The Reason Why I Learn Japanese

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May 28, 2018 19:23
I have been learning Japanese by myself for four years. Learning Japanese seems to be one part of my life. Recently, I was asked why I want to learn this language. This made me look back my original intention. I try to explain it in English. The turning point is when I studied in the UK. I started to think about issues concerning Taiwan and our own culture. I found that if I want to know more about Taiwan, learning Japanese is extremely important. Besides, I learned the Western theories, I was curious about what the perspectives from Eastern culture are. It reminded me Japan, the country which has deep relationship with China and Taiwan. Additionally, Japan is the successful case in modernization. These all arouse my curiosity.
學習日文的動機
自學日文已經四年左右了,想好好學日文似乎變成了生活的一部分。最近被問到為什麼要學日文呢?讓我去回想當初學習日文的動機。然後我也想用英文來表達為什麼自己想學日文。我想學日文的契機是去英國留學時,開始思考台灣以及自身文化的議題,然後發現要更加認識台灣,日文是很重要的。此外,在英國學了西方的學術理論,也讓我產生這樣的疑問,那東方的觀點是什麼呢?當然,中文是我的母語,我想認識亞洲的其他文化。
而我不禁想起和中國和台灣都有密切關係的日本。而日本也是近代化成功的國家之一。這讓我產生強烈的好奇心。

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