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Shikata ga nai

Its meanig depends on whether "shikata ga nai" is in what kind of context.

(Generally)
It cannot be helped.
There is no help for it.
It is inevitable.
There is nothing for it but to do.
have no choice but to do.
have no other way (than).
It is no use ..ing

helplessly,
against one's will,
unwillingly,
reluctantly,
be obliged to do,

(Or)
be anxious to do
be dying to do
want very much to do
be dying for.

example,
I am anxious to drink beer.
"Watashui(I)  wa biiru(beer) wo nomi-taku-te (to drink) shikata ga nai."

Some words in Japanese 

Dark etc.

Dark  kurai  

Darkness  kurayami 

Black kuro  

Shadow kage

Evil jaaku-na 

Ichi-ban(No.1)

ichiban This is .avi.so it may be not available for everyone.

ichiban                 

etc.
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Love

ai

aijou

peace

heiwa

We usually say "ai to heiwa"( love and peace).

Strength and courage

Strength=
Tsuyosa(strongth)
Chikara(power)
Tairyoku(physical strength [ability])
Seishin-ryoku(mental power)

Courage=
Yuuki

And=
to
 
I think "Yuuki to Chikara" sounds best.  

Leaf (tree leaves)   
Ko no ha=leaf of tree
Ha
Happa

Clean
Kirei-na(adjective) =not dirty;neat
Kirei-ni(adverb)=in a clean manner/ cleanly 
Kirei-ni-suru/Souji-suru(verb)=make clean
Souji(noun)=cleaning

Ice
Koori(noun)=frozen water
Kooru(verb)=freeze
Hiyasu(verb)=cool something

Regard
Chuui=care
Kanshin=attention

Kouryo=consideration
Keii/Sonkei(noun)=respect
Yoroshiku(greeting)=best wishes
Jack ni yoroshiku=give my regards to Jack
Keigu=sincerely yours(at bottom of a letter)

Space in sentence

 In Japanese, we usually don't use space in sentence.
Though we put space at the top and bottom of each paragrafs.
When we write "Wakatte ita hazu" in Japanese characters,
we write like this ;
"Wakatteitahazu".
There are "Ku-ten" which shows the end of a sentence like a period, and
"Tou-ten" which is like a comma in Japanese.

"Yuki-guni" Yasunari Kawabata

Sentences aren't divided except for them.
Words are written in succession.
We don't write sentences in dividing every word.
But, the space is used in the first or second grade in the elementary school
to read a word often.
Because children can't read well yet.
It is also divided to be easy to read when it is written in Romaji (Roman Alphabet).
The space is put among the word so that meaning may be easy to be understood in the Roma-ji.
It becomes "Waka(ri)-te-i-ta-hazu"  if "Wakatte ita hazu" is divided into the word.
When I think of Japanese grammar, "Wakatte ita hazu" is better than "Wakatte itahazu" if I say strictly.
Because "i(iru)" and  "hazu" are called independent words.
However, both are OK in Japanese,because the space isn't usually put on.

Tea Ceremony and Kabuki at school

 Tea Ceremony are not included in school's program.
But there may be students doing it at club activities or experience
activities.
Tea Ceremony is succeeded to in the society as a Japanese tradition.
But, it is known by people who learned it specially about the customs of the details .
There are Kabuki theaters in Japan, though Kabuki isn't done at school, either.

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