Monday, December 2, 2013

But why is the English button in Japanese?

Japanese TV broadcasts, unsurprisingly, in Japanese. That includes programs such as CNN or the BBC. Even movies are usually dubbed into English rather than using subtitles. Sitting in a hotel room and seeing something that obviously should be in English but it's actually in Japanese can be a little frustrating but there is a solution. The English is also being broadcast, the TV is simply set to default to Japanese. On the remote control you'll find a button with four kanji on it. Press this and your TV is magically converted to English.

As the default language is Japanese, I've never actually worked out why the button is labelled in kanji rather than English though....

Doesn't matter how many times you press the button, this will still be in Korean

No comments:

Post a Comment