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  • I certainly was not going to kill myself, although I kept looking behind me, for the traditional Japanese seppuku also known as hara-kiri ceremony involves an attendant who chops off your head with a sword at the moment you are supposed to plunge the dagger into your abdomen.

    Patrick Takahashi: Suicide Dreams

  • The restaurant is also known in the local community as Bab Al-hara, which is also the name of a popular TV show in the middle east.

    NJ Dining: Al-Safa (Bab Al-hara)

  • They also follow a tradition called hara hachi bu, pushing away from the table when they're only 80 percent full.

    CNN Transcript Jan 17, 2009

  • It's called hara hachi bu, and what that means is, eat until you're only 80 percent full.

    CNN Transcript Apr 9, 2007

  • They also follow a tradition called hara hachi bu, pushing away from the table when they're only 80 percent fool.

    CNN Transcript Apr 10, 2007

  • Hodima moo, ho ne ho hlakile ho nna hore ha nako e ntse e ya, le itekile ka matla ho utlwisisa merero e rarahaneng e leng lenaneong la Khansele e Akaretsang ya Bobedi ya Naha, le bomeo ba ka hara naha boo re lokelang ho bo ela hloko.

    Puo ya ho kwala mosebetsi ya MoPresidente wa African National Congress, Thabo Mbeki, Khanseleng e akaretsang ya bobedi ya naha ya ANC Tshwane

  • It was obvious that he was an athlete of some kind, but it was his presence, what the Japanese called hara, that made him such an extraordinarily intimidating figure.

    The Kaisho

  • The following year, a man stabbed himself in the stomach in a re-creation of the ritualistic Japanese suicide known as hara-kiri to protest

    latimes.com - News

  • The following year, a man stabbed himself in the stomach in a re-creation of the ritualistic Japanese suicide known as hara-kiri to protest Japanese plans to conduct a marine survey in Korean-claimed waters.

    The Seattle Times

  • Apparently, this low-calorie diet is based on the eating principle known as hara hachi bu -- only eating until eight-tenths full.

    Diet Blog

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