The term “imi” means something ominous. Therefore, this imi-kotob... ... middle of paper ... ... the long history of Japan. Also, Japanese people do not realize that they are unconsciously using a sexist language. The systematic society of Japan automatically creates the social norms. Japan still has fairly large gender difference compared to Western countries.
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