His knowledge about language along with history, geography and ethnic group is wide and deep.
Learned a lot. Today's focus was mainly Pacific region and pidgin , creole language. It sounds/looks like English, yet the spelling and grammar is different.
In Japan, English is becoming mandatory @ elementary school. I agree with him. In Japan, elementary school teachers are not able to speak English. I wonder how they can teach English....
Also, he says there might be discrimination against non-English speakers... like if you cannot speak English, you might be looked down..., which I feel wrong. It is an advantage to speak English.... I feel it is great that I am able to speak English, but it doesn't mean I am superior than other people.... there are many people who are intelligent , yet do not speak English.
Professor Nishie's foresight is truly deep and I respect that.