01-30-2002, 09:28 AM
Some friends and I were talking about Japanese language and found that Star Trek - The Next Generation is simply translated as shin sutaru tureku, new Star Trek.
So we're now wondering if there is such a concept as "The Next Generation" in Japanese and what the translation (and the kanji) would be. As Japan is known to be a very traditional Culture, is there any positive association with a group of people claiming to be 'a new generation'?
Is there a word or phrase for a "Next Generation" that indicates at the same time to be 'new' but also within the tradition?
I hope you can understand what concept I am in search of. :-)
And finally, assuming that the term I am in search of would be something like ko shin, would then ko shin kai be an appropriate name for a group of young people that are well aware of the tradition they carry on but want to further evolve it and have ideas how to do that?