Why learn Japanese?

Japanese is spoken by over 129.5 million people and there are 3.6 million Japanese people living abroad, with large communities in Brazil and America.

Did you know you can study Japanese for the Leaving Cert?

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Want to learn a little Japanese?

Learn some essential Japanese phrases with the game below. Click the image to begin

Learn some classroom vocab with our Japanese language mat!

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Japanese at Third Level

Thinking of studying in any of the fields listed below in university? Consider combining your field of study with Japanese!

Biological, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science with Japanese Click here

Computers and ICT with Japanese Click here

Earth and Environment with Japanese Click here

Engineering, Manufacturing and Energy with Japanese Click here

Physics, Mathematics and Space Science with Japanese Click here

Medical and Healthcare with Japanese Click here

Psychology and Social Care with Japanese Click here

Art, Craft and Design with Japanese Click here

Media and Publishing with Japanese Click here

Music and Performing Arts with Japanese Click here

Education and Teaching with Japanese Click here

History, Culture and Languages with Japanese Click here

Law and Legal with Japanese Click here 

A fascinating culture

Japanese culture is so well preserved and is an integral part of learning the language which can be a fascinating experience. The Japanese are always open to showing foreigners the ins and outs of their customs.

Great for work placement programs

There are lots of work placement programs for Japanese learners and graduates such as JET, JASSO and MEXT.

An industry of opportunities

The anime industry is valued at 17.7 billion dollars and is always searching for upcoming talent abroad. Having Japanese gives artists a huge edge.

Life science research pioneer

Japan excels in the life science industry and takes advantage of its aging population by loosening several key policies, regulations, and laws to open the door for foreign investment. Also,  in food science the search for taste launched Japan as a food science pioneer. Now it leads a global drive to create functional foods, and opportunities abound for career-hungry researchers.

High tech leader

Japanese is one of the most important languages in the world of gaming development with such companies as Nintendo, Miyamoto, Sega and Sony.

In the world of electronics and photography Japan holds the most prestige with Canon, Casio, Fujifilm, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Toshiba and Panasonic.

Fashion capital

Tokyo is one of the fashion capitals of the world, attracting thousands of designers to Fashion week every year. The industry is worth 143 billion dollars and welcomes foreign designers, models, bloggers and critics from all over.

Amazing landscapes

Explore the diverse landscapes of the different prefectures from Mt. Fuji, to Kinkakuji (the golden temple) in Kyoto, to the cities of Osaka and Tokyo and the beaches of Okinawa.

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Only 6.5%
of the world’s population are native English speakers