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Title Teaser
一目惚 Love at first sight 一目惚 Love at first sight
お世辞 flattery, kissing up

flattery, kissing up
未確認飛行物体 Unidentified Flying Object

Unidentified Flying Object
Volume 6: You may be Watching too Many Jidai Geki IF... A simple test to find out if you are a jidai-junkie
Volume 5: The Great いらず Collection Today we will look at a few set or idiomatic phrases using いらず don't need.
Volume 4: Kanji Form Categories 六書: What is it? Today we will look at how etymology of kanji are categorized. That is, there are 6 ways the ancient Chinese used to explain how each kanji is put together.
Volume 3: Letters to Kotoba Zamurai's Little Brother The Defender of what is right, the corrector of already correct Japanese, That's right, it's "Letters to Kotoba Zamurai's little brother" time!
Volume 2: Useless Questions for Today In This Day and Age, Totally Useless Questions
Here are a few questions that once stirred the heart of every Japanese, but today are no longer in debate...

The Kotoba Zamurai Archives
"Kotoba zamurai" articles are written to be "a non-systematic approach to learning unusual, but useful words." While these not-so-serious articles are written with the upper-beginner to intermediate in mind, even beginners should be able to get something out of them. If not, I may have wasted 15 minutes of your life... I will leave it up to you to take the chance.

Murphy's Law in Japanese A few important Murphy's Law statements in Japanese
Common Questions at Elementary Schools A few common questions elementary school students are bound to ask you.
The Top Ten Reasons Why You Were Late For The Meeting Some very good excuses for the modern slacker.
カタカナ語 Interesting Pronunciations A look at a few unusual (to the beginner) pronunciations of katakana-ized English.
A Blizzard of Snow Words Learn several useful vocabulary words relating to snow
Samurai Page How to sound like a samurai (almost)
Clay in Japan Warning: not too educational
Natto NattouThe story of Clay's introduction to this traditional Japanese food. Everything (and more) you would ever care to know.
The Various Degrees of Politeness A short example of the various levels of politeness
Screws in Japanese A screwdriver should be such a simple instrument and yet there are two irritating types: Flathead and Phillips. (Actually there are more...) If I need a Phillips, I have a flathead screwdriver. If I need a flathead…
Top 10 words needed when talking to a Japanese elementary school student! A not so serious look at essential Japanese vocabulary words for working at a Japanese elementary school.

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