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mini-me

mini-me  n.— «He has four deputies—“mini-me’s” as he calls them: Michelle Bang in Singapore for Asia ex-Japan, Andy Fay for Australia, Tsukasa Sekizaki for Japan and Dan Smaller in Dubai for the Middle East.» —“How DeAM has sourced $5...

difong kong

difong kong  n.— «First National Bank Botswana has now decided to fund the buying of second hand cars from Japan and Singapore. A few months ago, it was taboo to expect any bank to even listen to a request for finance to buy these...

little red dot

little red dot  n.— «Comparing Singapore with the United States, Japan and Australia, Goh said: “We are not in the same class. After all we are only three million people. Just a little red dot on the map. Where is the capacity to...

ding-ding

ding-ding n. a streetcar or trolley. Editorial Note: Athough this term is specific to Hong Kong, in Japan streetcars are sometimes called chin chin densha, meaning ‘ding ding trains.’ Etymological Note: Imitative of the sound of a bell. (source:...

koban

koban  n.— «The community-based Koban program is celebrating its 10th year. Since starting in 1995, the program has provided a “safe haven” for hundreds of youths while offering educational assistance, mentoring, life and...

shoshika

shoshika  n.— «The decline in Japan’s birth rate is so severe they have invented a word for it—”shoshika,” meaning a society without children.» —“Japan sounds alarm on birth rate” by Jonathan Head in...