Ah... So is English your first language? I was going to compliment you on your excellent English, thinking that Japanese was your first language!
xD Yes, english is my first language and in fact, I have never left the country. I just have an interest in languages. My school only ever offered German, French and Spanish (I took Spanish, now wishing I had chosen German) so I've had to teach myself Latin and Japanese from books and such.
I sound a lot smarter than I really am.