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JAPAN REFERENCE BULLETIN VII/04 - December 1, 2004
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I. Site News
II. Japan Forum Updates
III. New Links in the Japan Directory



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I. SITE NEWS
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o NEWS FROM JAPAN

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o JAPAN CLASSIFIEDS
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o New articles :

- JAPAN SIGHTSEEING GUIDE
Complete guide to the most interesting areas of Japan. Don't miss it. You
don't need to buy a guidebook anymore.

New places listed this month include: Shimabara, Takachiho, Dazaifu,
Iwakuni, Matsuyama, Kochi, Takamatsu, Tokushima, Koyasan, Yoshino &
Ominesan, Kumano Sanzan, Iga Ueno, Hikone, Takaosan, Chichibu-Tama
National Park, Chuzenji & Nikko National Park, Mito, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Mt
Bandai, Dewa Sanzan, Hiraizumi, kakunodate, Lake Tazawa, Akita, Lake
Towada & Oirase Valley and Osorezan.

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KYOTO GUIDE

Over 20 sightseeing areas covered and new clickable map of the city !

=> https://jref.com/practical/kyoto.shtml

TOKYO GUIDE

Updated. New Tokyo Theme Guide includes :

o History => https://jref.com/practical/tokyo_edo_history.shtml
o Geography =>
https://jref.com/practical/tokyo_administration_geography.shtml
o Parks & Gardens => https://jref.com/practical/tokyo_parks_gardens.shtml
o Aquariums > https://jref.com/practical/tokyo_aquariums.shtml

Updated areas :

o Ginza, Yurakucho => https://jref.com/practical/ginza.shtml
o Otemachi, Marunouchi => https://jref.com/practical/marunouchi.shtml
o Shiodome, Hamarikyu => https://jref.com/practical/shimbashi.shtml

GLOSSARY
Explanation of Japanese terms, names, history and culture

=> https://jref.com/glossary/

New detailed pages include : Shinto, sumo and samurai.

CULTURE

o Detailed guide of Japanese History by periods (15 new pages) :
=> https://jref.com/culture/japanese_history_timeline.shtml

o Guide to Japanese Buddhism (8 new pages) :
=> https://jref.com/culture/japanese_buddhism.shtml

0 Japanese traditional calendar
=> https://jref.com/culture/japanese_traditional_calendar.shtml

JAPANESE LANGUAGE

o Useful expressions in Japanese
=> https://jref.com/language/japanese_common_phrases.shtml

o Japanese Writing system
=>
https://jref.com/language/japanese_writing_system_kanji_hiragana_katakana_romaji.shtml

o Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji tutorials
=> https://jref.com/language/hiragana.shtml

o Japanese Grammar
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o Politeness levels in Japanese
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II. JAPAN FORUM UPDATES
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Threads posted most recently


Title: "What is the meaning of だってばよ?" (Date Posted 30-11-04 by seasurfer)
o 3 Replies, 57 Views, Last Post: 10:57, 30-11-04 by Scrivener
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13353

Title: "Latest Fashion Craze" (Date Posted 30-11-04 by CGPGroup)
o 11 Replies, 121 Views, Last Post: 21:31, 30-11-04 by Bob in Iowa
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13352

Title: "Greetings from the heart of darkest Iowa" (Date Posted 30-11-04 by Bob in Iowa)
o 11 Replies, 82 Views, Last Post: 16:50, 30-11-04 by King of Tokyo
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13351

Title: "More Japanese men prefer sitting whizzes" (Date Posted 30-11-04 by RockLee)
o 4 Replies, 48 Views, Last Post: 13:09, 30-11-04 by Lina Inverse
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13350

Title: "Arawaza meaning" (Date Posted 30-11-04 by Tsuki)
o 8 Replies, 127 Views, Last Post: 17:39, 30-11-04 by Pox
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13347

Title: "Thinking about an exchange student year in Japan" (Date Posted 29-11-04 by chiefen)
o 12 Replies, 117 Views, Last Post: 17:40, 30-11-04 by Ewok85
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13345

Title: "Japanese Windows XP" (Date Posted 29-11-04 by atkjhi)
o 10 Replies, 124 Views, Last Post: 15:38, 30-11-04 by alloverjapan
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13335

Title: "How am I responsible?!?!?!" (Date Posted 29-11-04 by mecharmor23)
o 14 Replies, 116 Views, Last Post: 18:52, 30-11-04 by Duo
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13334

Title: "Lost in Translation? ( I'm nihongo impaired! Please help! )" (Date Posted 28-11-04 by RoninH)
o 5 Replies, 114 Views, Last Post: 02:19, 30-11-04 by RoninH
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13330

Title: "How did Modern Japan make economic growth in pre-war?" (Date Posted 28-11-04 by omi9)
o 1 Replies, 41 Views, Last Post: 00:38, 29-11-04 by Mandylion
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13327

Title: "Need some info on Miyavi" (Date Posted 28-11-04 by MexicanBatman)
o 3 Replies, 29 Views, Last Post: 17:40, 28-11-04 by Jyuu_Niikura
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13325

Title: "hoshi/chikyuu confusion" (Date Posted 28-11-04 by okaeri_man)
o 6 Replies, 103 Views, Last Post: 12:56, 29-11-04 by GaijinPunch
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13321

Title: "Ladies: What works for you?" (Date Posted 28-11-04 by Brooker)
o 33 Replies, 355 Views, Last Post: 22:31, 30-11-04 by Miss_apollo7
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13317

Title: "Final Fantasy signs with Microsoft" (Date Posted 27-11-04 by Winter)
o 18 Replies, 163 Views, Last Post: 21:49, 30-11-04 by digicross
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13305

Title: "Gyms in Japan (Hokkaido)" (Date Posted 26-11-04 by Meshane)
o 8 Replies, 100 Views, Last Post: 05:28, 27-11-04 by Meshane
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13290

Title: "20% of Japanese University student with 13 to 15 year-old reading abilities" (Date Posted 25-11-04 by Maciamo)
o 8 Replies, 139 Views, Last Post: 00:00, 29-11-04 by Maciamo
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13283

Title: "Yaki Imo" (Date Posted 25-11-04 by Bob in Iowa)
o 6 Replies, 106 Views, Last Post: 06:50, 28-11-04 by Bob in Iowa
o https://jref.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13276


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STATISTICS:
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o 1,279 New Members
o 1,161 New Threads
o 16,088 New posts
o 23 New Polls


III. NEW LINKS IN THE JAPAN DIRECTORY
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Japanese Green Tea Hibiki-an
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Idiots in Japan
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Taiji Town
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Nihon Bunka
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Tokyo International Forum
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Supreme Anime
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Jpidol.net
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Promenades in Chiyoda-ku
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Walking in Tokyo
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