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thanks yuri san.. i guess there's a lot of things to improve on, but i wouldnt want to trouble you to that extend. its pretty long so i'll try to work hard on it by myself! if you have any questions about english sentences, grammar, etc, be sure to ask and i'll help! (:
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...if you have any questions about english sentences, grammar, etc, be sure to ask and i'll help! (:
That *is* what this thread of hers is about, I believe...


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確認なんですが、不始末をしたのは、日本政府というこ とでいいでしょうか?
不始末、というのは、つまり失敗ということですので、 だれの失敗か書かないと、文章にならないので。

それから、日本語の原稿だけだと、意味がわからないと ころが多々あるので、もし英語の原稿があったら、それ もつけていただけるとより正しく文を直せると思うので すが。
hi yuri, i guess i should let you take a look at my essay after all. i think it'll help you with your english. you dont have to correct my oral speech alright? i'll try to work on it myself (: if there's anything you want me to explain in my essay regarding grammar/vocab, feel free to ask (:

Since the end of the World War 2, Japan's economy had risen from her ashes like that of the phoenix. Having much of her infrastructure and industries destroyed by American bombing, Japan's GNP was at a mere 4.2% of the US economy. By 1980, Japan had overtaken all European economies and stood at roughly 40% of US GNP. Many factors contributed towards Japan's post war boom. These include American military protection, reconstruction spending, MITI and the availability of cheap funds due to high household savings. Yet, Japan's economy suffered a major crisis in the 1990s, as a result of バブル景気, where real estate and stock prices are highly inflated, and this continued onto a decade of stagnation, deflation and little economic growth. Until recently, Japan's economy had not truly recovered and suffered another hit due to the global financial crisis in late 2008.

Japan's recovery after the war ended was bolstered by American military spending and protection, which contributed to the economy's GDP and spared the government from high defense spending. Japan's growth was also partly made up by reconstruction efforts as the war decimated much of Japan's factories, roads and citites, and it took many years to bring Japan's economy back to pre-war levels. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry was key to Japan's economic growth. By formalizing cooperation with the private sector, MITI was able to guide the direction of Japan's economy. The coordination of various industries and players from the private sector such as the keiretsu, meant that national production goals and private economic goals were often both achieved hand in hand. Furthermore, MITI was able to provide cheap funds by setting up the Japan Development Bank and subsequently introducing the Fiscal Investment and Loan Plan, which drew upon high household savings in Japan. Lastly, MITI imported technology cheaply, which vastly improved productivity and hence contributed to the success of Japan's manufacturing sector, and its dominance in high technology manufacturing in our current day. The favourable conditions of good relations between the government and the industries, low interest rates, a cheap yen, and capacity for productivity growth and industrial expansion all contributed towards the post war miracle of Japan's economy.

Yet, Japan entered the 1990s in a crisis due to its bubble economy, where real estate and stock prices were highly inflated. The bubble in asset prices led to a wave of investment in projects with very low returns, and the burst of the bubble inadvertently gave way to substantial corrections in asset prices followed by a period of weak investments. Domestic spending weakened as well, largely due to many households having suffered capital losses in the asset price crash. Productivity growth also slowed, and the 1998 Asian crisis caused a negative trade shock, which compounded the problems faced by Japan's ailing economy. The Bank of Japan failed to deal with the crisis quickly enough, as it did not prevent deflation from setting in and also failed to undertake measures that would enhance prospects for a return to positive inflation. The poor use of the monetary policy was demonstrated by BoJ, as it raised interest rates too soon when it should have maintained its ZIRP in 1997. Fiscal policy by the Government was also poorly judged in Japan. In 1997, Japan tightened its fiscal policy in the face of deflation and poor economic growth, preventing recovery from taking hold. The mismanagement of the economy by Japan possibly led to the lengthy malaise of the economy, characterized by stagnation and deflation. Most importantly, the government should have tried to boost private investment in the economy, in order to raise the level of activity in the economy and reduce its huge fiscal deficit. A further depreciation of the yen is probably not possible, as other countries have already complained about yen's undervaluation at that point of time.


The recent financial crisis have impacted Japan as well, despite the effects being slightly delayed. Reports early this year have shown that exports in Japan are falling, as well as industrial output, especially in the car and tech industries. Bankruptcies are on the rise and many companies are suffering net losses due to the falling demand from the US, continental Europe, and China. Unemployment figures have reached a 40-year peak, but the government has yet to show decisiveness in her economic policies. The weak political state of Japan is another hindrance, with 4 prime ministers in as many years. The government needs to put aside the differences between political parties, and work together to push through stimulus plans that will save Japan's economy.

As growth in Japan has been buoyed by increasing exports to the Chinese economy, Japan needs to re look at her relations with the rest of Asia. The integration of Japan and the rest of Asia can prove to be a strong economic union, akin to that of the European Union, but with notable differences. Asia will continue to be a key area of growth in the 21st century, and as more middle class consumers enter the market, Japan can target them as end consumers. Japan should also shed her xenophobia and open her doors to immigration, as foreign talent can be managed and used to fill up the pit holes left by her aging population. Today, Japan's economic recession continues to deepen, and economic growth is expected to slow further. The crisis can only be solved by coordinated efforts by the government and central bank to pump fiscal and monetary stimulus into the economy in the right places, and as well as move towards an Asian economic integration as one of the objectives to achieve within the next decade.
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Would you correct my English, please?


The New Swine Flu

The World Health Organization raised its global pandemic flu alert level from Phase 3 to Phase 4 on Monday. Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the deputy director general said that “a pandemic is not inevitable”
The number of deaths in Mexico suspected to have been caused by the new flu is 152 on Tuesday, and the number seems to continue to rise.
I believe that we don’t need to worry about a pandemic in the Northern Hemisphere at the moment because summer is coming. In Japan, rainy season will start within one month, and the likelihood of the spread of the virus will decrease when it’s humid.
One of the countries concerned should be New Zealand, which is in the Southern Hemisphere and having winter. In addition, there are some patients with suspected infection, but their cases seems to be mild.
A global worst-case scenario would be like this : Virus which survive for half a year in the Southern Hemisphere, alter mutationally to severely pathogenic while transmitting from human to human, and cause a full-on pandemic in the Northern Hemisphere in its next winter.
Let’s go to buy surgical masks, gargle and Vitamin C tablets!
Thank you!


Hello, I may not understand English very well and I may lack words but I will try to understand you.

If you have questions about my post or Japanese customs, don't hesitate to ask.

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hi yuri, i guess i should let you take a look at my essay after all. i think it'll help you with your english. you dont have to correct my oral speech alright? i'll try to work on it myself (: if there's anything you want me to explain in my essay regarding grammar/vocab, feel free to ask (:
Thank you for the English essay.
Good luck!


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If you have questions about my post or Japanese customs, don't hesitate to ask.

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04-29-2009, 11:06 AM

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Hi.
Would you correct my English, please?


The New Swine Flu

The World Health Organization raised its global pandemic flu alert level from Phase 3 to Phase 4 on Monday. Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the Deputy Director General, has said that “a pandemic is not inevitable”.
The number of deaths in Mexico suspected to have been caused by the new flu is 152 as of Tuesday and continues to rise.
I believe that we don’t need to worry about a pandemic in the Northern Hemisphere at the moment because it is almost summer. In Japan, the rainy season begins within one month. The humid weather of this season will reduce the likelihood of the virus spreading.
One of the countries concerned should be New Zealand, which is located in the Southern Hemisphere and is now in its winter season. Also, a certain number of patients who are suspected of having swine flu only have mild cases.
A global worst-case scenario would be like this: The virus would survive for half a year in the Southern Hemisphere, mutating into severely pathogenic strains via human-to-human transmittal. This would result in a full-on pandemic in the Northern Hemisphere next winter.
Let’s go buy surgical masks, mouthwash, and vitamin C tablets!
Thank you!
At the risk of sounding overly dismissive, my reaction to this swine flu outbreak is "Yup, we're all gonna die". If it's going to happen, it's going to happen no matter what precautions are taken. There will always be those individuals who will not practice proper hygiene habits in society who will pass on the virus to otherwise healthy individuals.

On the other hand, there will also be people (and I have read on another forum about them) who will be convinced everyone and everything around them are direct, blameable sources of infection. When a person is absolutely convinced that the server at a fast-food restaurant is a walking virus factory, no amount of sensible disagreement will make a difference.

Remember the SARS outbreak in Toronto.


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At the risk of sounding overly dismissive, my reaction to this swine flu outbreak is "Yup, we're all gonna die". If it's going to happen, it's going to happen no matter what precautions are taken. There will always be those individuals who will not practice proper hygiene habits in society who will pass on the virus to otherwise healthy individuals.

On the other hand, there will also be people (and I have read on another forum about them) who will be convinced everyone and everything around them are direct, blameable sources of infection. When a person is absolutely convinced that the server at a fast-food restaurant is a walking virus factory, no amount of sensible disagreement will make a difference.

Remember the SARS outbreak in Toronto.
Koir, thanks for correcting my English as always!
Was my post too serious? I’ve tried to sound light, but I seem to have failed.
You think “we're all gonna die”, I see. One of my friends said it’s a kind of doom.
Actually, I will resort to every possible means to survive even if it’s useless resistance, but I often eat fast-food.

May I write what you wrote in my blog? Your opinion will be very good with my post.


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Koir, thanks for correcting my English as always!
Was my post too serious? I’ve tried to sound light, but I seem to have failed.
No worries. I was just detailing how the media seems to want everyone to think every time something like this comes up. It's like the evil side of modern marketing...to convince people they need what you have, you first have to convince them they have a problem only you can solve.

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You think “we're all gonna die”, I see. One of my friends said it’s a kind of doom.
Yes. But it's largely a media-created sign of doom, compared to its real effect. Just keeping yourself clean and healthy is all you can do.

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Actually, I will resort to every possible means to survive even if it’s useless resistance, but I often eat fast-food.
Agreed. And I'll be thinking about that when I'm eating at Burger King after my last exam today

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Sure, Yuri-san. Have a great day!


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Sure, Yuri-san.
Thanks a lot!

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Koir, you too!


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Hi!
Would you correct my English, please?


Tenjin Bazaar

I went to a Tenjin Bazaar today.
Ten means sky and jin means god in this instance. (In many instances, sky is “sora” and god is “kami”.)
I don’t know why, but people sell used things at a front courtyard of a shrine and they call it “Tenjin Bazaar”.
The bazaar is a part of activities of community and most sellers are busier having a chat with friends and neighbors than selling things.
I saw a girl who seemed to be about 8 years old, was getting her mother a pink flashy dress like a doll’s dress. She won’t be able to wear it in town but on stage. In addition, it seemed to be a bit big for her, but her mother might have thought buying the dress as a toy, and it must have been cheap. The girl seemed to be very happy.
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