Examining the Phenomenon of Wasei Eigo: English Pseudo-Loanwords in Japanese

Gollin, Natasha Gaia

The focus of this research will be wasei eigo, or English-based terms created in Japan. The premise is that wasei eigo exemplifies Japan's relation with foreign things and concepts, especially Western ones. It takes them in and then transforms them into something different, yet better suited and more accessible, to Japan and its people. It is an example and paradigm for many kinds o... read more

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