Does Mike Shinoda speak japanese?

Philippines
February 12, 2007 12:39am CST
Mike shinoda is a yonsei, right? That means he is a part of the fourth generation of Shinodas with the pure japanese blood, i think. so i am wondering if he can speak japanese? in the LP albums, posters, videos, artworks and even sites, there are a lot of japanese influences (japanese writing characters, art, etc.)what do you think?
4 responses
• United States
23 Sep 12
I believe he is 3rd generation, and he is half Japanese(mother is not Japanese or of Japanese decent). In Japan he would not be considered "pure japanese" because he and his family where not born in raised in Japan(even Japanese citizens that live in a foreign country for most of their lives would not be considered Japanese). I saw him read some Japanese but it's pretty bad(he has a atrocious accent and he was reading the phonetics and not actual Japanese). I don't think he can have a normal conversation in Japanese, most ethnic Japanese, especially after the 2 generation, can not speak a word of Japanese.
• United States
23 Sep 12
I believe he is 3rd generation, and he is half Japanese(mother is not Japanese or of Japanese decent). In Japan he would not be considered "pure japanese" because he and his family where not born in raised in Japan(even Japanese citizens that live in a foreign country for most of their lives would not be considered Japanese). I saw him read some Japanese but it's pretty bad(he has a atrocious accent and he was reading the phonetics and not actual Japanese). I don't think he can have a normal conversation in Japanese, most ethnic Japanese, especially after the 2 generation, can not speak a word of Japanese.
@Lockjaw (73)
• New Zealand
30 Jul 09
I think he does but not perfect.
@stoody (23)
• Israel
12 Feb 07
i think he does speak japanese i read that somewhere..