Current Institutional Affiliation
Visiting Professor and Vice Director, Global College Program, Josai International University

Award Information

Abe Fellowship 1994
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Visiting Scholar, East Asian Studies, Stanford University
Will Japanese Become an International Language?

An examination of some positive and negative factors in the spread of the Japanese language beyond its national borders. Some factors to be looked into: relationship between effort and reward; impact of language nationalism in Japan; resistance to use of language other than English in the U.S.; desire of immigrant workers to share in Japan's prosperity; and Japan's aging work force.