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bio website stuartwoodward.com
location Yokosuka-shi, Japan
age 47
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seen Jul 29 at 3:20
Englishman living and working in Japan since 1988

Jan
1
comment Why is gaikokujin more politically correct than gaijin?
Imagine if you gained Japanese Citizenship, you would no longer be a 外国人 but on first appearances you would still be a 外人 to most people. However, if your Japanese is so good, your Japanese friends may forget, and even comment, that you are not like a 外人 whether you are 外国人 or not.
Dec
17
awarded  Critic
Dec
17
comment Is there a form for “I have never heard of”?
Is this grammatical? 宮崎賢治は聞いたことがありません。
Dec
17
comment Why are there 3 ways of writing in Japanese?
I think a similar question could be, "Why are there two alphabets, lower and upper case, used for English? Why are Latin and Greek words incorporated into Enlglish when perfectly good English words to express the same concepts exist? Is there a logical reason behind this or just tradition?"
Jun
25
comment Where does なう on Twitter come from?
(I think this word stands out more to English speakers as it seems as if the announcer is going to start speaking in English. "Now,..")
Jun
25
answered Where does なう on Twitter come from?
Jun
23
comment What is the most natural way to refer to someone when you don't know their name and don't have a close relationship with them?
I name badge would have made things a long easier...
Jun
23
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
22
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Jun
22
asked What is the most natural way to refer to someone when you don't know their name and don't have a close relationship with them?
Jun
18
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Jun
8
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Jun
8
answered When is the katakana form of wo (ヲ) used?
Jun
7
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