Japanese, a language steeped in a rich cultural and artistic heritage, offers numerous advantages to learners. As the 11th most populous country in the world, Japan’s economy is the third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by purchasing power, which highlights the country’s significant impacts on the business and technology sectors. Interested in anime or manga? Learning Japanese also provides learners with a unique look into Japan’s significant influence in the entertainment industry. Its complex writing system and grammar enhance cognitive skills, and proficiency in Japanese offers deeper insights into Japan’s literature, cuisine, and social practices, enriching cultural understanding and travel experiences.

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To learn more about Japanese at Carleton, visit the websites of the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures or Asian Studies!