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Sun. Mar. 24 12:00-12:44(JST)
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Letters

Currently, at the peak of this age of social media and email, handwritten letters in which people can sense the warmth of the writer are popular. Letters are a tool full of thoughtfulness for the other. It's the perfect method of communication for Japanese people, who are known for their culture of hospitality. Japanese letters contain many expressions that are like haiku and tanka, such as salutations, closings, and seasonal greetings. Why are Japanese people so particular about letters that they obey such complex rules? We investigate from the perspective of foreigners.

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Sun. Mar. 31 18:00-18:44(JST)

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