Japan and Top 20 Countries Learning Japanese

I have summarised some quick facts about Japan [1] for you.

Geographical Location: Asia Pacific

Capital: Tokyo

Currency: Yen (¥)

Population: around 130 million people

Area: around 378000 square kilometers

Current Prime Minister: Shinzo Abe

Legislature: National Diet (Upper House + Lower House)

Total Number of Prefectures: 47

Main Regional Languages: Eastern Japanese, Western Japanese, Ryukyu languages, and Ainu languages.

Top 20 Countries that are Llearning Japanese: Korea, China, Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan, USA, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Canada, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand, Brazil, UK, India, France, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Germany [2]. Please see the figure below for more details.

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Fig. 1 – Top 20 Countries Learning Japanese [2]

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Sources: 

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan

[2] Survey on Japanese-Education Abroad 2009 by Japan Foundation, http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/japanese/survey/result/index.html

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