The onset of summer is no excuse to stop learning. In this year’s session, we will address Quantum Physics. Be here each Monday morning through July and August for a new lesson in the nine part series, covering graduate level physics concepts with grade school math, or no math at all. The first lesson: Classical Thinking: Why Does It Fail?

This is a free online dictionary for learning the Kanji of Japanese used in daily life. You can lookup the details and pronunciations of the Kanji. Each Kanji is presented by a grade, a stroke count, an enlarging image with Kyokasho (Kyoukasho) font, stroke order, radical, English meaning, On-yomi (phonetic reading), Kun-yomi (native Japanese reading), the example of each reading, and Irregular reading. Moreover by the audio files, you can listen to the pronunciation of reading, example, and Irregular reading. These audio files are pronounced by native speaker of Japanese. An accent and intonation are Tokyo Style which is the most standard pronunciation in Japan. (Reference: NHK Japanese pronouncing dictionary)

Now you can search 3222 Kanji. These Kanji include the Joyo (Jouyou) Kanji (grade 1-7, 1945 characters), and Jinmei Kanji (grade 8, 895 characters), and grade 9 Kanji used in daily life. *All the Kanji lists and available contents included in this dictionary.

On June 7th, the Cultural Council, under the Agency for Cultural Affairs, formally submitted their proposal for the revision of the official list of kanji for common use, increasing the character count by nearly ten percent in order to match the Japanese language with the digital age, Japanese media reports have indicated.


The number has not always been 1,945 characters, the Mainichi noted. A list of 1,962 characters was set in 1923, and then reduced to 1,858 characters in 1931. In 1942, during the nationalistic fever of WWII, the number popped up 2,528 characters, but was then brought back down to 1,850 in 1946.

The board is to vote on a sweeping purge of alleged liberal bias in Texas school textbooks in favour of what Dunbar says really matters: a belief in America as a nation chosen by God as a beacon to the world, and free enterprise as the cornerstone of liberty and democracy.


Several changes include sidelining Thomas Jefferson, who favoured separation of church and state, while introducing a new focus on the "significant contributions" of pro-slavery Confederate leaders during the civil war.

The new curriculum asserts that "the right to keep and bear arms" is an important element of a democratic society. Study of Sir Isaac Newton is dropped in favour of examining scientific advances through military technology.

There is also a suggestion that the anti-communist witch-hunt by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s may have been justified.

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One of the reasons the accusation was upheld was that Joe Galloway made another representation that was proven false by BSkyB's lawyers – that he had a degree from Concordia College in the US Virgin Islands.

Galloway gave detailed evidence on how he took plane journeys between the islands and attended a college there.

But while questioning Galloway in court, Mark Howard QC managed to obtain exactly the same degree as Galloway from Concordia College for his dog "Lulu" with one key difference – the dog got a higher mark.

Both Galloway and the dog received a letter from the vice-chancellor of Concordia College saying:

“Mr Galloway / Lulu demonstrated that he/she is prepared and fully equipped to add valuable apprenticeship to our institution’s activities by means of talented and profoundly investigated subject treatment."

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