed by my salary that I didn’t care about anything else. I was just happy earning, and I loved teaching too. Then every year, my workload increased, but nothing changed in what I get.…

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Learning About Japanese Zen Gardens

It is said that Kyoto is the center of Zen Buddhism in Japan, so the most sublime Zen temples are there. Japanese Zen gardens or karesansui, which means dry landscape gardens, are created by Buddhist monks to help with their…

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Common Spelling Mistakes Japanese Students Make

   I have been teaching for about five years now and these are the most common spelling mistakes my students make. Most of these mistakes happen because typical Japanese students write the word they are not familiar with as they…

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