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Japanese in Depth vol. 2

Shigekatsu Yamauchi

Copyright 2006 by Shigekatsu Yamauchi

Smashwords Edition

11. The world is; therefore, I am

By Shigekatsu Yamauchi

President of ICI (the International Communication Institute)

In a previous article we saw that there are more than 2,000 ways to say, “I am a cat” in Japanese, each with a different shade of meaning. This was shown to be partly due to the many ways of saying “I”. Today we will discuss some further implications of this mindset.

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