When you look at Japanese compared to others, there are many things that the Japanese language is much easier.
For one, Japanese phonology is pretty simple since it had only five basic vowel sounds, and the consonants are basic.
Compare that to English phonology the vowels are much more complex than Japanese.
The good thing is Japanese is that it isn’t a tonal language like Mandarin or Vietnamese, the meaning varies depending on your tone.In Japanese, the pitch of the voice does matter a bit, even it’s not nearly as pronounced as in tonal languages.
Anybody who gives a try to learn a Romance language knows that subjunctive tense (expressing a future desire) will make you want to worry about.
In Japanese, it’s pretty easy to do not like other languages even for people who don’t have any clue on how subjunctive tense works in English.
And if studied Spanish or French at all, in those languages different nouns have different genders and need to be treated be differently. But in Japanese, it doesn’t have to deal with any of this. Example: A chair is not male and a library is not a female. You don’t have to guess the gender of an object.
Kanji, the boogeyman of the Japanese language, is much easy. Technology made a lot easier to learn kanji and easier to read and write kanji too. No longer has anybody had to memorize the stroke order of each kanji.
Indeed, it’s not easy to say comparably that one language is easier than another to learn.
Japanese can definitely be a struggle for novel learners. Different people learn in different ways, there are no two ways about it. But learning Japanese might not be the as hard task as you think. Give it a shot.