Are you familiar with Toyota, Honda, Lexus, Sony, Casio, Canon, Mitsubishi, etc.? You will be! Japan, the third largest economy in the world, opens up a world of opportunities. By learning Japanese, you are not only learning the language, but are also having a deeper understanding of Japanese work culture, ethics, business etiquette, and values in life. While majority of the people who learn a foreign language choose a European language, knowing Japanese will set you apart from the crowd and will boost your professional value. Learning Japanese brings you a step closer to taking on Korean or Chinese because many of the concepts underlying the language are similar. Globally, Japanese is spoken by 128 million speakers.