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
Many people has an image of Eskimo in northern Alaska like rustic and good people who run old-fashioned living but in the reality, young people are alcoholic and most families have low-income living on food distribution tickets. Even though it is a village with a population of around 300 people, one or two children under … Continue reading English Imperialism has destructed Eskimo?
This is the second post of series "Poison Of English" so check out from the first post to catch up ↓ Poison Of English – Why All Japanese Think They Need To Speak English Japanese novelist Makoto Oda wrote in his book... Returning to the question of "English invasion" and "English rule" in … Continue reading English Education Has Aspects Of Voluntary Colonization
These days in Japan, There is a pretty uniformed way of thinking about English. These are the examples below. "As globalization progresses from now on, we can not live without English" "Traditional reading and writing-based English teaching was a failure, should be centered on conversation" "We should learn English as soon as possible" "We should learn … Continue reading Why All Japanese Think They Need To Speak English
People who visit Japan often laud the custom of Japanese humility. There are many other things that you might wanna point out but let's have a close look at this for today. Humility... that's one of the biggest thing to be considered as a beautiful thing. The definition would be not humbling, doing … Continue reading Is Japanese Humility Real?
Recently I was curious about the meaning of the word constitution. Constitution in Japanese "法（hou）". "Seventeen-article constitution" authored by Princess Sho-toku in 604. Japanese people consider it as "text" written on paper, that's also the definition and general knowledge in Japan. On the other hand, the English constitution is not written on paper … Continue reading The Meaning Of Constitution ~Human Creativity~