Video Games | The Sanest Reason to Learn Japanese

Automaton's Shehzaan Abdulla critically reexamines the "weeabo taboo"; the notion that learning Japanese for videogames is a silly idea doomed to fail. The taboo is the result of baseless cynicism, but his opinion is the result of experience. In fact he posits that you couldn't have a saner, more realistic reason to learn the language - at least when you factor in how language learning actually works and the often overlooked effects of culture shock.

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