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bio website kunststube.net
location Tokyo, Japan
age 31
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
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More or less independent web dude washed ashore in Japan.
More or less recently more less than more.

Fluent in conversational Japanese with a strong interest in languages,
not very academically trained though.
On the level of reading light novels for fun.


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comment ニッポン? Why Kana?
Pretty much the same thing, yes. I wouldn't go as far as saying "breaking a rule" though. Simply, in English and the current tech culture, lowercase logos seem cool and modern. In Japanese, katakana simply feel stronger and more energetic. If you know the feeling of writing those letters by hand, katakana can be written very quickly and energetically, while the fine balance of kanji requires more restraint and grace. It's simply those more or less unconscious connections everyone makes that make them feel differently when reading it.
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accepted Why is 五右衛門 read “goemon”?
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