Updated: May 8, 2021
To advance your career in Japan you must learn more than just basic Japanese. One of the hardest things I did in my life was learning this language. All of my hard work paid off! I can communicate fluently in Japanese and now I have a higher position.
Communication is one of the keys to understanding the life style of Japan. A lot of people say that Japanese people are kind. It is true if there is a language gap but if you know the language, you will see they are just like any other country in the world.
There are so many different ways to learn Japanese nowadays . Apps are out there to help you or even online teaching. The harder the better. I recommend the Duolingo App
If you are living in Japan now you will hear words more often. If you are outside of the country practice so that you come into school ready to assist Japanese teachers. Of course, you need Japanese for your everyday life to cutdown on the stress of living here.