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Japanese is the mother tongue of more than 130 million people and is the tenth most spoken language in the world. Japanese is spoken in Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, and has the third largest economy in the world. After the US, Japan has the second greatest number of Fortune 500 global companies in the world, being home to 68 of them.

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