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Discussion on: Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Salary, Culture (By A Software Engineer)

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I've really loved this. You just broke a lot of things that I've took for granted over the Japanese work culture and even hyped me a little with the idea of trying what you've done. The main issue is that Japanese is not an easy language, though haha

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You're right that it's a tough language! Language difficulty is 100% relative to your native language (learning Korean is easier for Japanese people that learning Chinese, learning German is easier than Japanese for English speakers, etc.), and Japanese doesn't seem to resemble many other languages.

My advice? Learn kanji FIRST if you're interested. I wrote another commend above about how to do it.

Thank you so much for your appreciation. I'm really glad that you enjoyed it.

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Rob Sherling Author

I realize it's been a few years, but I made a second part to this article where I talk about my salary as a freelancer, and released the first version of an app to help learn Japanese from the materials you like!

The second version of the article is linked above. The app is learnkichi.com

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esandez

Gonna check both! Thanks man 😁

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Rob Sherling Author

Thank you for reading!
If you have any questions at all, please let me know either here or on Twitter (where I'll see it as a notification on my phone, and can answer faster).

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