- 関東学院大学文学部紀要 (ISSN:02861216)
- no.127, pp.55-80, 2012
On the release of a new foreign film in Japan, the Japanese companies go out of their way to put the original for instance, into `Japanese,' like 2001-nen: Uchuu no Tabi for Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey(1968), Michi tono So-gu- for Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind(1977), etc. Some titles have nicely taken root among movie-goers, others have remained odd enough for some reason or other. In recent years, the trend is to give random katakana-transcribed titles. Such meaningless Japanese titles, for what?