Although I have mentioned the usefulness of Japanese so far, many people still want to learn English. That's because foreign languages have decorative value besides instrumental value. Instrumental Value And Ornamental Value The value of things can be distinguished into two types. Let's call it instrumental value and ornamental value. The instrumental value … Continue reading Is English Practical Tool Or Fashion For Japanese People?
Immediately after the war, the American delegation of education for the education of Japan recommended that Japanese kanji and kana notation be abolished and make into the roman alphabet. There were also some Japanese people who made such claims. One of the reasons for this recommendation is that typewriters can not be used in … Continue reading Inequality Between Non-native Speakers and Native Speakers
No need English learning for practical purposes anymore The machine translation system is improving in the future. Even now it has made a good degree of translation for most purposes, but from now on it will do a better translation. For speech translation which is harder than sentence translation, the performance is improving more … Continue reading Is machine translation useless? Part 2
Even though English continues to be the only international language forever, the need for English learning will diminish.That is not due to the progress of international politics, but by the advancement of technology. Many people have studied English so far for communication. Because there is no other way of communication with foreigners, if there … Continue reading Is machine translation useless? Part 1
This post is the part 2 of On the economic front, the US, EU and Japan, which occupied the majority of the world's wealth as of 1990, accounted for only 10% in 2050. At that time Asia is expected to account for a majority of the world's wealth. There is also a prediction that … Continue reading Does English continue to be international languages? Part 2
As we have seen so far, English is not really necessary for work. Nevertheless many people think they have to learn English. Why is that? Many Japanese will respond to this question promptly. "Because English is an international language." There is no doubt that in the meantime English is an international language. However, … Continue reading Does English continue to be international languages? Part 1
Why so many Japanese people think it's so important to learn English in the first place? As I wrote They have no choice. At university, classes conducted in English are increasing. In job hunting activities, you will be asked about English exam scores. Even in the news, I hear such topics frequently, such as … Continue reading Misunderstandings of English in Japan