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Engrish mistake turns innocent sign into X-rated notice at Japanese store

This isn’t the type of self-service they were meaning.

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Japanese student writes to Arnold Schwarzenegger for English class, gets awesome reply in return

As an Austrian-born American, Arnie knows what it’s like to step out of your comfort zone when learning English as a second-language. 

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Embarrassing blunder spotted on PlayStation 5 store has Japanese Twitter in stitches

Always remember to double check your spelling before you hit submit!

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Sapporo decides to sell new Japanese beer with English mistake on label

Spelling error looks set to make this uncancelled release a hot new collectors’ item.

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English mistake on new Japanese beer leads to suspension of sales before its release

Exciting Family Mart and Sapporo beer collaboration goes straight in the can after the error was discovered.

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ALT in Japan asked to remove earrings by Board of Education

Assistant language teacher left angered by the request.

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Mystery of Japanese Prime Minister Suga’s “low-level English” tweet to Donald Trump now solved

It turns out the Prime Minister may secretly be a junior high student?!

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Japanese student teased for American pronunciation gets sweet revenge on classmates

Heartwarming tale of a boy who grew up to have the last laugh, and get rich off the experience as well.  

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The reason why Japanese students don’t pronounce English properly

Good English pronunciation is less about ability and more about “surrounding eyes”.

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Japanese student’s “drug dealer” English gaffe confuses foreign ALT

Assistant Language Teacher quickly learns that Japanese doesn’t always translate properly into English.

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Meet Hololive’s brand new adorable VTubers, designed to win you over with English

Hololive English will be the first virtual YouTuber project to specifically target English-speaking countries, and it’s starting right away!

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Anglicized map shows what Japan’s prefectures might be named if they were part of England

Yeetstead is quite beautiful this time of year.

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Can you write the alphabet properly? According to Japanese teachers, probably not

Japanese rules for writing your ABCs are surprisingly strict.

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Counting sheep to get to sleep may work after all, unless you speak Japanese

Japanese children’s book suggests we might have been doing it wrong all this time.

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Keisuke Honda apologises for English mistake at press conference 【Video】

The Japanese soccer star shows how a tiny error in grammar and pronunciation can become an embarrassing moment for English learners.

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What time appears most in Japanese and English song lyrics?

Seven p.m.? Eight in the morning? What time of day inspires the most crooning?

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Japan would like to remind you that “emoji” has nothing to do with “emotion”

Common sense might lead you to believe that “emoji” is simply a variation of “emoticon,” but Japanese common sense tells a whole different story.

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20 percent of Japanese junior high students score a zero on nationwide English writing test

Government test reveals huge gap in proficiency of third-year middle schoolers.

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Kyoto Board of Education administers English test for teachers with disheartening results

Were the expectations for Japanese English teachers to high…two high…too high?
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Koikeya snack company has a powerful new singer backing their newest product【Videos】

The new line of potato chips seem great, but who’s the singer behind the power ballad?

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