Michael Gakuran

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| Jun 30, 2010

Mastering the gentle art of arguing in Japanese

“I’d like to have an argument, please.” “Certainly, sir. Have you been here before?” Many people are familiar with comedy group Monty Python’s famous “Argument Clinic” sketch. A man walks in looking for an argument and receives a series of petty yes-no contradictions. “In ...