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JAPAN REFERENCE BULLETIN III/04 - May 08 2004
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Contents

I. Site News
II. Japan Forum Updates
III. New Links in our Directory

I. SITE NEWS
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o CHAT ! Japan Reference launches its "chat" on the forum.
All members are welcome to join.
A great way to make new friends and discuss freely whatever you want !
=> https://jref.com/forum/chat.php?

o New articles :

Culture

- Japanese houses compared to European ones (by Maciamo)
Did you know that Japanese houses had no cellar or loft ?
Why do Japanese houses have air conditioning but no insulation ?
=> https://jref.com/culture/japanese_houses.shtml

- Japan and WWII : Asian hegemony (by Maciamo)
Why did Japan invade other Asian countries ?
How did Japan and Germany become allies ?
Invasion of South-East Asia and attack on Pearl Harbor...
Read this => https://jref.com/culture/Japan_WWII_Asian_hegemony.shtml

Practical

- Tokyo's architecture : from wooden hovels to skyscrapers (by Maciamo)
Brief history of Tokyo's architecture.
Include guide to Tokyo's best viewpoints !
=>https://jref.com/practical/Tokyo_architecture_skyscrapers.shtml

Society

- Japan Fact Sheet (by Maciamo)
What's the average home ownership in Japan ?
How many foreigners of each nationality live in Japan ?
Who governs Japan ?
=> https://jref.com/society/japan_fact_sheet.shtml

Language

- Personal pronouns in Japanese (by Maciamo)
Ore wa ? Boku wa ? Washi mo sou omou ? Nanda omae wa ?
Lost among the dozens of Japanese pronouns (I, you, he, she...) ?
Check this and master the diferences in gender and politeness for each of them !
=> https://jref.com/language/japanese_personal_pronouns.shtml

- How to use Japanese suffixes (by Maciamo)
San, sama, dono, chan, kun, sempai, sensei, heika, etc. all explained !
=>https://jref.com/language/japanese_suffixes.shtml

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II. JAPAN FORUM UPDATES
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- J-BOT is back ! Ask anything you want to Japan Reference's AI web robot
=> https://jref.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=89
- Partenership with "Forum Japon" for the French section
- More new smilies have been uploaded.

Threads posted most recently

Title : "Japanese food vs... the World !" (posted by ascate)
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?t=8541

Title : "UNESCO heritage bid challenged over gender bias" (posted by Hachiko)
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?p=81897#post81897

Title : "Japanese pilot dozes off twice during 1h flight" (posted by Maciamo)
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?p=80679#post80679

Title : "Visa trick" (posted by Stets)
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?t=8579

Title : "Ryokan/Hot Spring Bathing" (posted by Mandylion)
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?t=8583

Title : "Gifts to bring...???" (posted by Nikorasu85)
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?t=8546

Title : "is nova really that bad ?" (posted by july)
0 https://jref.com/showthread.php?t=8533

Title : "Comparing airlines" (posted by Chipi)
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?t=8407

Title : "Would you stay with such a lover ?" (posted by Maciamo)
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?t=8435

Title : "Chinese chef sacked 12 times wins animal rights award" (posted by Maciamo)
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?t=8569

Title : "Israeli & Palestinian Conflict" (posted by DoctorNO)
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?t=8551

Title : "What makes you happy ?" (posted by Rachel)
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?t=8471


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