Video: Overview of the Japanese Language (日本語)

Japanese language video

The lowdown on Japanese

In this video, Paul gives a great overview of Japanese including its history, where it is spoken (global distribution), the evolution of its writing system, an overview of how the language works, what other languages have influenced it, what regional varieties exist and much more.

Paul includes example samples of the Japanese language to illustrate the main points of how the language works - super helpful for folks just getting started and interesting in general for language geeks like me.

Words from the videographer

This is a video all about the Japanese language, including its features and its history and development.

Fun facts about Japanese speakers

Japanese is spoken by 128 million people in Japan with another 1.3 million speakers living elsewhere. Roughly 131,500 people speak Japanese as a second language.

About LangFocus

I've been a big fan of the LangFocus YouTube channel for quite some time now.

I visit it regularly to deepen my knowledge about languages in general - the videos are both academic and entertaining, a great combo.

The LangFocus creator, Paul, hails from Canada and is a language lover and polyglot who creates a wide variety of videos about languages and language learning. His work is supported by his listeners via Patreon.

Paul @langfocus you rock

Keep up the goods :) I want to interview you for an upcoming podcast.