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Japan is a prosperous country and has the most diverse economy in Asia. Being able to communicate with potential customers in their own language is key to winning their business. In addition, when you learn Japanese, you become not only proficient in the language but also gain an insider view of the culture. Understanding the Japanese work ethic, their business etiquette, and knowing which cultural faux pas to avoid can often make or break an important business deal.

Here are 7 best reasons why you should study Japanese:

1. Japan has the 2nd largest economy in the world.

Japan is a prosperous country and has the most diverse economy in Asia. With a GDP of $4.9 trillion in 2005, Japan’s economy is 2nd only to that of the U.S. The leading Japanese companies are among the largest, most efficiently run, and most well-known firms in the world. Familiar names like Sony, Toshiba, Sanyo, Casio, Canon, Minolta, Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and many others have infiltrated the world market in a variety of sectors. Whether you’re in the field of business, engineering, manufacturing, research, economics, or politics, chances are you will be competing with, if not working for, a Japanese entity.

2. Knowing Japanese brings business opportunities.

Japanese consumers spend 100s of billions of dollars each year on consumer goods and services like food, clothing, travel, and entertainment. The typical household has over $100,000 in savings and a disposable monthly income of $3,800. With all of that cash to spend, it is perhaps not surprising then that the United States exports more goods and services to Japan than any other overseas destination. In 2004, exports to Japan accounted for $54 billion of the U.S. GDP. In addition to these exports, 1000s of U.S. companies have successful branches in Japan. In 2004 alone, U.S. businesses spent $78 billion in direct investment in Japan. Being able to communicate with potential customers in their own language is key to winning their business. In addition, when you learn Japanese, you become not only proficient in the language but also gain an insider view of the culture. Understanding the Japanese work ethic, their business etiquette, and knowing which cultural faux pas to avoid can often make or break an important business deal.

3. Japanese is a gateway to other Asian languages & cultures.

Throughout its history, Japan has been shaped by the influence of Asia’s great civilizations: India, China, and Korea. While the cultures of these Asian countries do differ, Asian cultures together share many similarities that differentiate them from Western ways and norms. So a study of Japanese can open your perspective on the values that other Asian nations share with Japan, including religious beliefs, ethics, and aesthetics. A familiarity with Asian cultures also allows you to step outside the culture you live in and see it from a fresh, new perspective.

4. The Japanese are innovators.

Considering that Japan is geographically isolated island nation that is densely populated and poor in natural resources makes the strength of the Japanese economy seem even more impressive. The Japanese have relied on their creativity and scientific know-how to succeed not only economically but also in ecology- and effiency-oriented ways. The Japanese are known as high tech leaders in fields such as optical media, semiconductor manufacturing, industrial robotics, and fermentation processes. Their drive for innovation has made the Japanese the world leaders in patent filings at 420,000 applications annually.

5. Japanese cultural exports are exploding.

From anime to sushi bars, karaoke to manga, bonsai to origami, Japanese culture has become part of international culture. A knowledge of the language will give you direct access to Japanese film, animations, and comic books, give you insight into the special terminology used in your favorite martial art, help you understand the cultural basis for kamikaze training and the origin of the samurai warrior, and develop your ability to order sashimi like a native at your favorite Japanese restaurant!

6. Knowing Japanese will set you apart from the crowd.

The majority of people who learn a foreign language choose English, Chinese, French, German, or Spanish. Choosing a less commonly learned language will pop out on your resume and differentiate you from the crowd.

7. The Japanese are international tourists.

With all of the disposable cash in their pockets, 16.8 million Japanese tourists headed to destinations abroad in 2004. In a survey, 94% of Japanese visitors to the U.S. reported shopping during their stay, and more so than any other group, the Japanese were more likely to pay for goods and services in cash. 3.7 million Japanese tourists visited the US in 2004, second only to the British among overseas tourists. Visitors from Japan spent $12.4 billion in the U.S. in 2004, up 24% from the previous year, and were alone responsible for the majority of the U.S. travel trade surplus. The market for Japanese tourist dollars is strong. A knowledge of Japanese can gain you entry into that market. Of course, knowing Japanese will make your own visit Japan both easier and much more enjoyable.

 

Whether you are interested in learning Japanese for traveling or doing business with the Japanese people, learning this language is an important step to bridge the gap between people and cultures.

Japanese For Kids (4-6 years old)

Create your best investments in your children’s future with education. Hana Language Centre has designed lessons for children from 4 to 6 years old. These courses help children learn Japanese via games and interactive play while discussing certain educational topics.

We develop personalized study plan and lessons for children based on their learning style
and pace. We teach practical skills that are most useful in everyday life. Moreover, we
offer a variety of interesting topics that makes learning Japanese more effective and fun! In this program, children will receive systematic training in four aspects: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Duration : 60 minutes/ lesson

Japanese For You (>6 years old)

Being able to communicate with potential customers in their own language is key to winning their business. To make that opportunity, Japanese should be a language to be learnt. Prepare yourself for a better future with Hana Language Centre. We arranged our curriculum with International standard to make you easily continue your study in Japan itself.

The course is based on your level by providing systematic training such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. The Level is divided into:

  • Beginner level ( Level 1 – Level 3 )
  • Intermediate level ( Level 4 – Level 6 )
  • Advanced Level ( Level 7- Level 9 )

Level 1

Students are able to introduce themselves and describe things around them using simple sentences, also understand general Japanese culture.

Level 2

Students are able to describe their surroundings using more complex forms of verbs in sentences, also understand some social or traditional Japanese life

Level 3

Students have developed insight into Japanese-speaking life, culture and society.

duration : 90 minutes/ lesson

Level 4

Students are able to use daily expressions usually used by Japanese, also understand more Japanese culture

Level 5

Students are able to use combined words in many patterns and forms of verbs that form more complex meanings (for example : passive or causative sentence)

Level 6

Students are able to use polite expressions in formal situation.

duration : 90 minutes/ lesson

Level 7

Students are able to use daily Japanese fluently with more complex form of words.

Level 8

Students are able to use daily Japanese fluently with more specific terms and patterns.

Level 9

Students are able to use complex patterns in daily Japanese conversation and write in Japanese writing language.

duration : 90 minutes/ lesson

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