Maybe this is a bit too hypothetical, but I thought it was an interesting question nonetheless.
I was writing a business email in Japanese, using pretty formal language, on behalf of someone who doesn't speak Japanese.
In this email I wanted to let the receiver know that future communication will happen in English as the person writing (me) won't be available in the future.
I'm the person writing it, but if I'm referring to myself as someone else, so what level of politeness is appropriate? I'm confused because:
- Talking about myself using kenjougo would be odd because I'm writing as someone else.
- Talking about myself using any form of polite language, even just kinbikoさん, sounds arrogant, and the receiver knows I am the one writing this on behalf of someone else.
Now, in the end I reworded this bit entirely to avoid mentioning myself, and I get that this is probably the best practical solution here. Just wondering if there's any right or wrong answer for what the appropriate level of polite language is when referencing yourself when writing on behalf of someone else. Maybe I'm missing something.