世論 What Japan Thinks

A recent survey from the What Japan Thinks blog web site concluded that most Japanese thought that it is cool to speak English.  Not exactly scientific with only 430 polled.  The results also showed that Asian languages were rated much lower than Western ones.

cool-spoken-language

What Japan Thinks was created by Scottish blogger Ken Yasumoto-Nicolson, who translates Japanese opinion polls and surveys from kimonos to keitai (cell phones).

2 thoughts on “世論 What Japan Thinks

  1. Do you think it has anything to do with how some asian cultures try to emulate American culture? ie. music, movies, videos, things like that?

  2. Mike, thanks for your comment. I think you are right about the US.

    The other observation with the results is that the other languages after English are all Western or European languages, not other Asian language like Korean or Chinese.

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