Language-spread policy of Japan

@inproceedings{Hirataka1992LanguagespreadPO,
  title={Language-spread policy of Japan},
  author={Fumiya Hirataka},
  year={1992}
}
  • Fumiya Hirataka
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology
  • In order to bring up points at issue on language-spread policy (LSP) in Japan, I will begin this article by considering where the Japanese language is used today. In addition to 121 million Japanese, there are a few Ainus in the northern island (Hokkaidoo), about 571,000 Koreans, 60,000 Chinese, and foreigners from various countries. Since most of these individuals either are able to speak Japanese or attempt to learn it (Minami et al. 1989: 1570), there is no need for a policy of spreading… CONTINUE READING

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