Leading scholars in the field examine the role played by the English language in contemporary Japanese society.
Author: P. Seargeant
Leading scholars in the field examine the role played by the English language in contemporary Japanese society. Their various chapters cover the nature, status, and function of English in Japan, focusing on the ways in which globalization is influencing language practices in the country.
This book investigates the relationship between English and personal and national development in the era of globalization.
Author: Elizabeth J. Erling
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Category: Business & Economics
This book investigates the relationship between English and personal and national development in the era of globalization. It addresses the effects that the increased use of English and the promotion of English-language education are having in developmental contexts, and their impact on broader educational issues.
firms proved selective in their adoption of American-style governance systems
while holding on to key Japanese elements. Western popular ... Few, if any,
however, would have suggested that very little has shifted in Japan through this
most recent era of globalization. ... In a direct illustration of the influence of foreign
practices, Seiyu, which merged with Walmart, has changed its job titles into English.
Author: Carin Holroyd
Category: Social Science
The multiple and diverse forces of globalization have, indeed, affected Japan significantly over the past decades. But so, it must be said, has Japan influenced a variety of critical global developments - globalization is not a one-way street, particularly for a nation as economically influential and technologically advanced as Japan. The chapters in this collection examine the impact of globalization on Japan and the impact of Japan on the forces of globalization from the various disciplinary perspectives of business, the economy, politics, technology, culture and society. They also explain the manner in which the nation has responded to the economic and cultural liberalization that has been such a profound force for change around the globe. This comprehensive collected works brings the latest research to bear on this important subject and provides evidence of the long history of global influences on Japan – and Japanese impacts on the rest of the world. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of globalization, Japanese Studies, and Asian Studies.
is especially important for the Japanese to learn about various cultures , and the
ways of living and ways of thinking of other peoples . Studying English is a ... The era of globalization English education is very important in Japan . Almost all ...
Recent Controversies in South Korea and Japan As the influence of English
expands in the age of globalization ... Particularly in Korea and Japan , the policy
suggestion to adopt English as a second official language has created heated ...
CONCLUSION From the evidence provided by the UB Post in the short period of
four months , we can clearly see the enormous impact of globalization on the life
of the Mongols . They have begun to learn English , Japanese , and Korean , the
Author: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review CommissionPublish On: 2005
Trade in China constitutes the equivalent of 70 percent of their economy , 24
percent of Japan's . ... In that early Meiji era , Japan sent missions around the
world looking for best practice , and they said we'll have a British Navy and we'll
have a ...
Author: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Many are set in the era of the so-called Anti-Japanese War during the 1930s and
1940s when Japan invaded and occupied vast areas of China. The cumulative
effect of this rich array of cultural artifacts is to highlight a recent history of national
Author: T.V. Paul
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Category: Political Science
As the aspirations of the two rising Asian powers collide, the China-India rivalry is likely to shape twenty-first-century international politics in the region and far beyond. This volume by T.V. Paul and an international group of leading scholars examines whether the rivalry between the two countries that began in the 1950s will intensify or dissipate in the twenty-first century. The China-India relationship is important to analyze because past experience has shown that when two rising great powers share a border, the relationship is volatile and potentially dangerous. India and China’s relationship faces a number of challenges, including multiple border disputes that periodically flare up, division over the status of Tibet and the Dalai Lama, the strategic challenge to India posed by China's close relationship with Pakistan, the Chinese navy's greater presence in the Indian Ocean, and the two states’ competition for natural resources. Despite these irritants, however, both countries agree on issues such as global financial reforms and climate change and have much to gain from increasing trade and investment, so there are reasons for optimism as well as pessimism. The contributors to this volume answer the following questions: What explains the peculiar contours of this rivalry? What influence does accelerated globalization, especially increased trade and investment, have on this rivalry? What impact do US-China competition and China’s expanding navy have on this rivalry? Under what conditions will it escalate or end? The China-India Rivalry in the Globalization Era will be of great interest to students, scholars, and policymakers concerned with Indian and Chinese foreign policy and Asian security.
This book examines the ways in which English is conceptualised as a global language in Japan, and considers how the resultant language ideologies – drawn in part from universal discourses; in part from context-specific trends in social ...
Author: Philip Seargeant
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book examines the ways in which English is conceptualised as a global language in Japan, and considers how the resultant language ideologies – drawn in part from universal discourses; in part from context-specific trends in social history – inform the relationships that people in Japan have towards the language. The book analyses the specific nature of the language’s symbolic meaning in Japan, and how this meaning is expressed and negotiated in society. It also discusses how the ideologies of English that exist in Japan might have implications for the more general concept of ‘English as a global language’. To this end it considers the question of what constitutes a ‘global’ language, and how, if at all, a balance can be struck between the universal and the historically-contingent when it comes to formulating a theory of English within the world.
Even foreign investments are concentrated in industrialized countries , such as
Europe , Japan , and America . ... Global development would be progressively
faster following the ratification of English as formal international language , the
Author: Josef Schröfl
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Political Science
At the latest since 9/11 the phenomenon of the «asymmetry» or, more common, the «asymmetric warfare» has become a subject within International Relations. So, highly unequal parties face each other in asymmetric warfare, with one of them trying to inflict major damage on the other by making only a minor effort. Since the time when interstate wars started to disappear, the traditional ideas of wars have become useless and obsolete as a basis for political decision-making. For several years policy-makers, officials, and writers on defence and foreign policy have employed the terms «asymmetric» or «asymmetry» to characterize everything from the nature of the threats we face to the nature of war and beyond. Labelling current and future threats as «asymmetric» diminishes our understanding of the threat environment. In the age of globalization, of new threats, new and even revolutionary technologies, and new forms of military operations, the requirement for clear thinking increases commensurately. Authors from four continents will follow this new way of thinking.
Author: Japan Studies Association of Canada. ConferencePublish On: 2005
Japan. Noriko Yabuki - Soh Introduction Private English and foreign language
conversation schools have been a huge ... As Block and Cameron ( 2002 )
observe , in the era of globalization , languages are treated more as economic ...
Author: Japan Studies Association of Canada. Conference
This book explores the transition from the era of internationalization into the era of globalization of Japan by focusing on language and identity as its central themes.
Author: Ikuko Nakane
Category: Social Science
This book explores the transition from the era of internationalization into the era of globalization of Japan by focusing on language and identity as its central themes. By taking an interdisciplinary approach covering education, cultural studies, linguistics and policy-making, the chapters in this book raise certain questions of what constitutes contemporary Japanese culture, Japanese identity and multilingualism and what they mean to local people, including those who do not reside in Japan but are engaged with Japan in some way within the global community. Topics include the role of technology in the spread of Japanese language and culture, hybrid language use in an urban context, the Japanese language as a lingua franca in China, and the identity construction of heritage Japanese language speakers in Australia. The authors do not limit themselves to examining only the Japanese language or the Japanese national/cultural identity, but also explore multilingual practices and multiple/fluid identities in "a transitional Japan." Overall, the book responds to the basic need for better accounts of language and identity of Japan, particularly in the context of increased migration and mobility.
Its members are the thirteen manufacturers of passenger cars , trucks , buses and
motorcycles in Japan . ... resulting from rapid international development and
technological innovation , JAMA will continue to play a key role in the automotive
industry's new era of “ globalization ” . ... Monthly in French , English and German
One of the projects is the publication of TRACES , a multilingual series of cultural
theory and translation , which is now available in four languages , English ,
Chinese , Korean and Japanese . The English version of TRACES is published
The task for Japanese diplomacy is not merely to adapt to globalization itself but
also to find ways of helping the Japanese people understand the various ... An
updated English version is forthcoming as The Governing of an Economic Power
: Japan Enters into the New Millennium . ... Diplomacy in an Era of Globalization .
For the Straits-born Chinese community, the Japanese Occupation was a
traumatic termination of a Golden Era. This Golden Era of the community
coincided with the high noon of the British Empire at the start of the 20th century.
Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificPublish On: 2004
... Caledonia Papua New Guinea Samoa Solomon Islands Tonga Vanuatu
Developed economies Australia Japan New ... ( Washington , IMF , 2003 ) ; World
Bank , " East Asia update : regional overview , October 2003 " , < http : / / www .
worldbank . org / cn / English / EAP10 - 03 . pdf > ... 2001 . national income of the
countries of East and North - 12 Meeting the Challenges in an Era of Globalization by ...
Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
This study explores the current state of regional co-operation in the Asia-Pacific region, and the development policy challenges involved in managing the effects of increasing globalisation. It focuses on four key areas of trade, finance, transport and information and communications technology (ICT). Issues discussed include: whether the EU can provide an integration model for the region; regional co-operation arrangements such as ASEAN and SAARC; as well as a number of recent initiatives including the growing array of preferential trade agreements, the Asian Bond Market proposals; the Digital Solidarity Agenda; the Asian Highway; and the Trans-Asian railway.
English is the world's first language for information and communication , but Thai
, Nepali and Japanese are still very much ... But the era of globalization may also
be an era of ethnic and religious confrontation , where cultural friction cannot be ...
A good indicator of the influence and extent of globalization is the spread of English since 1600. ... newspapers , ran a story a few years ago noting the
pressures of globalization and suggesting it might be time for Japan to switch to English .
Author: Robert J. Brym
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Category: Mass society
This balanced, mainstream, totally up-to-date text is characterized by its focus on the connection between oneself and the social world. It teaches students "how" to think, rather than just "what" to think, draws the connection between objectivity and subjectivity in sociological research, and places an emphasis on the importance of diversity and the global perspective. Students have to navigate a world that is increasingly complex and confusing. SOCIOLOGY: YOUR COMPASS FOR A NEW WORLD will help them do just that. Bob Brym and John Lie wrote this book to show undergraduate students that sociology can help them make sense of their lives, however uncertain they may appear to be. By revealing the opportunities and constraints students face, the book helps them know themselves and see what they can become in this particular social and historical context.