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08.Dr. Tsunoda's theory on Japanese Language system

Yesterday, I've got a parcel with a book and an article. As usual, I slightly checked who's written the book and was extremely delighted to find out who the author is: Dr. Tadanobu Tsunoda, one of Japanese once esteemed but almost publicly forgotten brain scientist. His son, Dr. Koichi Tsunoda, who is also doctor, sent me the parcel, while he attached his article entitled Near-infrared-spectroscopic study on processing of sounds in the brain; a comparison between native and non-native speakers of Japanese. This article also astonished me extremely.

Why? Because Dr. Tadanobu Tsunoda's theory on Japanese language system, which was once well known in both Japan and the western world, but harshly criticized aftermath and is almost forgotten these days, is scientifically proved in the above shown article accepted by a peer-reviewed scientific journal in English.

The theory's key message is quite simple: The brain of Japanese people is unique because of Japanese language. Only when you grow up in circumstances until about the age of 14 where Japanese language is exclusively used, you can acquire this uniqueness.

This uniqueness consists of the following two points: While left cerebral hemisphere understands almost every sound including languages, right cerebral hemisphere catches nearly nothing. According to Dr. Tadanobu Tsunoda's conclusion, this is exactly why the ordinary Japanese tend to mix up reasoning and feeling and can't argue objectively.

In addition, this uniqueness leads only Japanese people with Japanese language skill to develop Japanese culture and society, where harmonization is prioritized.

Even though this theory had been supported by a series of prominent scholars in Japan, as Hided Yukawa, Nobel laureate, till 1980s, Dr. Tadanobu Tsunoda was harshly blamed for complete fabrication of this theory by journalists in Japanese media after 1990s.

One by one, his supporters dropped out and only his children, who successfully became otorhinolaryngologist were left. Particularly his son, Dr. Koichi Tsunoda sought opportunities to prove his father's theory with modernized methodologies and to publish an article in an esteemed, peer-reviewed scientific journals in the western world. Finally, their vindictiveness for reaching truth has won.

The participants enthusiastically discussed how to treat the 100 best and brightest young people in the States. All of them were born in 2000 and checked with their I.Q. and grew up in an environment where English is NOT spoken.

Instead of that, they have been allowed to communicate only in an artificial language which is totally different from any other languages including English. The young people are now 16 years old and about to show up in the public. How to show them up was the key issue they discussed during the luncheon.

Well, can you see what I mean by saying that? The U. S. establishment already decided to abandon English and move to another, artificial language. Whenever you'll want to be informed what the Best and Brightest in the States are thinking, you'll have to understand this artificial language which is still unknown in the global community.

However, there must be a loophole for us to approach to this brand new language. There is already one specific language which is extremely isolated from any other languages: The Japanese language. Based on this simple fact, I suppose the best and brightest linguists in U.S. must have invented the above mentioned artificial language by duplicating Japanese partly. Because this has been one of the most important strategies U.S. Government has pursued, Dr. Tadanobu Tsunoda's theory had to be almost forbidden in global academia, I suspect. The theory is troublesome for the U.S. establishment, because it simply makes the people on the street become aware of the uniqueness of the Japanese language.

But the decisive sea change has come. The scientifically accepted article written by Dr. Koichi Tsunoda clearly shows the U.S. leadership slowly begins to move to Japan's Golden Era.

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