Bilingual blogging

At a cafe in Tokyo, when we were having a chat over wine, my male friend Asuka brought up an interesting topic. He suggested that I write a blog post in Japanese once in a while – say, once every five posts. I had never thought about it before, but bilingual or multilingual blogging sounds […]

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‘Easy Japanese’ as a common language with foreigners in Japan

I could not agree more with the idea of ‘easy Japanese’ as a common language between native and non-native speakers in Japan. In Tokyo, the Mainichi Newspapers Co. will host a symposium on this topic in March. The focus will be the acceptance of foreign workers and language in the context of Japan’s employment situation […]

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