Japanese is Posibble Lesson HTML version

Japanese is Possible!
Lesson 1
Chances are that if you're looking at this page right now, you've thought at one
point in your life, "y'know, it would probably be fun to know Japanese, but
how?" Undoubtedly, it sure looks like a formidable task, what with all of of its
confusing-looking writing and its reputation for having a most unusual sentence
structure. Well have no fear. If you really want to learn Japanese, these lessons
can give you a push in the right direction. If you're not already convinced that it's
a good idea, here are:
Nine great reasons to study Japanese!
Reason #1
Spoken by over 130 million people, Japanese is the among the top 10 languages
on Earth.
Reason #2
In the world of console video games/anime, it rises to 1st place. Most console
games (Playstation, Nintendo, Game Boy) are released nearly a year earlier than
they are in the USA, if they are released here at all.
Reason #3
Even today, Japanese voice actors tend to put more soul and realism into their
Anime roles than their American counterparts (not to anger any dub fans out
there). Wouldn't it be nice to have the best of both worlds? Good (Japanese)
voice acting without having to read your Anime!
Reason #4
There are a LOT of anime series (and video games) out there in Japanese only.
Some good titles too! It would be nice to be able to understand them.
Reason #5
Many of your family, friends, classmates and/or co-workers believe Japanese is
hard. Show them what you can do! They'll think you have special talent.
Actually, anyone can learn it if they want to, but people have a way of being
really impressed about somebody approaching the Japanese language. I say this
from experience.
Reason #6 "Speaks Japanese" looks great on a resume, no matter what your line
of work. Knowing any second language helps, but Japanese will have a greater
effect on an employer, since not many Americans know it. (which can't be said
for Spanish, for example)
Reason #7
Japan has the second largest economy in the world, so their language is very
Reason #8
Japan has a fascinating culture, much of which is reflected in its language.