The Crazy Effort to Remove Foreign Words From Japanese

During WW2 English was considered enemy language. The saxophone was renamed “bent metal sound machine” and beer became “barley alcohol”

Modern Japanese can seem at times like a collection of English words written in katakana connected with a particle or two and a desu or suru placed…

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DC Palter

Entrepreneur, angel investor, startup mentor, sake snob. Author of the Silicon Valley mystery To Kill a Unicorn: https://amzn.to/3sD2SGH