Is Japanese or Hebrew easier for an English speaker to learn?
With Japanese you have to learn at least two separate writing systems (some number them as more than two) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_writing_system Not so with Hebrew. The Federal Government makes this comparison easier for us by giving us the average amount of classroom time it takes for a native (U.S.) English-speaker to learn a foreign language. Japanese: 88 weeks / 2200 hours - falls in the "most difficult" category - asterisked, identified as a language that is more difficult than others in the same category! Hebrew: 44 weeks / 1100 hours So: Japanese is considered by the U.S. government to be one of THE most difficult languages for native English-speakers to learn. Not so Hebrew. https://www.atlasandboots.com/foreign-service-institute-language-difficulty/
Per the American Foreign Service Institute, for an English speaker learning a first foreign language, it's: 1. Hebrew. Level IV. Requires 1100 hours of study to reach competency (not fluency). 2. Japanese. Level V. Requires 2200 hours. Level V is the most difficult level on the AFSI list. Note that the Japanese writing system uses three different scripts. You must know all three, since they can all appear in even a simple sentence like: I am American. Note also that level I languages require about 600 hours of study.
עברית Ivrit looks easy.