Moment we here about Japan anywhere from any source, our mind immediately visualizes few things like an island nation, Mount Fuji, Earthquakes, World War II, Sushi, latest Electronic gadgets, economical Cars, animation characters etc. Undoubtedly all these things are integral part of Japanese culture and history but in today’s context Japan has much more to offer as a country to the world. Today Japan is one of the largest economies in the world and it is also among the largest bilateral trade partners with most leading economies around the world. The evolution and progress made by Japan post Second World War has also led to tremendous popularity of Japanese language around the world. This is the main reason why all leading foreign language institutes around the world have started offering Japanese Language Courses
Developing proficiency over Japanese offers advantages and career opportunities like no other foreign language. One of the biggest advantages of learning Japanese language is the inside peek it can provide into mystical Japanese culture. One of the most common misconceptions about the Japanese culture is that it is perceived to be full of cults and weird practices. While from layman’s point of view, it might appear that ways to any westerner or European but the truth is it is a beautiful deep rooted culture which zillions of nuances and a strong belief system. Learning Japanese provides an opportunity to deep dive into the colorful as well as peculiar Japanese culture which is dominated by myriad of things. Another plus point about mastering Japanese is that a person proficient in the language would get a sense of accomplishment like no other. Japanese language is one of the few Asian languages which are considered as most intimidating in terms of learning. This is primarily due to the fact that each character in Japanese Kanji has multiple pronunciations. Although phonetic sounds in Japanese pretty much fall into the same range as of English but nevertheless it takes considerable amount of persistence and effort to develop the command over phonetic pronunciation of characters. Mastering Japanese language follows a sharp upward trajectory and many people give up at first sign of challenge. However mastering language provides great boost in confidence to the learner and helps in self improvisation. Proficiency in Japanese can easily pave way towards learning other Asian languages like Chinese Mandarin, Vietnamese or Korean also.
Apart from these advantages, learning Japanese also provides gateway into notoriously infamous Japanese job market. Generally whenever one tries to use Japanese translation or even transliteration, software tends to throw up funny translations which don’t make any sense at all. This primarily happens due to complexities of the language which makes the translation platforms redundant. This is where human ability to learn, adapt and improvise helps them in emerging triumphant over software platforms. An individual with good command over Japanese would always have advantage as Japan is a reasonably challenging place to do business for non natives and he/she can serve as an in dispensable asset for the businesses. Besides above mentioned plus points, there are many things around the world which can be expressed in much better flavor than in English language. Hence, learning an Asian language with beautiful characters and wide range of phonetics can serve as great enabler of interesting conversations with the people from the most unique civilization in the world.