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?

Inequality Between Non-native Speakers and Native Speakers

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

Is machine translation useless? Part 2

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

Is machine translation useless? Part 1

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

Why All Japanese Think They Need To Speak English

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