At the end of the 18th century, Russian, English, and American ships started coming to Japan to ask the bakuhu to open the country to them but the bakufu rejected their requests and stuck to a policy of isolation."A0000372", "2261908"
In a frenzy to cling to unique ideas about how unique Japanese people are, many still cling to ancient superstitions and role models because they provide a clear sense of purpose and promote a belief in the inherent superiority of one's race and culture.〔【出典】Hiragana Times, 1997年2月号◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"HT124132", "2358273"
"Those countries which persist in pursuing such an obscene punishment are steadily isolating themselves from the international community, becoming a hard core that we need to challenge with increased assertiveness," said Cordone, welcoming the cooperation between civil society, governments and inter-governmental organizations in the fight to rid the world of the death penalty.〔【出典】アムネスティ発表国際ニュース（2010年2月25日） 〕
"Well, I don't insist upon it.〔【出典】日英対訳文・対応付けデータ（独立行政法人情報通信研究機構）〕"_EMPTY02", "2181871"
I conclude, therefore that, fortune being changeful and mankind steadfast in their ways, so long as the two are in agreement men are successful, but unsuccessful when they fall out.〔【出典】日英対訳文・対応付けデータ（独立行政法人情報通信研究機構）〕"_PRI2-25", "2331731"
Only the hard-core Marxists insisted that it wasn't good enough.）〔【出典】日英対訳文・対応付けデータ（独立行政法人情報通信研究機構）〕"_HOMES21", "2425771"
Why does Japan persist in following this out-dated approach to international trade when it really only reduces the quality of life of the Japanese consumer it claims to help.〔【出典】Hiragana Times, 1993年11月号◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"HT085007", "2568585"
Why am I so adamant about this?〔【出典】Hiragana Times, 1994年1月号◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"HT087052", "2568246"
Many of the older Portuguese in Strathroy seemed satisfied to stick to the Portuguese language and customs, and in doing so they probably provided their children and grandchildren a fair reflection of Portuguese culture.〔【出典】『バイリンガル・子育て法』（スティーブン・ベリエ著）◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"YA09-042", "2398941"
They were viewed as sticking to the French language, not trying to speak the local languages, being impolite and lacking broad-mindedness.〔【出典】Hiragana Times, 2007年8月号◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"HT250006", "2528938"