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My name is Tsuyoshi Ito in English and 伊藤剛志 (いとうつよし) in Japanese. I am a native speaker of Japanese with a casual interest in languages. I have been living outside Japan for a few years, and my knowledge about trends in Japanese is likely to be outdated.

Aside: My secret goal is to keep being the top answerer in the tag “food.”


Jun
17
revised What is the nuance of この + [first person pronoun]?
edited tags
Jun
17
revised Giving something to oneself
spelling
Jun
16
revised How important is one's pitch when speaking Japanese?
rolled it back
Jun
16
revised pronunciation wiki excerpt
shortened; corrected English (I hope)
Jun
15
revised What's the difference between “さけ” (sake) and “しゃけ” (shake)?
grammar
Jun
15
revised What's the difference between “さけ” (sake) and “しゃけ” (shake)?
added kanji
Jun
15
revised What's the difference between “さけ” (sake) and “しゃけ” (shake)?
grammar
Jun
14
revised Is there a word for the type of onigiri that comes in the triangular wrap that keeps the nori fresh?
replaced the uncommon word “laver” with nori
Jun
14
revised What's the difference between “巻寿司” (makizushi), “海苔巻き” (norimaki), and “巻物” (makimono)?
added a short explanation of nori
Jun
14
revised What's the difference between “巻寿司” (makizushi), “海苔巻き” (norimaki), and “巻物” (makimono)?
replaced laver with nori after reading Boaz Yaniv’s comment
Jun
14
revised How important is one's pitch when speaking Japanese?
made small changes in wording
Jun
13
revised How do I politely ask my boss for a moment of his time?
improved for accuracy and clarity
Jun
13
revised how would a native ask the question “Where are you going later?”
deleted 2 characters in body; edited tags
Jun
13
revised What are common mistakes made by Japanese kombini employees speaking “manual keigo” (バイト敬語)
spelling
Jun
12
revised How do I politely ask my boss for a moment of his time?
added that お時間をいただく can also mean to make someone wait
Jun
12
revised is “超” (chō) seldom used in written works?
edited tags
Jun
10
revised Since Japanese already had several words for rice why was “ライス” (raisu) borrowed from English?
typo
Jun
9
revised At work, when is it not ok to finish an email with どうぞよろしくお願いします?
edited tags
Jun
9
revised What is the difference between tori vs. dori?
added 15 characters in body
Jun
9
revised Does “敬語” (keigo) just mean “politeness” or is it a technical term specifically relating to Japanese grammar?
spelling