The Persistence of Fax in Japan: A Blend of Old and New #121

ファックスを使ったことがありますか?Have you every used fax before?Discover the intriguing role of fax machines in modern-day Japan. From personal anecdotes to broader cultural insights, this episode explores why this seemingly outdated technology remains prevalent in Japanese society.

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単語 (Vocabulary)

ファックス - Fax
デジタル化(か) - Digitalization
アナログ- Analog
通信 (つうしん) - Telecommunication
技術 (ぎじゅつ) - Technology
書類 (しょるい) - Document
スキャン - Scan
伝統 (でんとう) - Tradition
老舗 (しにせ) - Long-established Business
取引先 (とりひきさき) - Client
高齢者 (こうれいしゃ) - Elderly
変化 (へんか) - Change

会話の話題 (Conversation Topics)

Have you ever actually seen a fax machine?

What differences do you think there are between the uses of fax and email?

Why do you think there are still companies and organizations that use fax today?

Do you think fax will eventually disappear completely, or do you think it will continue to exist to some extent?

Video Podcast and Japanese Transcripts (Furigana Included/Excluded)

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