The Japanese language is spoken by 125 million people and ranks as one of the world’s most spoken languages. Out of the 125 million people who speak Japanese, 124 million live in Japan and the island group of Okinawa. This makes Japanese an anomaly, as it is a common language that is concentrated geographically. The other 1.5 million Japanese immigrants along with their descendants live overseas, mostly in North and South America and demonstrate varying degrees of proficiency in Japanese. Since the mid-20th century, no nation other than Japan has used Japanese as a first or a second language. There are 9 countries where Japanese is spoken, mostly as a minority language. The Japanese language is the only major language whose genetic affiliation is regarded as a language isolate. Japanese is comprised of multiple dialects; the two main dialects are Tokyo-type and Kyoto-Osaka-type, of which there are several subdialects.
Japan is a destination that should be on any world-travellers’ Must-Visit list. Unique for its marriage between the modern and the traditional, Japan is a land known for its ski-perfect snow, cherry blossoms, zen gardens, pod hotels, anime, and temples. If you want to experience forest-bathing, or the quirkiness of animal-themed cafes, or the iconic Studio Ghibli Museum, then you should consider registering for Conversation Piece’s Japanese language lessons. Our adjustable language training packages are perfect to guide you through all the nuts and bolts of Japanese. Conventional wisdom might suggest that the Japanese language has had no influence on the English language; however English words like karaoke, haiku, manga, and origami all came directly from Japanese.
Soon to become the venue of the next summer Olympics, Tokyo 2020, Japan is undisputedly a nation of keen interest. A nucleus for booming business, Japan is one of the most economically advanced nations in the world. Its gross domestic product is the third highest in the globe, and Japanese brands like Toyota, Sony, Fujifilm, and Panasonic are trusted worldwide. Japan's major industries include automobiles, consumer electronics, computers, semiconductors, copper, iron and steel, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, bio industry, shipbuilding, aerospace, textiles and processed foods. Should you have any business arrangements in Japan or parts of the world where Japan is spoken, then make the language courses offered via Conversation Piece your primary choice. We offer adjustable training options to suit your needs, and customize your lessons so that you can acquire the correct vocabulary, dialect and business culture unique to each of the Japanese-speaking region in which you will be conducting your business relations. You will be well prepared to do business in Tokyo, Okinawa, Hawaii or elsewhere. Your acquisition of the Japanese language will be beneficial in all these countries where concentrations of Japanese speakers live:
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