By TOKO TANAKA/ Staff Writer
July 22, 2021 at 07:00 JST
This screenshot from Yuko Takeda’s video shows how a typical phrase used at a vaccination venue, “Dangle your arm and ease the tension” (top two lines), can be paraphrased into a Yasashii Nihongo (plain Japanese) equivalent, “Your arm should be like this. Ease the tension” (bottom two lines). (Provided by Juntendo University)
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