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August 15, 2002

Weeding out loan words

The government's at it again. A panel of experts recently convened to come up with "native" Japanese words to replace the increasing number of loan words, mostly from English, that have entered the language recently. The panel consisted of such people as dictionary editors, translators and journalists. While words like "hamubaagaa" and "chiketto" are probably here to stay, many people are stumped when it comes to the likes of "gurobaru herusukea apurikeishon purojekutto" (that's global healthcare application project). The latter was an example chosen in an education ministry White Paper on the issue.

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