Reasons You Should Learn the Japanese Language (Part 1)

Japan is the third-largest economy in the world. Japan and the United States account for an estimated 30 percent of the world domestic product and are two of the largest economic powers with the potential to influence economic conditions in other countries. This makes learning the Japanese language all the more advantageous for any career-minded individual. Learning Japanese is not only for the career driven, there are many other advantages to learn the language.

Japanese opens doors for international understanding.

Asian countries are continually establishing their global importance, Japan included. The Japanese are considerably nationalistic and give importance to speaking and writing in their own language. For foreigners who want to assimilate, it is beneficial to learn the language. Being fluent in Japanese allows you to improve communication and have a deeper understanding of Japan in its entirety.

Learning Japanese gives you a broader perspective in understanding Japanese culture.

The Japanese culture is a combination of traditional and modern practices. The cultural traditions of Japanese are deeply ingrained in the people, whether young or old. These cultural traditions dictate how one interacts and behaves in society. Japanese cultural traditions are also manifested in how people talk, write, read, and listen. Though the younger generations may exhibit a more modern lifestyle, they still value the traditions taught by their elders. Moreover, knowing Japanese will allow you to have a deeper grasp of Japan’s history, arts, fashion, and more.

Learning Japanese will make you appreciate your own culture and language.

By learning another language, you improve your cognitive and communication skills. This allows you to have a comparison between a different culture and your own. This gives you a heightened awareness of the variations of traditions and practices of another country.

Studying Japanese will help develop your skills in studying for other academic lessons.

Students learning the Japanese language will help them gain wider understanding, have advanced thinking skills, and acquire new learning strategies that can be applied in other academic fields.

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