Can you guess which country has the most Japanese learners? The answer is China, and maybe this didn’t surprise you, but did you know that out of all Western countries, Australia has the most Japanese learners? Intriguing, isn't it? By the way, more than 97% of learners in Australia are primary school or secondary school students.
According to SURVEY REPORT ON JAPANESE-LANGUAGE EDUCATION ABROAD 2015 by Japan Foundation
Furthermore, by the number of learners per 100,000 population, Australia topped all countries with 1,419 people! Followed by Korea at 1,106 people, and Palau's 1,005 at people. No wonder I often come across Australians who know some Japanese!