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  • This extraordinary stoicism can be summed up by the Japanese word gaman, a concept that defies easy translation but broadly means calm forbearance, perseverance and poise in the face of adverse events beyond one's control.

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  • Among the most commonly heard expressions there, are gaman, to persevere or tough it out; gambaru, to do your best, to be strong; and shoganai, it cannot be helped, which expresses a sense of fatalism, Stewart says.

    U.S. donations not rushing to Japan

  • Thomas, a San Francisco native who runs the Toriizaka Art gallery in Tokyo, says she trusts that the Japanese ethos of gaman, a resilient spirit of endurance, will help the country rebuild.

    Foreigners flee Japan as nuclear crisis worsens

  • Army officer, my oath is to the constitution. w gaman md

    We Listen: Your comments 11/18/2009

  • March 16, 2006 10: 05 AM bibliobibuli said ... thanks so much for fast responses but please note you are talking to an IT imbecile! ... gaman - please tell me what CSS is? how might i fix it? chet - dunno! where do i check screen resolution?

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  • We rely on gaman “enduring patience” to help us survive these hardships.


  • Dictionaries define gaman as patience, endurance and tolerance.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Another concept that springs to mind in the context of the earthquake is gaman - enduring. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The Gurta Gaddi diwas was one of the two most important days, the other being the observance of Guru Gobind Singh's 'parlok gaman' (departure for the heavenly abode) on November 3.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • "It is a symbol for us gaman zuyoi," the "tough people" living in this part of Japan, says housewife Yoko Kumagai, 59, whose family is among thousands in this fishing town whose homes were demolished."

    Should rural towns in Japan be rebuilt?


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