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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 I have been living outside Japan for a few years, and my knowledge about trends in Japanese is likely to be outdated.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 Contraction of や, the variant of は
English; wording
Jun
11
revised Why would you use まいります for rain? (降ってまいります)
added spaces for readability, following suggestions by Dave and sawa
Jun
10
revised Why is the affixal 子 treated specially when abbreviating people’s names?
typo
Jun
9
revised Can the suffix -人 be used to express heritage?
typo
Jun
9
revised Why is the affixal 子 treated specially when abbreviating people’s names?
edited tags
Jun
9
revised What are the rules for saying “made of [blank]”
a building or a structure is not necessarily “permanent”
Jun
9
revised “Postage stamp” word choice
add more explanation and an answer to the question by OP in a comment
Jun
8
revised A tough translation
edited tags
Jun
6
revised What particles can be used in the ~よう ~まい pattern?
typos
May
31
revised Was 俺 ever gender-neutral?
tried to correct minor errors in translation
May
27
revised What are some good ways to say “how to spell” in Japanese?
typo
May
27
revised Can we use すら without negation?
avoided the use of term “attach” because a particle is attached to a word preceding it
May
25
revised Is を[noun]に, as in を条件に, a common construct?
added an example from another question posted around the same time
May
24
revised Does V~たりする include the verb in a “perfect” sense or “varying” sense?
deleted 6 characters in body
May
14
revised Did ありがとう come from Portuguese “obrigado”?
added 114 characters in body
May
13
revised What is a 両県 (as seen in newspapers)?
formatting
Apr
28
revised On the replacing of kanji made obsolete in the 1946 reforms with similar-looking kanji.
corrected the position in the Wikipedia article to link to
Apr
3
revised Does this convey “It's not surprising that ___”?
typo; formatting
Mar
28
revised How to call the phenomenon where a rectangle Ϳ is shown because font misses glyph?
added a different view on the range of the meaning of the word 文字化け
Mar
17
revised What does “さ” means in 探偵さ?
deleted 13 characters in body