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ことに〜 [ことに〜] (kotoni-group)
    Meaning: I decided, it was decided, it is a rule
    Example: I decided to change companies
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: lesson
    Author: dc

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日本へ行くことにする
I have decided to go to japan


日本へ行くことになった
It has been decided I will go to japan


日本へ行くことになっている
I go to Japan
(eg as a rule, once a month)
 
(dc)

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yookosoaccording to a textbook I once used:

Use にする to indicate a decision made at one's own will; use になる to indicate a decision or change of circumstances that is generated in the course of one's dealings with others.
 
bamboo4Generally, こと is a nominalizer that makes whatever preceds it into a noun or a nominal. 行くこと would be "the act of going" 食べること would mean the act of eating, etc.
 

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