Yoichi Oishi

Japan

Age: 82

I'm living in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan. I worked in both local and multi-national advertising agencies for 40 years. After retiring ad agency, I studied Chinese language (now almost forgotten) in a Beijing university one and a half year. Then coming back to Japan, I worked as a freelance marketing consultant. I'm now totally retired. I still keep learning English and reading English news papers everyday to be abreast with trends du jour. I like travel and photographing. I'm living with my wife as an empty-nester.

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comment What does “sunset” mean when used as a verb?
I learnt that a similar question was posed on the sunset of a civil act in 2005 by Kiamialuno in February 2011. I don’t object closing this question. But I think this question will serve for the users who weren’t aware of the particular usage of this word and also the alerted 4-year ago question. 8 up-votes and 1,000+ views at present tell there are many users who aren't aware of the previous question. I’m also relieved to know that it’s no wonder for me not to know the legal meaning of sunset when even a veteran EL&U user of 336k wasn’t very sure of jargonistic usage of this word.
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comment What does “Legacy of the void” in terms of “Gray tsunami” mean?
@Andrew Grimm. Yes "tsunami" is used metaphoricall for the things that massively emerge or arrive. e.g. Every sight-seeing site in Japan is innundated by the tsunami of Chinese tourists during the lunar new year season.
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comment What does “sunset” mean when used as a verb?
@kris. I checked other dictionaries as a hindsight. Oxford Concise English Dictionary contains definition 3. as a North American usage:(as modifier) denoting a clause or provision under which an agency or progrmme is to be disbanded or terminated at the end of a fixed period unless it is formally renewed. Anyway it doesn't seem to be the word everybody uses casually in daily talk.
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accepted What does “hype job” mean?
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comment What does “hype job” mean?
@Hot Licks. It sounds like a cosmetic job to me.
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asked What does “hype job” mean?
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accepted Is “throw guns into a hot stove” a common phrase or just one-off figurative expression?
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comment Is “throw guns into a hot stove” a common phrase or just one-off figurative expression?
Loaded guns explode in the hot stove, but unloadd guns don't add fire.
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revised Is “throw guns into a hot stove” a common phrase or just one-off figurative expression?
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revised Is “throw guns into a hot stove” a common phrase or just one-off figurative expression?
added 102 characters in body; edited title
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revised Is “throw guns into a hot stove” a common phrase or just one-off figurative expression?
added 102 characters in body; edited title
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asked Is “throw guns into a hot stove” a common phrase or just one-off figurative expression?
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comment Are there similar expressions to the Japanese saying “I want to die on a tatami mat”?
Not really. No Japanese use 'to die on a tatami mat' in the way as you describe. "Daijirin -大辞林”、one of the most reputable Japanese language dictionanries published by Sanseido Inc. has a heading of '畳の上で死ぬ -to die on a tatami mat' and defines it as "事故などで不慮の死を遂げるのではなくて、家で穏やかに死ぬ” meaning 'to die peacefully at home, not dying 'unwillingly' out of home (by accident, fight, natural desasters, and so on).' as I wrote in my question. Use of tatami for Taekwondo is just incidental. It's being used for the floor of tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and zen meditation, all very peaceful exercises.
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awarded Notable Question
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accepted What does “Anyone who is married” mean in “Anyone who is married should know that facts and logic are not always helpful to one’s cause”?
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