this video looks at the similarities (and differences!) between chinese (mandarin) and japanese, two unrelated languages that have mutually influenced each other. Chinajapan relations or sino-japanese relations (simplified chinese traditional chinese pinyin zhngr gunx japanese , romanized nicch kankei) are the international relations between the peoples republic of china and japan. The countries are geographically separated by the east china sea. In this video are those of individual interviewees alone and do not reflect the views of asian boss or the general japanese population. There are at least three previous genetic groups that make up the current japanese. The first group is more related to the native phillipine people, native taiwanese and the okinawans. Googles free service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between english and over 100 other languages. firstly,chinese characters belong to ideograph system,this leads chinese character conveying a meanings rather than pronunciation. So i agreed that chinese is not the origins of japanese and korean. On the other hand,chinese character not only represents a language but the chinese culture. while both chinese and japanese written languages use chinese characters (known as hànz in chinese and kanji in japanese), japanese also uses a phonetic script called hiragana. If you see hiragana characters in a piece of writing, youre looking at something japanese. should i learn japanese or chinese? As a japanesechinese interpreter and translator, its a question i get asked a lot. Those that are crazy or masochistic enough to venture into the realm of asian languages often stop and pause when it comes to choosing from the two giants of the east asian languages japanese and mandarin. chinese women usually believe that the moon may be rounder abroad the grass is greener. Japanese women usually believe marrying foreigners is a kind of disgrace. Chinese women usually feel that marrying foreigners is a kind of infinite glory.