LIVING IN JAPAN

Why is Learning Japanese So Hard?

Let me give you 5 reasons, starting with its history

Traditionally dressed in costume, a man wearing an angry mask shakes his fist at the sky.
Traditional Japanese actor. (Photo by Beautiful Japan 90, standard license.)

Like many other Americans, I studied French in school. Sure, there were male and female words, a few odd quirks that differed from English, but all in all, it was relatively easy to learn.

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