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{December 2, 2008}   Nomikai!!!

Yesterday my host mom told me that she will go to a nomikai later on today.  So, since I’ve learned about nomikai in class, I asked her how she felt about it.  The first thing she told me was that she didn’t want to go, especially since it is very expensive.  However, by going to these gatherings, her department and the department that she works with can build a better relationship.  Her department is mostly female dominant while the other one is mostly male.  Therefore, at times, both departments do not agree with each other.  So, these nomikai actually make their relationship more amiable.

For those who don’t know, nomikai is basically a drinking party where a group of coworkers goes out together to build a closer relationship with each other.  It is unique to the Japanese, I think.

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