Is English Practical Tool Or Fashion For Japanese People?

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?

4 Things Japanese People Should Consider When They Speak To Foreigners In Japan

Ever since the Meiji era, worshiping of Western culture has covered the whole of Japan. Western/European white men and women are making a lot of use in the current television commercials.     Japanese really use English and foreign language for everything: name of companies, products, cars or apartments etc. Many of the lyrics of … Continue reading 4 Things Japanese People Should Consider When They Speak To Foreigners In Japan

Is the Minimalist an Enemy of Culture? An Objection to the Opinion “Waste is Culture”

The fact that minimalists are exposed on Japanese TV and the number of them are increasing. There was something to worry about opinions on that TV program. That is,   "Waste creates culture, minimalist is its enemy."   Discussions started on the theme of "Are minimalists who don't have things happy?" in the studio. Among them, … Continue reading Is the Minimalist an Enemy of Culture? An Objection to the Opinion “Waste is Culture”

Which is Virtue? “Culture of shame” Rooted in Japanese and “Culture of Sin” in Other Countries.

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As a characteristic of the Japanese, there is a image of "clean heart" such as caring, courtesy is right, but sometimes they give different impressions. Japanese people actually viewed from overseas have a negative image such as self-expression being passive, being too concerned about eye-catching, humility being rather self-destructive. Where is the nature of such … Continue reading Which is Virtue? “Culture of shame” Rooted in Japanese and “Culture of Sin” in Other Countries.