A modern derivation of Japanese language exhibiting English influence. Its origins trace to the beginnings of Japanese contact with Western civilization which led to the country’s 1854 “opening” from isolation.
Forms of Japanglish gained prevalence during the post-WWII occupation of American troops in Japan (1945~) and grew proportionately in subsequent generations. Japanese who were adults by wartime are less acquainted with the phenomenon, and Japanglish is still less likely to be heard among the elderly or in rural, Isolated communities. Interestingly, usage of Japanglish has become so prevalent that younger generations are often unaware some of the “Japanese” words they’re speaking are of English or foreign origin.