411 - Japan to Be Stamped-out?



This week’s ENW podcast reports on a popular Japanese, and South-East Asian, cultural tradition that may be on its way out. The system of personalised seals is an important aspect of kanji culture, but as the world becomes more digital – can the custom survive? The Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe has asked his government to reduce the use of personal seals in everyday Japanese life. Why? Will it work? What problems could occur?
ENGLISH NEWS WEEKLY will try and explain all! (PDF)


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