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Friday, February 18, 2005

Office observations 4

An emai in work inbox today told me that Shizuoka is going to become a designated city

Which means for the people of the city that they will now have 区's

But this is signifigant because 区's (ku) pretty much are a mark of urbanity. Japan is funny that way, you can really tell about where someone is from by the terms they use. People that have 区役所 (kuyakusho) roll out of their mouth when talking to you, oh the sound so urban. On the other hand, people who talk about 役場 (yaku ba's), which are only in non-cities/designated cities gives the opposite feeling.


At 6:02 AM, Blogger sarah said...

Hooray for Shizuoka. Many years ago, I lived in a cho... far beneath even a ku.


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