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Jakarta Post

RI ranks second in world for learning Japanese

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 11 2018   /  01:05 am

Say cheese!: Japanese Language Speech Contest winners Dimas Arvian Julyanda (center, sitting), Sanjeevini Pertiwi (left sitting) and Renny Rizka Ismaillan (right, sitting) pose with all contestants in Jakarta recently.Around 1 million Indonesians are currently learning the Japanese language, ranking Indonesia just behind China in terms of the number of people learning Japanese abroad.“Indonesia has the world’s second-highest number of people learning Japanese outside Japan. This is very important, as both Japan and Indonesia are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries,” Japanese Embassy Minister Nakamura Ryo said recently in Jakarta at the 2018 Japanese Language Speech Contest for Greater Jakarta.The contest was organized by the Japan Foundation’s office in Jakarta, and Nakamura was the head of the judges’ panel.Th...