"Humanism" that covers the world with world domination of Europe and the United States "Human life is heavier than the earth" is said everywhere, but in fact it is nothing. It is like a momentary flash in the darkness of the endless universe. "Let's cherish it because it is light and fragile" is the correct way to … Continue reading Is The Human Life Heavier Than The Earth?
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
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?
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