Hello Tokyo Dev community!
I talked with a few friends in Japan and I noticed that they mentioned knowing some other foreign languages, especially Mandarin Chinese, is a good asset to have. I also noticed that it’s quite common for my Japanese friends to visit neighboring, Mandarin speaking countries even if for holidays.
What would you say from your own experience, are there some foreign languages besides Japanese and English worth knowing when working in Japan? I will try to get employed in Japan in little less than 3 years from now on, going on working holiday visa. I could work as a developer, but I am also open to other positions and could find time to learn one more language
I have a BSc in Computer Science, and will get a Master’s degree in Management on top of that in 2 years. I currently have JLPT N2 in Japanese, plan to get N1 soon and improve my oral and written skills. I am a native Polish speaker.