English in Japan in the era of globalization

by Philip Seargeant

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York, NY

Written in English
Published: Pages: 208 Downloads: 684
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Subjects:

  • Japanese speakers,
  • Globalization,
  • Study and teaching,
  • English philology,
  • English language
  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Philip Seargeant
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1068.J3 E64 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 208 p. :
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25066520M
    ISBN 100230237665
    ISBN 109780230237667
    LC Control Number2011006610
    OCLC/WorldCa702648017

After Commodore Perry's visit, Japan began to deliberately accept Western culture to the point of hiring Westerners to teach Western customs and traditions to the Japanese starting in the Meiji era. Many Japanese politicians have since also encouraged the Westernization of Japan using the term Datsu-A Ron, which means the argument for "leaving. Japan's Culture and Globalization - Importance of Real Human Contacts has some resemblance to a well-known controversy between Fumimaro Konoe and Sakuzo Yoshino in the post World War I era about 80 years ago, where Konoe rejected any American or European standard and Yoshino emphasized Japan's adaptation and adjustment to a better standard. Center right lament over the passing of globalization and worries about the new illiberal and nationalistic era of that is developing. Mixed bag in the analysis. Spots some of the trends fears of nation states over control of economy and disgruntled public but deflects a bit from inequality and except as an "unavoidable" economic factor /5. Japan ranks as the world’s 3rd largest economy and is a leader in the fields of IT-related industries, automobiles, and animation. For many years, Japan used the seniority system and hired workers for “life;” this system functioned well until the late s when Japan’s stock market fell dramatically, land prices plummeted, credit shrunk, and Japan entered into a recession. 1 Japan’s.

  The Japanese school system’s English-teaching regimen will undergo a major revamp in the near future as the government tries to nurture more worldly talent in an age of globalization. The Effect of Globalization on Fashion with Special Reference to the Impact of Japanese Designs on the European Scene Words | 7 Pages. Analyse the effect of ‘Globalization’ on fashion with special reference to the impact of Japanese designs on the European scene. The definition of globalisation is quite complex and extremely controversial. The impact of globalisation on Japan's trade flows and consumers have had a positive effect. The Japanese Government has been promoting trade for decades, as it saw the opportunity for economic growth and development. It provides detailed surveys, services, and policies to help businesses trade and thereby promotes it. The impact of globalization in Japan has three main part. The first is manga, second is language and last is food. "Manga-influenced comics, among original works, exist in other parts of the world, particularly in Taiwan ('manhua'), South Korea ('manhwa'), and China, notably Hong Kong ('manhua').

R. L. R. Japanese Public Bureaucracy in the Era of Globalization Table 1 Bureaucratic Structures Political Succession Leadership structure Social network Party structure High Uncertainty Social leadership Organizational orientation Bureaucratic domination [Japan in pre-WWII, Germany in the pre-Nazi period and to some extent in the postwar era. China, in turn, learned from Japan’s example, as did other successful Asian countries. In the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution, globalization enabled new technologies to disseminate in areas with the right preconditions, but also entrenched and accentuated a long-term division between the . Understanding the impact of globalization on cross-culture communication is imperative for organizations seeking to create a competitive advantage in the global market. Recent economic challenges further highlight the need for organizations to develop the internal communication capacity necessary to control and monitor external by: 3.   The steady globalization of Hollywood as an expression of both market forces and US government action on international trade issues has, of course, engendered numerous clashes and disputes. Some of these are based on purely commercial differences of interest; some are focussed on cultural collisions of one sort or another; and some, perhaps the.

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"English in Japan in the Era of Globalization will appeal to scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including applied linguistics, global studies and Japanese studies.

It makes a significant contribution to an emerging body of literature (e.g. Heinrich and Galan, ) that more accurately depicts the intricacies and complexities of contemporary Japan's linguistic ecology. "English in Japan in the Era of Globalization will appeal to scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including applied linguistics, global studies and Japanese studies.

It makes a significant contribution to an emerging body of literature (e.g. Heinrich and Galan, ) that more accurately depicts the intricacies and complexities of contemporary Japan's linguistic ecology.5/5(1).

About this book. Introduction. 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.

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. English in Japan in the Era of Globalization. Philip Seargeant (ed.) Palgrave.

Macmillan, Pp:x++index. Reviewed by Li Xin Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China.

This volume is an engaging addition to the body of scholarship which examines the increasingly globalized nature of English. Book Review: English in Japan in the Era of Globalization. Various issues involved in the diffusion and diversification of English in Japan are discussed, such as students' and teachers' beliefs about English teaching in Japan, immigration, diversity and language education in Japan, English as an international language (EIL) and ‘Japanese English’, with the goal of promoting research on globalization of English language in Asia and the Author: Xin Li.

The subject of this book is the role played by the English language in contemporary Japan. The nine chapters of the book examine this role from various perspectives and in various domains, and taken together they represent a wide-ranging survey of the linguistic, social and cultural issues that arise from the use of English in by: 3.

"English in Japan in the Era of Globalization will appeal to scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including applied linguistics, global studies and Japanese studies.

It makes a significant contribution to an emerging body of literature (e.g. Heinrich and Galan, ) that more accurately depicts the intricacies and complexities of contemporary Japan's linguistic : Palgrave Macmillan. English throughout in Japan. I also introduce one teaching method that has recently caught on among Japanese universities as a suggestion to how English education in Japan might change in the future.

As Japan opened up to the outside world as the Meiji period started inafter an isolation. English in Japan in the Era of Globalization is the latest publication by Philip Seargeant, a lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the Open University’s Centre for Language and Communication.

Seargeant has extensively investigated the study of world ‘Englishes,’ partially through his time working in Japanese higher education (e.g. Seargeant ).

Due to globalization, English language emerged as a global force. As statistics say English language is the most widely spoken tongue in the world today. It is English language, however, a bigger impact on the world as a whole and has become the global de-facto standard used in business, cultural, political and linguistic exchange.

Book review: Philip Seargeant (ed.), English in Japan in the Era of Globalization. Lachlan R Jackson. Discourse & Society 4 (ed.), English in Japan in the Era of Globalization.

Show all authors. Lachlan R Jackson. Lachlan R Jackson. See all articles by this author. Search Google Scholar for this author. First Published July 10 Cited by: 1. Loanwords in Japan: Effects on Japanese Language and Society in the Era of Globalization Introduction Japan can be considered one of the most prominent examples of a monolingual society because of its perceived demographically as well as linguistically homogeneous society (Backhaus 52).

Globalization and the Japanese Culture. A little bit about Japan. Japan is a statovolcanic archipelago of 6, islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hakkaido, Kyusha, and Shikoku which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan’s land area.

Japan’s population of million is the world’s tenth largest. English tongue. From the Meiji era up to the present, two broad purposes have motivated the Japanese resolve to learn English. The first has been to understand and absorb a different culture. The second has been to communicate with English speaking people.

And in this era of rapidly intensifying globalization,File Size: KB. English in the Globalization Era Nowdays English is no longer a very unusual thing, but English has become the norm especially in the era of globalization. Able to speak well and fluently English no longer be an added value, but it has become demands or needs for every people in today’s era of globalization.

Globalization and Language Teaching. and feminist concerns such as women’s rights in Japan. working on a translation of a feminist book from English into.

On to the twenty-first century. Nobel Laureate Joe Stiglitz published Globalization and its Discontents in Tell us about it please. Joe Stigiltz’s Globalization and its Discontents is a book that anyone looking for a rounded set of perspectives on globalization should read.

Joe Stiglitz has been one of the world’s leading economic theorists since the s. He is author of The Idea of English in Japan (Multilingual Matters, ) and Exploring World Englishes (Routledge), and editor of English in Japan in the Era of Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan, ) and English in the World: History, Diversity, Change (Routledge,with.

Japan and the Japanese people have not escaped the effects of globalization. In fact, precisely because of its history as a “closed” nation during the Tokugawa Period (), Japan.

no longer acted as constraints on Japan's economy at least by sometime between and The more essential reason for the subsequent downturn in Japan's economy was Japan's delayed response to the significant changes in the environment, namely, globalization and population aging.

Going back to my earlier reference toJapan. Globalization Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Age of Globalization (in Russian). His academic interests are connected with the analysis of problems of globalization and modernization. His published research includes topics such as forecasting world political change, social.

Philip Seargeant is Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at The Open University, UK. He is the author of The Idea of English in Japan, editor of English in Japan in the Era of Globalization and co-editor of English in the World: History, Diversity, Change (with Joan.

Table of Contents. Part 1 uction: Ideology and the Politics of Language Textbooks Editors Cultural Politics of Language Textbooks in the Era of Globalization Claire Kramsch & Kimberly Vinall Politics of Instructional Materials for English for Young Learners Bessie Dendrinos ing Culture in Foreign/Second Language Textbooks: Methodological and Conceptual Issues Csilla.

Japanese Publ ic Bureauc racy in the Era of Globali zati on R. Accordi ngl y, w e need to look more c los ely at Japanese publ ic bureaucrac y and i ts new strateg ies f or the 21 st : Masaharu Hori.

9 Caught in a "restless dream": contemporary Japanese women writers and the era of globalization 15 8 JANICE BROWN 10 Japan and the Cold War frontiers in East Asia in the era of globalism KIMIE HARA 11 National mobilization and global engagement: understanding Japan's response to global climate change initiatives CARIN HOLROYD.

The idea of English in Japan is the first book-length treatment of globalization and ideology of English in Japan. Seargeant critically analyzes English both as a language to be communicated in and as a concept to be symbolized and reflected in non-linguistic practices in the : $ Globalization in Japan Globalization has had a significant impact on Japan's economy.

It has affected every part of the economy, even its culture. Positive impact Positive impact of globalization in Japan includes the rise in economy.

This is due to Advancement in technology The. Japan’s modernization process can be viewed as a globalization process as well. Japan’s adoption of European imperialism resulted in total devastation of both the country and many traditional values.

Following World War II, Japan adopted some North American values. There have been quite a few alarmists who warned Japanese that Japanese File Size: KB. P&G Japan: Sk-Ii Globalization Words | 5 Pages. decision on current resources and capabilities to effectively maintain profitability.

In analyzing the three options of Chinese expansion, European roll-out, and further growth of Japanese market, P&G should continue to concentrate its efforts in Japan to further penetrate and grow its share (only 3% of a $10 billion beauty market).Korea faces two challenges in the twenty-first century: unification and globalization.

Both entail problems of economic, political and cultural integration. In the past, Koreans successfully 'unified' in various forms, and 'globalized' in many ways. This book is a study of the theme of globalization, addressing various aspects of Korea's integration into the global community from a social.The idea of English in Japan is the first book-length treatment of globalization and ideology of English in Japan.

Seargeant critically analyzes English both as a language to be communicated in and as a concept to be symbolized and reflected in non-linguistic practices in the society.