This blog will look at the many ways that English has had an effect on the Japanese language and society. I hope that it will engender a lively discussion of the issues presented. Perhaps someday they will find their way into book form...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Someone wisened up!
This photo was taken at the same 7/11 shop where the earlier shot was taken. Their machines now have Japanese on them!
Tom, now retired from Kyoto Sangyo University, has a long-standing interest in the love/hate relationship between Japanese and English. Though most of his recent work is on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and "Extensive Reading", his Ph.D. is in Japanese linguistics, his dissertation was on the accent system of a small island 40 minutes off the coast of the Shikoku mainland called "Ibuki-jima."