This post is part of the A-to-Z Challenge.
My daughter is getting her college degree in Asian Studies. She also speaks a little Chinese and Japanese.
She works with foreign exchange students at college, mostly Japanese students. I have been honored to have several students visit during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and summer.
Because of these positive experiences, I have been trying to learn Japanese. I have books, CDs, apps on my iPhone, and practice with my daughter when she visits. But I need more!
I learn the hiragana ひらがな scripts and then forget most of it if I slack off for a few weeks. I have thus decided to practice speech while driving to/from work. That should give me at least one hour/ day.
Hopefully I サンデイ will learn enough Japanese 日本語 so when my daughter アリア studies abroad in Japan, I can go visit and revel in the culture without being totally lost in the language. Wish me luck! がんばって