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Is there an equivalent of the Harvard sentences for Japanese?

Not an exact equilvalent but a similar dataset in Japanese is ATR 503 sentences. Instead of single phonemes, it is balanced for two-phoneme sequences and three-phoneme sequences. ATR stands for ...
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Is there an equivalent of the Harvard sentences for Japanese?

Looks like there is no set of standard sentences that is exactly like Harvard Sentences, but: If you are looking for phrases for testing radio connection, that would be 本日は晴天なり. This is an "...
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Why does 本仕込 contain rendaku but 本絞り does not?

Rendaku usually doesn't happen when the second component already contains a voiced syllable. しぼり already has ぼ, and this is why it won't become じぼり. See: Rules or criteria for 連濁: Voiced or unvoiced ...
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How to convert Japanese Kana to IPA phonetics?

The IPA notation for each hiragana is listed on Wikipedia. However, the table only shows how the character is typically pronounced in isolation. As pointed out in the comments section, please be aware ...
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Is there an equivalent of the Harvard sentences for Japanese?

For completeness, here's the full set of the ATR 503 sentences mentioned in Yusuke's answer, collected from the ATR503 Twitter bot: A01: あらゆる現実を、すべて自分のほうへねじ曲げたのだ。 A02: 一週間ばかり、ニューヨークを取材した。 A03: ...
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Accent pattern of ています

It is タ↓ベテ・イ↑マ↓ス theoretically. (The same question on goo) But similar to the following question, the rise before マ is not full, so it is felt more like タ↓ベテ・イマ↓ス Do Negative Downstepped i-adj's have ...
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What syllables can cause Sokuon?

contraction of certain syllables into gemination (the sound change is called [促音化]{そくおんか}) is something that happens all the time in Japanese, from the ~て form of verbs, to the prefix ぶっ~ from ぶち~ as ...
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How are unvoiced vowels represented in IPA?

IPA has the devoicing diacritic ◌̥ (ring below) — you can see this used in the narrow transcriptions on Wiktionary for Japanese words that have devoicing such as 好き.
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