• Yokohama, Kanagawa


Roger Pulvers’ Jan. 30 article, “Euphemisms may mask ruder instincts — or not,” was as interesting as his articles usually are. However, I feel that two aspects could have been emphasized a little stronger to bring more balance to the piece:

1. The article stuck closely to the stereotype (no less true for being so) that Japanese expression is very vague and that euphemisms are an important part of that.

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