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Help Tohoku at a charity crowd-sourced photo exhibition; check out a revised English-Japanese dictionary

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Updated dictionary

Kenkyusha, a major publisher in Japan, is releasing the third edition of its English-Japanese Dictionary for the General Reader.

As English is a rapidly changing, living language spoken all over the world, the revised version brings the dictionary up to date. Every entry in the previous editions, the first published in 1984 and the second in 1999, has been re-examined to improve the accuracy of definitions while adding to the dictionary with updates on words and current usage.

More than 10,000 new words, meanings and examples have been added. Thousands of existing entries have been reorganized and rewritten for easier user accessibility.

With approximately 280,000 words and phrases, including colloquial expressions and idioms, scientific and technical terms, proper names and English from around the world, this dictionary can fit the needs of those who read English for study, business or pleasure.

The dictionary’s editor-in-chief is Sakutaro Takahashi, a professor at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

The new edition will be available starting Aug. 28, priced at ¥10,500 for standard binding and ¥15,750 for leather binding. The prices include tax.

For more information, visit www.kenkyusha.co.jp.

Charity exhibitions

Crowd-sourced photos

My Japan, a crowd-sourced photographic initiative, will hold an exhibition of photographs from Aug. 18 through Sept. 18 at the restaurant Renn in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo.

After the unprecedented Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011, Japan has received huge support in various ways from both inside and outside Japan.

My Japan is a project led by volunteers who believe in the power of positive imagery to change attitudes. The goal of the project is to replace images of devastation with images of love, hope, beauty and joy to encourage people to visit and celebrate Japan and the people of Japan.

The project has collected more than 2,000 photos from amateur and professional photographers since it was started in May 2011. My Japan has exhibited the photographs throughout Tokyo, online and in print, in an ongoing effort to raise funds through the sale of the photographs for the nongovernmental organization JEN, which is taking part in the Tohoku relief effort, and to raise awareness of Japan’s beauty and culture.

The special opening day viewing will be from noon to 6 p.m. Dinner and drinks with the My Japan team will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 11 p.m.

For more information, visit www.myjapan.withtank.com.