Japanese in Depth vol. 1
Copyright 2006 by Shigekatsu Yamauchi
1. Why study Japanese
By Shigekatsu Yamauchi
President of ICI (the International Communication Institute)
Anyone having a go at learning Japanese must have done so for a reason. I feel safe in saying it was primarily for practical reasons, like asking where the bathroom is; getting along well with your Japanese in-laws; getting a better job; conducting business in Japan; making Japanese friends; enrolling in a Japanese university; or reading manga.