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Old 01-08-2008, 08:39 PM   #33
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Re: Sempai kohai differences

Christian Schnarr wrote: View Post
One interesting point: The person who has started with you is also classified sempai.
Usually in Japanese culture with which I am personally familiar, a person who started with you (or is in the same grade in school) would be considered a douhai 同輩. I'm not aware of a situation where someone who is your contemporary/colleague would be considered as sempai.

-- Jun

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