Japanese is not a terribly difficult language in terms of the grammar or
pronunciation, to a point.
For those students of European languages who have suffered through complicated verb conjugations,
numerous tenses, and feminine and masculine words, Japanese will be a breath of fresh air.
A word of caution... In general, Japanese does not use heavy
accents on different syllables of words. For example, think
of how most Americans pronounce the following words - bold
indicates placement of accent:
= Hi ro shi ma
Nagano = Na ga no
The correct pronunciation is without stress
on a particular syllable.