Japanenglish

7 07 2014

If you start looking, it would not be difficult to sight more examples of this type of English in Japan.  The ones that come with pictograms are easier to understand. 😉

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Omotesando Hills is a very nice shopping complex on the edge of Harajuku and Omotesando.  It is built on the site of the former Dojunkai Aoyama Apartment complex on the street Omotesando and was designed by architect Tadao Ando.  The above sign can be found in the parking garage on the basement floor by the elevators.


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9 07 2014
Haruko-chan

I saw many such signs in Japan. The English often sounds very funny, altough I realize how hard English is for native Japanese speakers and I really shouldn’t laugh about it. I found that speaking a little Japanese myself, the signs are also easier to understand, because I can see how they literally translated from Japanese.

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10 07 2014
Ayako Mathies

And nowadays we see so many T-shirts and tattoo designs with wrong Japanese we’d be going, “Um, you might want to think twice before engraving that onto your skin for good.” ^^

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10 07 2014
Haruko-chan

I totally agree. if you’re going to get a tattoo in a foreign language, the least you can is double check if it really says what you want it to say.

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