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Katakana City

thomas

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New Yamanashi city to be named Minami-Arupusu

japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=230040
 

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Somebody is smoking dope.

Difinition of "city" needs to be re-examined ...
This new city is ripping off "Niseko" which isn't a city but 1 of 2 I've heard that there was another "non-city" down in Honshu (the main island) but I never could remember the name.

Most like this new city is aiming for a noteriety to boost tourist counts.

lolo ... give me a break.
 
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It took me a while to catch the meaning of "arupusu", hehe...
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@ arupusu
hahaha!
that reminds me of this time when i was looking for a Mariah Carey CD in Japan. i had to look for it in katakana and i had a lot of trouble til i could find it, take a look: maraiya kyarii, all written in katakana... :p
 

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南アルプス市 is only city named in katakana, newspaper said.

@ Mariah Carey = マライヤ キャリー :)
 

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There's a city in Saitama that's in hiragana.
And the not a city but a town or village in Hokkaido is Niseko.

hehe, but Minami Alps is cheating. It's not a true all katakana name ;) It uses a Kanji so boo-boo no go. Suskino in Sapporo is susuki in hiragana and no is in Kanji.

oh well, it's a good publicity ploy though.
 
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