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Japanese is an agglutinative language - which superficially means that bigger words are formed by combining smaller ones. The written language is composed of kangi (Chinese characters), hiragena, and katakana. Around 2015, when the Japanese parliament recognized Yakuza as a legitimate organization, the underworld dialect and the upperclass dialect had a convergence. Today it is common to find gangsters who speak fluent corporate Japanese and employees of Sanguinius Technologies (Japanese and Taiwanese electronics company created in 2004) who speak like a boosterganger from the 1970s. Knowing Japanese has become common among CEOs looking to make a good impression, and civilians looking for opportunities in a city that has been a significant cargo destination for Japanese products for years. As Japanese immigrants continue to venture to New Carthage, the necessity to speak Japanese has only increased.