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Why do the Japanese suck at learning English?

Language | BILINGUAL Jun 19, 2018

Why do the Japanese suck at learning English?

by Kaori Shoji

It's been said time and again: 日本人は英語がダメ (Nihonjin wa Eigo ga dame, The Japanese are terrible at English). In spite of the strong emphasis on 英語教育 (Eigo kyōiku, English education) instilled in a rigorous school system and the numerous 英会話学校 (Eikaiwa gakkō, English conversation schools) ...

Honda happy to return to Russia

Soccer / World Cup Jun 19, 2018

Honda happy to return to Russia

by Sean Miyaguchi

Having won a slew of trophies with Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow, this World Cup is a happy homecoming of sorts for Keisuke Honda. Honda, who joined CSKA in January 2010, helped the team win back-to-back first-division titles in 2013 and 2014. It also captured two ...

Brooks Koepka repeats as U.S. Open champion

More Sports / Golf Jun 19, 2018

Brooks Koepka repeats as U.S. Open champion

One was about power. The other was about patience. Brooks Koepka has a game for the U.S. Open no matter the course, no matter the test, no matter the circumstances. He never lost hope when he began his title defense with a 75 and was 7-over ...

Brazil held to draw by Switzerland at World Cup

Soccer / World Cup Jun 19, 2018

Brazil held to draw by Switzerland at World Cup

APBrazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia. The five-time champion was held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0. Serbia got ...

Mexico stuns champion Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener

Soccer / World Cup Jun 19, 2018

Mexico stuns champion Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener

Defending champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated by history and ran out 1-0 winners in a thrilling Group F opener. A shaky warmup campaign had called into question ...