My First Love

My name is Anya. I travelled to japan last year to pursue my studies. I am often asked by people why did I start learning Japanese language. The answer lies only in the fact that I was in love with Japan. They are many people who start learning Japanese just because they are crazy about anime or manga. But that does not hold true in my case.
Since an early age I had a keen interest in Japan. Japan is a country prone to natural disasters. I had a perception that Japanese people live in fear and anxiety and may have never cherished a peaceful life. But my visit to japan with my family was literally an eye-opener to me.
Japanese people seemed to be quite happy and satisfied within their natural surroundings as well as their national boundaries.

So, let’s just give it a thought.
The 1896 Sanriku earthquake, 1923 Great Kanto earthquake. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the surrender of Japan in 1945, the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, and the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that occurred in March 2011 with the subsequent of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power accident etc. Disasters like these are in no way a commonplace for any country. Irrespective of such terrific occurrences, Japan strived to develop, reconstructed the destroyed land and property as well as reassured their weakened hearts to endeavor and rebuild from the ruins.
I personally feel that Japan’s greatest glory is their strength to rise every time they are knocked down, and flourish to the level which is beyond anyone’s imagination.
Even though it is a small country, it is extremely strong and determined. Its positive outlook to thrive and succeed is what seeks my admiration and respects. Currently Japan has opened itself to a lot of foreign countries. My biggest aim is to study and then subsequently work in Japan, which I believe will lead to my overall growth and development which of course comes, by my best efforts and sincere contribution to the company I’ll be working with.