Good question! We have not. I’ve had gay friends visit solo and as couples, and they didn’t seem to have any issues, but that’s anecdotal at best.
Will fix, thank you!
I dunno if it’s become too Westernized. That started long ago—in the Meiji Period and everything since then has been a natural extension of that, underpinned by government policies to Westernize/industrialize. Catering to foreign tourism isn’t new for Japan. It dates back to the late 19th century.
Oh hi! Sounds like an interesting plan! I’m not really the best person to ask about work experience in Japan as my commute is from my bed to my desk, and I work for an American company....
Ah, right. I’ll correct, thanks!
Oh, “Ash” in Japanese is アッシュ. It’s a known loan word and a color, so people hear that and stop. Everything else is noise for some folks, even those who should know better!
I can only speak for myself right now, but I’ve been watching how English language versions of Japanese news sources and newspapers are handling this. Granted it’s early, but I haven’t yet seen the local media change in English...
It’s a huge string of characters. Also, “Ash” is a relatively well-known loan word in Japanese, so they just get to that and stop, don’t even bother with the rest... Happens all the time! :|
Mainichi, a Japanese paper, wrote “Shinzo Abe” as directed by its style guide--I think!
But that leads to :
It’s a good tune!
Man, I wish!
Thank you! Fixed!
Good point, thanks!
The Imperial Hot Era continues on in our hearts.
It starts May 1!
Since the Meiji Period, it’s been connected to the reign of the Emperor. (The Edo Period referred to Edo, modern day Tokyo and the then defacto capital. It is also called the Tokugawa Era after the Tokugawa family, which controlled the country. At that time, the Emperor was a figurehead and the political power shifted…
That’s fine, but don’t expect to have Pierre Taki in it.
Correct, and that’s why there isn’t much motivation in Japan to do anything.