Sister – distance

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I was shocked to hear how much my sister earned at the hostess bar. Her hourly rate was about 3,000 yen per hour, while her former job of washing dishes […]

Sister – change

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I went to visit her in Tokyo during my spring break. I was looking forward to going to Shibuya and Harajuku with her and buy cute clothes and stationaries. I […]

Sister – hurt

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In autumn, my sister came home suddenly. My mother picked her up at the station while I was swimming in the pool of a public gym. They sat in the […]

Sister – a man

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In the first summer, after my sister moved to Tokyo, she came back to visit home for the Bon festival week. She had lost some weight, and her well-shaped, bare […]

Sister – new life

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My sister rented a 4 1/2 tatami mat-size (about 9 x 9 square feet) apartment with a small kitchen and a communal toilet. There was no shower room, so she […]

Sister – betrayal

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To my eyes, my sister was a kind and righteous superhero. When we were little and were playing outside, I fell and cried. After consoling me, she offered me to […]

Sister – beauty

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My sister had a reputation for her beauty. She inherited strong and straight, long limbs from our grandfather. Her oval face was considered to be the ideal shape of Japanese […]

Sister – high school

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In the prefecture I grew up in, almost all public high schools were segregated by sex until I graduated in the late ’90s. My sister entered the same girls’ high […]

Sister – Grand Canyon

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When my sister turned 15, my parents sent her on a trip to America. The tour was operated by an organization associated with the church at which she had been […]

Sister – “apple”

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I was seven years old when my sister started learning English at church, and the language utterly fascinated me. As always, she flaunted me the words and phrases she learned […]