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Japan is known as a highly ethnically homogeneous country. About 98% of the population is Japanese. The language which is spoken in Japan is mainly Japanese. However, the situation has been changing these days. First of all, more and more Japanese people are interested in foreign cultures and languages. Even though Japanese is our native language, the number of people who speak English as the second language is increasing.Some Japanese study a foreign language other than English.Similarly,as for culture, Japan has been adopting various foreign cultures. In addition, I think the percentage of foreigners in Japan will increase in the future.As the aging population is becoming a problem in Japan, I think there will be a shortage of workers in some industries.As a result , Japan might accept more immigrants in the future.
May 23, 2022 12:37 PM
Today is UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development! Cultural diversity varies from country to country. Use the Prompt to share the situation of your country. 5 of you will have an additional chance to win $10 italki credits beyond the main event! 👉 Prompts: - Chinese: - English: - French: - German: - Italian: - Japanese: - Korean: - Russian: - Spanish: By the way, our community event #TravelMeetsCulture is still live. Click the below link to explore and check it out!
May 21, 2022 1:32 PM
Hi italkiers, Do you remember your favorite childhood movie? Check out these 3 impressive movie quotes below and see if you recognize them. 1. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. - Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 2001 2. Sometimes we must let go of our pride and do what is requested of us. - Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones, 2002 3. With great power comes great responsibility. - Uncle Ben, Spider-Man, 2002 Some scenes may have faded, but the power you felt from these movies is still inside your heart. If you want to talk about these movies or share the one that impressed you in your childhood, don't hesitate to post it in the comments. What movie is it, what you learned from it, how it influenced your life, etc. Anything you want to talk about, we'd like to hear. You can also have a look at other students' comments. Maybe you'll meet many like-minded friends there.
May 18, 2022 5:01 AM
At first, visiting the ultra-orthodox neighbourhoods of Jerusalem was quite a bit of a shock to me. Everyone was dressed as a villagers from medieval Eastern Europe - even though it was a hot Mediterranean summer day. 'Probably they are over brainwashed'. I thought to myself, what else could cause so many people to be so disconnected. I assumed I've had nothing in common with them, and it would be a waste of time to even try to talk to them. Fortunately, a guy on the street approached me and started a conversation. He answered all of my questions, and I realised they are not as fanatic as I thought they were. They are actually very aware of their situation, and have their costumes by choice. The next time I visited the region I was not afraid of making friends and learning more about their culture.
May 17, 2022 11:23 AM
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