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The Eyes and Nose Have It

Let's do a quiz! Match each Japanese expression to one meaning:

1. 目鼻 (めはな)     eyes + nose

a. perceptive person
b. sensory experience
c. shape, form
d. hills and valleys

2. 風味満点 (ふうみまんてん) ...

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On Deck

Essay 2115 on 枕 (Pillow) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

June 30: June newsletter!

July 1: essay...

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What's New

Now Out: Essay 2097 on 阪 (Osaka), 1 Revision, and 5 New-Monics

The 216th essay has posted! Essay 2097 on 阪 (Osaka; slope) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Enter the city of pleasure! This essay covers everything about Osaka, including its name,...

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JOK Notebook

Twisting People's Arms

Today I'm feeling ineffectual, having failed to break through to someone I adore about a crucial matter. It was an intervention of sorts, and people urged me to give it a go, so I did, but I simply didn't have what it took to reach the other person.

Given that context, it comes as a surprise to realize that the newly published...

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On Deck

Essay 2097 on 阪 (Osaka) Is Coming Next

Here's what you can expect in coming weeks on Joy o' Kanji:

June 24: essay 2097 on 阪 (Osaka; slope)

June 30...

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