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This is such a cool site...

I just stumbled across this site today. I really like it-I never knew how many people were out there learning Japanese. I live in Japan on a U.S. Navy base, but unfortunately the base school doesn't offer Japanese 1 for my grade :( so I've been trying to teach myself. I can't wait to use everything here...I wish I found this years ago!
Oh, yeah, just a question if anyone can enlighten me, how many countries do users come from? Are there any languages that are easier to learn Japanese from? (You know what I mean.)

Thanks

Here on Yokosuka they stopped doing University of Maryland classes and started doing University of Oklahoma classes, as far as I know. Next school year is only six months away, maybe I can wait. As long as they don't run out of spots in their classes at the high school. Thanks for the suggestion, though... :----)

I have no idea how many

I have no idea how many countries our users come from, but they come from every continent save Antarctica. Koreans have an easier time learning Japanese due to the similarity in grammar, and Chinese due to kanji usage (though they have to re-learn how to read the kanji...)

Most (if not all) American bases in Japan offer courses in Japanese through the University of Maryland (well, at least MCAS Iwakuni did when I was there quite a while ago, and my Marine son recently took a course through them on Okinawa; I assume Navy bases have the same contract.) You could check to see if they would allow someone your age to take the college course, and if your parents would pay the tuition...

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Welcome

You came at just the right time. We just moved the site to a new server for the second time in two weeks--long story, but this is the permenant new server.

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