Howdy partners, I was looking up information on the JLPT and saw that having an N1 or N2 level certificate would suffice instead of taking a language exam for people entering the country. I currently am at the level of a natural born Japanese 3rd grader (maybe even less), meaning I know hiragana and katakana to a level where I recognize the kana within one maybe two seconds. I also have just started learning the first and most basic kanji on here. My questions are if I would be able to self educate myself to a position of high enough proficiency to live in Japan by roughly May 2022 or so (possibly summer as well). It’s not so much as a “Should I or Might I” as a “Can I” question because long story short my sister offered to let me move with her one she finishes her current year of college so I don’t exactly have a way to ‘extend’ and learn more beyond that time (other than just living there and picking it up there too).
I also don’t particularly know how to understand and create words in Japanese, be it hiragana or katakana or sort of kanji but I know that kanji are already words, but I was wondering when (if on wanikani) or where I could learn that (all within the time span of the previous question too).
P.S. I also am a senior in high school currently without a job so expensive tutoring is out of the question as well as spending 24/7 on it, but I still am trying to grind it out as much as I can. I also will still be learning as much in Japan as I can but I would need a job and I can’t really get any jobs such as retail or sales without knowing a good amount of knowledge.
EDIT: Thanks just SO much for everyone who replied to this whether with advice on moving, learning, not moving, how stupid an idea it is, and all of that! The perspectives and individual ideas and opinions help me learn so much and plan a better future for this road I’m trying to take so I really do appreciate everyone’s two cents, they’re far more valuable than just two cents! That being said, a lot of people said I might be getting ahead of myself, which I’m sure happens a lot with people wanting to move but I can assure you that the details of moving is something I’m going to spend a lot of time on planning and thinking about. With everyone’s input on the thread I can formulate a better idea as to what I should do and all. Also I’ve been trying to make sure everyone gets replied to so I really apologize if I missed someone, this post got a LOT more response than I every could’ve expected. This community is super helpful and kind and I’ll be sure to ask or update on what happens! Thanks to everyone
Second Edit: I actually cannot physically respond to everyone who responded which makes me feel super guilty but there are just so many people who commented and I’ve talked with and had whole minithreads on and oh god it’s just a bit too much for me though. I’ll still be going through and picking out all the information that I can use but there’s a long list of replies which couldn’t make me happier, even if some comments are fully against it. It allows me to take in another perspective. So just, again thanks to everyone who checks this post out, for anyone else who has a similar situation or even just wants to know what they need to move to Japan, come read this because holy is there a lot of incredible and diverse information for anyone and everyone to use.