Fengping GaoJapanese: A Heavily Culture-Laden Language
Language and culture are interdependent. The uniqueness of the Japanese society makes
Japanese language a heavily culture-laden one, which contributes much to the language
barrier between Japanese and Americans. It is compulsory that many cultural concepts
must be integrated into comparative studies so they can be better understood from a
cross-cultural perspective, and communication between Japanese and Americans must
always be carried out with culture awareness.
Key Words: uniqueness; language; culture; communication