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Acting as a Bridge
July 7

Acting as a Bridge

All my life, I’ve been bumping into situations where I need to explain a certain phrase, idiom, or concept to a person coming from a country outside Japan. And every time I would say to myself, “Was that the correct way to put it?” But the answer is (from my experience) …there’s NO correct answer. It’s all about understanding the person you’re talking to and coming up with a creative explanation.

Raja Pradhan
Raja Pradhan