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Grammar detail: 一方(いっぽう)で

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JLPT:
一方(いっぽう)で - on the other hand
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verb A plain form
+
いっぽう
+
verb B
means
I'm doing (verb A), but on the other hand I'm also doing / I might do (verb B)
.
かいちょう
会長
けいえい
経営
せっきょくてき
積極的
さんか
参加
する
いっぽう
一方
しゃかい
社会
かつどう
活動
ちから
そそ
いでいる

The chairman participates actively in management, but he is also active socially.
This construction can be used when the two options are both possible, or they really are alternative. The で is optional - when it is left out, it creates more of a 'pregnant pause' after the first alternative, conveying the idea that the two alternatives are really quite far apart.
The first part of the construction can use a noun, in which case the pattern is
noun
+
である
.
で can also be used to begin a sentence or clause, in which case the alternative is understood from the context.
その
しごと
仕事
あまり
おもしろ
面白
くなかった
その
いっぽう
一方
きゅうよ
給与
よかった
That job was not very interesting, but on the other hand it was well paid.
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Kanji used in this grammar

イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ホウ   かた way, direction   
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カイ   エ   あ to meet   
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チョウ   なが long   
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ケイ   キョウ   へ to elapse   
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エイ   occupied   いとな to be occupied with, to carry on (a business)   
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セキ   つ to load, to heap up   つもる to be piled up   
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キョク   ゴク    extreme, end, pole   きわめる to carry to its end   きわまる to reach an extreme   きわまり extremity   
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テキ   まと target   
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2
サン   まい to visit, go, come   
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カ   くわえる to add to   くわわる to join, to be added to   
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シャ    company   やしろ Shinto shrine   
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カツ    activity, resuscitation   
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ドウ   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move   
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リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
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チュウ   そそ to pour   
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シ   ジ   つかえる to attend to   
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2
ジ   ズ   こと thing; matter   
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メン   おもて mask, features, surface   おも surface   つら face   
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ハク   ビャク   しろ white   しろ    しら-    
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キュウ    supply   
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3
ヨ   あたえる to grant, give, bestow   
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