Japanese is an East Asian language spoken primarily in Japan, where it is the official language, as well as in diaspora communities around the world. It has over 128 million speakers worldwide. Japanese has a unique writing system, which uses a combination of three scripts: kanji (Chinese characters), hiragana, and katakana. It has a complex grammar structure with a system of verb conjugations and noun declensions. Japanese has been influenced by various languages, including Chinese and English, and is known for its literature, music, anime, and video game industry. It is an important language for trade, technology, and culture in East Asia.