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Japan, after the Meiji era and the end of the era of isolation, started import many ideas and innovations from the west.  During and after the Russo-Japanese war, Japan was experiencing a wave of nationalism which spanned 4 decades.  Japan began invading and occupying China, Korea and...

If the question is "Ii tenki desu ne?," it would be "Pleasant weather (today), huh?"  But "Kyou (ha), tenki ga ii desu ka" would have the meaning "Is the weather nice today?." I think this site doesn't support Japanese, so romaji, or a link elsewhere...

In Japan, it may depend on the region, cosmopolitan nature of the individual, and your attitude toward your audience. In large cities, foreigners are common, and more readily embraced.  In smaller communities, outsiders might experience a degree of rejection, but a positive attitude and...