I'm flirting with the idea of learning Japanese (in fact, I have a dictionary beside me right now) and I can think of a few. Japanese has 130 million speakers, making it the 9th most spoken language in the world. As well, Japan is a prosperous, developed nation, a liberal democracy with the second-largest economy in the world and high rankings on political, economic and press freedoms. Finally there's the diffusion of Japanese media and the significant overseas communities.Neqitan wrote:I'm sorry about that. I wanted to hear you guys countering back with reasons to learn Japanese, that's all.
Having said that, more or less the same arguments apply to why you should learn German, which is in the same language family as English and uses the same writing system, so it's up to you if you want to try your hand at a harder language.