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“Please be careful to forget valuables” has received the Sign Language Award at the Amazing English Hunt 2005 awards, the English-Speaking Union of Japan, a nonprofit organization to promote international exchanges through English, and eigoTwown.com, which runs a Web site offering English education information, said Wednesday.

The awards, jointly sponsored by the two groups, are designed to spotlight the amusing, unnecessary, embarrassing, exceptionally creative or just bizarre attempts at English in Japan, said ESUJ Chairman Masamichi Hanabusa, a former government spokesman and ex-ambassador to Italy.

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