I believe Japanese is not a major language in the world like English or Spanish. But recently I watched video blogs in that girls talk or sing in Japanese. They don’t live in Japan or don’t have any blood relation to Japan, and they say they studied Japanese by themselves?!
Native English speaking people are accustomed to such scenes foreign people speak their language and may not understand how I’m impressed. The girls’ Japanese are very fluent and also present like Japanese young people. It’s also interesting to know why they start studying Japanese. Yes, the anime and comics that they loved in their elementary school days, made them curious about Japanese. What a strong culture!