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About easy Japanese

About easy Japanese

This website is described in “easy Japanese” as much as possible.

“Easy Japanese” is easy to understand and communicate to foreigners.
In order to understand people who are not good at Japanese, I am rephrasing and rewriting words and expressions that are easy to understand.

Would you like to speak in easy Japanese

Foreigners may find it difficult to speak because they do not understand Japanese.

At present, there are about 120 foreigners from 35,000 countries and regions living in Nagano Prefecture (as of the end of 2018).
There are many languages ​​in the world, and it is most ideal to convey information to all foreigners in their native language, but there are some difficulties in reality.
Many foreigners can understand simple Japanese, so “friendly Japanese” is an effective means of communication.
Would you like to speak slowly in “friendly Japanese” instead of quitting thinking that “you must speak in English to foreigners” and “cannot speak because you cannot speak foreign languages”?

Easy Japanese effect

In the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995, many foreigners in Japan were also damaged. Some of them were left behind from necessary information because they could not fully understand the Japanese and English provided. It was the beginning of “Easy Japanese” that was conceived so that appropriate actions could be taken in the event of a disaster.

At present, “friendly Japanese” is attracting attention and spreads in various fields nationwide such as administrative information, daily life information, and daily news transmission as a means of communication in daily life as well as in the event of a disaster.

In “Machine Translation”, it is said that it is more meaningful to translate it into a foreign language after converting it into easy-to-understand Japanese.

[Reference] News using easy Japanese
NHK “NEWS WEB EASY” is a website that conveys news in easy-to-understand language. All kanji are read in hiragana and difficult words are explained by a dictionary.
NEWS WEB EASY https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/

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