Konnichiwa! Learning a language takes more than just sounding out words, it is about learning pitch and tone, the history, geography, and origin of each language. It's truly many studies rolled into one and when you complete Japanese, you will recognize the written and spoken language. Did you know that hiragana consists of 48 characters? Just that alone could be an entire subject. We will cover many aspects of Japanese language and culture in this fascinating and inspiring World Languages subject. Peek into the old world of Japan and experience a well-rounded educational tour of what it means to speak Japanese.