I would have to say one of my top reasons for wanting to go to Japan is because I’m learning the language. I first became interested in Japanese in middle school and high school because I had several Japanese classmates. On top of that I started watching anime in Japanese with subtitles, and thought to myself “wouldn’t it be nice if I didn’t need subtitles anymore?!”. So I have dedicated my time to learning how to speak, read and write. I can now hold a basic conversation with my friends (please don’t ask me about politics or science in Japanese) and understand about 70% of animes and dramas 🙂 I hope that going to Japan will further my language abilities, so I can finally remove those pesky subtitles!