Department of Applied Japanese Linguistics
For e-mail senders in non-Japanese environment
Everyday we receive a number of (maybe) Japanese e-mails written in non-Japanese encoding.
Unfortunately, we do not have enough time to try to decode all of such e-mails.
We often discard such e-mails into a "trash box", because we cannot distinguish them from SPAM or virus e-mails.
To avoid the tragedy, if your PC environment is not pretty prepared for writing Japanese, please follow the suggestions below:
If you have no response in one week, please re-send your mail.
- Let the subject of your mail begin with "TOIAWASE:" (=an inquiry). This will inform us the mail is neither SPAM nor virus e-mail.
- Japanese text should be encoded in ISO-2022-JP (so-called "JIS code"). Please check the settings of your mailer.
- If your mailer cannot use ISO-2022-JP encoding, please write all your texts in "ASCII" code (alphabetical/numerical characters in 7-bit width). Japanese texts should be Romanized. English texts are also acceptable.
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