The Japanese Language as a Powerful Tool

• With your language skills, you will be able to communicate and negotiate with Japanese speakers. Equally important, in order to better understand various aspects of Japan, you can study the language as a powerful tool to learn first-hand information available in the Japanese language.
• In broader terms, Modern Languages Association summarizes the benefits of learning the language and culture outside your own as follows: “In addition to providing you with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are necessary in the workplace, the study of languages, literatures, and cultures, like the study of history, philosophy, or mathematics, helps you develop the analytic skills needed to be an effective participant in local and national discussions. Studying languages in the context of history, politics, and popular culture can help you follow international events with insight, opening up perspectives to make you an informed and responsible citizen of your country and of the world.”