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Is it true step-sibling is translated the same as sibling-in-law?

The short answer is yes, the same word is used for step siblings and siblings-in-law. After all, step siblings are just siblings in legal terms, so I don't think it is particularly odd. For simplicity,...
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Is Japan's サラダ油 ("salad oil") roughly equivalent to america's vegetable/olive oil?

Yes, it is generally flavorless, cheaper oil sold in large bottles. In terms of cooking, it should be close to vegetable oil (if what you mean by that fits the description of 1). I think people use ...
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