Japanese foreign language in the future
Sometimes, Japanese say “Japanese weak point is foreign language”. I’m going talk about this problem.
The origin of foreign language education is an institution “Bannshowagegoyou” 250 years ago. That was a translation institution, created by Takahashi Kageyasu. He worked as a translator of an astronomical observatory. Through the work, he thought “less sense of foreign will make Japan ruinous” and “So, to avoid that, we need foreign language education to collect foreign information”
According to the fact, we can know the origin of foreign language education in Japan is from sense of crisis. And now, I think Japan is headed for the direction in which Takahashi Kageyasu was concerned. I think the reason lies in the lack of sense of crisis.
So I think it is Video Conference Club that can compensate for it. This is because, through talking to foreigner in every life, it can be an opportunity to realize that “I am insufficient now to tell my thoughts accurately to the other party”. In fact, I was able to realize the low level of my foreign language ability through participation in this Video Conference Club.
I hope Video Conference Club will be able to purchase Japanese foreign language in the future.