Tag Archives: japanglish

10 Years Of Tokyo Fox

  It’s hard to believe that the Tokyo Fox blog has been up and running for a decade now. It began in February 2006 as a fun pun-based place to keep an online journal to let friends and family back home know what … Continue reading

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English Made In Japan Pt II

It was in the news this last week that a 71 year old Japanese guy is suing NHK for mental distress caused by an excessive use of words borrowed from English. His complaint was that he couldn’t understand his own … Continue reading

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English Made In Japan Pt I

The term Japanglish refers to ‘made in Japan’ English words not understandable to native English speakers. Inevitably, being in Japan for a number of years you tend to become Japanified which entails small and subtle changes in speech, manner and … Continue reading

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