ARABIC LANGUAGE IN JAPAN
اللغة العربية في اليابان
Arabic language is one of the oldest languages. A global language originated in the Arabian Peninsula and grew up in the Arab countries and developed in many stages and expanded its scope until it reached around the globe, and reached the areas where Islam spread. But as it is a universal and widespread language in the whole world, it reached Japan only in the beginning of 20th century after the contacts and exchanges between the Islamic world and Japan. The Arabic language went through four stages in Japan. The first phase is from the beginning of 20th century to the Second World War. The second stage is after the Second World War to the oil crisis in 1973 and the third stage is after the oil crisis to the attacks of 9/11. The fourth stage is after the attacks of 9/11 to the present day. The study of the Arabic language in Japan is in constant motion but it is essential for the Arab countries to provide a great assistance for the dissemination of the study of Arabic language in Japan.