Archive for March 22nd, 2011

Japanese Word of the Day - badminton (noun)

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

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バドミントン (badominton) badminton (noun)

私の家族は毎年夏になると裏庭でバドミントンをする。
Watashi no kazoku wa maitoshi natsu ni naru to uraniwa de badominton o suru.
My family plays badminton in our back yard every summer.

バトミントンをする
badominton o suru
play badminton

裏庭でのバドミントン
uraniwa de no badominton
back yard badminton

バドミントンをする
badominton o suru
play badminton

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Help Japan and Other Helpful Links

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

All eyes are on Japan right now. We’ve put together a list of resources we have found particularly helpful over the past week. These links will help you get caught up, stay updated and offer ways to help Japan.

Our Story:
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English news from Japanese sources:

NHK World

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Wall Street Journal’s Japan Real Time Blog

BBC World News

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#jpquake
#jishin_e

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@TimeOutTokyo
@makiwi
@norishikata

Japan DisasterTwitter Cheat Sheet via The Wall Street Journal

Find Loved Ones:

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Language Assistance
Free Japanese Language Apps for Relief Workers

Disaster Related Vocabulary and Phrases

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Quick links to Japanese Red Cross Society, International Medical Corps, UNICEF and Save the Children