Language reflects the aesthetics and richness of the culture that births it. Every language has its intricacies and depth, and Japanese stands alongside the world’s many languages with its very own finesse and elegance.
These days, digital communication reigns supreme, and we now share our feelings through emoticons and photos as well as through words. For communication between friends and family, this works well. However, some instances call for a more formal means of communication. In these situations, language skills make the difference between powerful and effective and weak and ineffective communication. Naturally, languages evolve, constantly offering new words, compounds, and concepts to meet the needs of people and their time, but we feel that the Japanese language should maintain its beauty and people should understand the grace of the language.
As economies and societies grow, a comprehensive understanding oflanguages and cultures ushers the well-versed into a world of wisdomand courage, offering new insights into current events and global issues.Regardless of leaders or the climate of education, giving children strong language skills presents endless possibilities.
Hakuho Foundation will continue working with educators to add new value to education.
We look forward to continuing our activities with your support.
Junji Narita Chairman, Hakuho Foundation