[lg policy] Japan: Educators fret fate of nation's language

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 23 14:50:38 UTC 2010

Forwarded From: : edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

The Japan Times

Educators fret fate of nation's language

Last year, more than 10,000 people spoke out against the government's
apparent disregard for Japanese-language education when it submitted a
bill to effectively abolish the National Institute for Japanese

The semigovernmental institute, established in 1948 by the government,
has been researching the spoken, written and other aspects of the
language as it is actually used today.

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