This Japanese probably knows Filipino more than any of us here

Kenichiro Kurusu, lecturer at the University of the Philippines Diliman, De La Salle University, and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, on why an increasing number of Japanese study Filipino.

Interesting read.

i met a japanese guy who spoke really good pilipino. may accent pero magaling. but he was a japanese and i couldn’t bring myself to talk to him in pilipino, so i always talked to him in japanese. but he always spoke pilipino to me. so we had this situation where a pilipino was speaking in japanese to a japanese and the japanese was speaking in pilipino to a filipino. it was weird.

:point_up_2: that guy doesn’t look like a japanese :smiley:

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