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Did the Japanese have a word for surrender before WWII?

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How close was the Japanese writing system from becoming abolished after World War II?

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Why does 丈夫 and 大丈夫 mean what they mean?

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Is it possible to tell whether a word is kanji or hiragana without reading it?

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Why don't radicals have the same definition for all kanji?

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Can genki be pronounced as henki?

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How did 家, 手, and 士 come to be included in the names of professions?

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Why are し/ち transliterated as 'shi'/'chi', and not 'si'/'ti'?

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How do you use 「どうか」 to mean please?

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Why is "Xy" pronounced as "Ki Shi" in Xylitol「キシリトール」?

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Evil twins and other tropes

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Why aren't マンション mansions? Or are they?

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i-adjective specific intensifiers/qualifiers? e.g. 物凄い {ものすごい}

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Why is there 丼 {どんぶり} in 丼勘定 {どんぶりかんじょう}?

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What is the breakdown of countries where loan words originate?

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How did the verb 掛ける come to have many meanings?

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How and when do Japanese children learn kanas and kanji?

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Why was both katakana and hiragana created?

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How is Japanese regulated by the Japanese government and any other organizations?

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Are there any rules for choosing between おお and おう?

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Why importing words from other languages rather than building new ones from existing kanji?

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What does it mean when newspapers give furigana for 常用{じょうよう} kanji?

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Why are い-adjectives often used as nouns?

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なにかと思ったら meaning

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へうげもの - Hyouge Mono?

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Are the meanings of 煙 and 烟 identical?

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Analyzing sentences like 日本がピンチだ and 明日は雨だ

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Clarification of hard to understand Japanese Mahjong rule

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What determines whether a word gets a kanji compound or katakana?

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Is the difference between On and Kun readings greater than just the pronunciation of the character?