With its fantastically varied history and air of mystery, Japan really fits in to the idea of the Asian lifestyle, filled with the best in ancient and modern development and a culture to rival that of every western country put together! As the predecessor to the Silicon valley of 2013, Tokyo is a melting pot for all walks of life and, if you didn’t know better, you could be sure that you were in the heart of New York in some of the neon-lit districts. As well as its beautifully designed and maintained districts and the welcoming local people, the country’s language, Japanese has found itself becoming a real power player in the modern business world through its continued resilience in the face of the economic crisis. So, considering learning this language but wondering where and how to do it?


Being from the other side of the world, organising your time in Japan can be a bit daunting in the beginning. However, with many companies offering to do the majority of the work for you, it is definitely worth getting online and having a look what the organisations out there can do for you. Without doubt, moving to Japan to study the Japanese language is the best and most effective way of improving your ability as, after the 20 hours per week of classes, you are thrown into a world where the language is king and you will need it to get by. Whilst on the western hemisphere you may bump into a fluent English speaker on every corner, Asia is a whole new world.

However, panic not! Moving to Japan is a once in a lifetime experience that should not be wasted feeling that your language skills are insignificant. The culture, history and fantastic monuments of this cultural hub are definitely worth a few awkward exchanges in basic Japanese! For me, the very sight of the Imperial Palace proves the city’s connection to the ancient world and is definitely worth spending a good few afternoons touring around the museums and art galleries that form part of this imperial residence. Nevertheless, if history is not your thing then I am sure you will make the most out of the almost carbon copies of the western attractions we all know and love, such as: Disneyland Tokyo, Tokyo Dome and many more attractions that will have you doing a double check of where exactly in the world you are! So what are you waiting for? Start your Asian adventure with a language school now and watch the world open up in front of you.