Friday, July 17, 2015

Honorific and professionalism

A local anchorwoman was seriously criticized by netizens for not using honorific in Japanese when interviewing Kimura Takuya(木村拓哉), a Japanese singer and actor who came to Taiwan to help tourism authorities promoting local tourism.

Interestingly, this anchor was vindicated by some Japanese netizens who had pointed out that many Japanese native speakers were also ignorant about using honorific properly.

In my opinion, professional journalists do need to do their homework well before going out to interview people. 

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